How to Write an E-2 Visa Business Plan
If you’re planning to relocate to the United States to operate or start a new business, you’re most likely looking at the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa. The E-2 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued to people from treaty nations who have invested or are actively planning to invest a substantial amount of money in a United States business. To read more on who’s eligible for the E-2 Investor Visa, read our post here.
The term “substantial amount” might imply any quantity because no exact minimum has been defined. However, our E-2 Visa lawyers recommend a financial investment of at least $80,000. The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is generally valid for 3 to 5 years and can be extended for an indefinite amount of time if the holder desires. Read more about the recommended investment for an E-2 Visa here.
We Specialize in E2 Visa Business Plans
In addition to fulfilling the many eligibility requirements, obtaining an E-2 Visa requires thoroughly laying out all relevant details about you and your business to the U.S. immigration officials in a simple, easy-to-follow business plan.
To demonstrate that all the E-2 Visa requirements have been fulfilled, your business plan needs to clearly highlight your qualifications and supply strong financial forecasts. While this might sound complicated, having an expert’s assistance can make all the difference in turning your visa application process into a visa.
Our E-2 Visa attorneys have helped individuals from around the world craft comprehensive immigration business plans and applications that highlight their strengths. Here, our experts will guide you through everything you need to know about E-2 Visa business plans to help you get started.
When creating E2 visa business plans, you’ll need to include much of the same content as standard business plans. But you will want to further elaborate on your investment, source of capital, and ability to establish and direct the business.
An E-2 Visa Business Plan also requires more background details on you as the candidate in addition to the executive summary and business details that standard business plans set out.
How Should E-2 Visa Business Plans Be Written?
Due to the fact that E2 visa business plans are written explicitly for USCIS, its language and tone should follow both immigration laws and legal business guidelines.
The immigration authorities who review your application might not have the same business background as typical readers of business plans, so it’s important to ensure that it is written in clear and straightforward English without any grammar or spelling mistakes.
Because a business plan for the E-2 Visa has unique needs and is essential to a successful application, having specialized legal assistance is vital to beginning your journey of entrepreneurship in the United States.
Key Point of the E-2 Visa Business Plan
At a minimum, the E-2 Visa business plans should consist of the following:
(a) An executive summary and business description introducing the company, its products and/or services, and a general overview of why you and your business venture qualify for the E-2 visa;
(b) A description of your intended purpose of developing and directing the enterprise in the United States, including details that prove that you are entering the United States for the sole purpose of running the business, that you own at least 50% of the business, and that you are responsible for the day-to-day operations;
(c) A target market analysis with information on its conditions, competitors, and an explanation of why your business will succeed in the United States market;
(d) A comprehensive marketing strategy describing how the business will gain acknowledgment in its target market and how it intends to engage with this market;
(e) A detailed hiring plan for the next 5 years of the company’s operations, including a description of each position they intend to hire and how many employees they intend to hire, that proves that the business will create new jobs for local residents;
(f) A discussion on finances with a 3-5 year financial projection, including a balance sheet, a cash flow statement, and a profit and loss statement, as well as an explanation for the figures and assumptions in these statements;
(g) A section proving that you have possession and control of your investment funds, accompanied by evidence of the source of funds with a clear paper trail and proof that the investment is “substantial” under E-2 investor visa guidelines;
(h) An operational strategy section explaining the company’s organization and management, as well as a description of your skills and experience as the E-2 visa applicant and how they relate to the business to ensure its viability;
Contact our E-2 Visa Lawyers to Prepare Your Business Plan
In order to fully, accurately, and effectively capture the above elements, consulting a professional with specialized knowledge is essential. Whether you’re obtaining an E-2 Visa by purchasing a franchise or starting an entirely new business from the ground up, our E-2 Visa lawyers can help.
Our E-2 Visa Lawyers are professionals with backgrounds in both business and immigration and substantial experience managing complex matters from a diverse client base and dozens of industries. Get started by filling out our E-2 Eligibility Survey today.
In our experience, the preparation of a strong, comprehensive business plan that shows how your enterprise satisfies the requirements of the E-2 visa program is vital.
Because of that, our E-2 Visa attorneys use their extensive skills, resources, and experience to prepare E-2 Visa Business Plans that satisfy the approval of the toughest immigration and consular officers.
Contact our E-2Visa attorneys today to schedule a free consultation and begin bringing your international entrepreneurship dreams to life.