Any successful business begins with the planning stage prior to the start of the business. There needs to be a process for handling all imaginable issues that may occur once a business is formed. If you are planning to apply for an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa and wish to do so by means of starting your own business in the United States, you need to start planning now, if you haven’t already done so. Planning a business to invest in provides the United States with documentation that your business will likely contribute to the United States economy and create jobs. Such a plan will reassure the United States that you have the aptitude and motivation to be a part of the United States economy.
When applying for an E-2 visa, you will have to complete a five-year business plan that outlines in detail how you expect your business to grow. The plan allows immigration officials to have a better understanding of your goals and the likelihood that you will meet your goals within five years. The plan must be strong and provide sufficient information for immigration officials to make an educated decision as to whether or not your E-2 visa application should be granted.
Elements of a Solid Business Plan
A good business plan reflects that you have investigated how your potential business will serve the United States economy. Such an investigation will enable you to determine if your investment in a new business will pay off both for you and for workers in the United States. Elements of a cohesive business plan include, but certainly are not limited to, the following:
- A description of your business enterprise and its goals;
- An explanation of how your business will positively influence the United States economy and create jobs;
- A summary indicating that you and your business will meet the requirements to obtain an E-2 visa;
- An analysis of how successful you believe your business will be, using existing businesses and industries as guidelines and comparisons;
- A summary of how much funding will be needed to get your business off the ground and successful in a short period of time;
- A detailed description of the goods you intend to sell and/or the services you intend to offer;
- The number of employees you expect to recruit; and
- A summary of the company’s organizational structure
Business plans are always unique to the particular enterprise in question. Therefore, there isn’t always any one way to write a good business plan, but the shorter and more succinct the business plan is, the easier it is for immigration officials to review your E-2 visa application. The best business plans are able to say a lot in the fewest words. In addition to seeking the help of an immigration attorney, it is essential to work with a professional who has experience writing business plans that translate into successful business enterprises.
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If you would like to obtain an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa, you should contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible to ensure you have met all of the requirements and increase the chances that your E-2 visa application will be approved. The five-year business plan is essential for you to prove you will have a successful enterprise in the United States. Such a plan also requires that you seek professional assistance both from an immigration attorney and a professional who helps people and companies plan businesses. At Geygan & Geygan, Ltd., our immigration attorneys will review your particular situation and provide assistance with the entire E-2 treaty process. Our attorneys will pay special attention to the business planning component of the E-2 visa and will provide you with the necessary guidance to ensure you are doing everything possible to have your application approved. To speak with our immigration attorneys, call Geygan & Geygan, Ltd. today at 513-791-1673 to schedule your free consultation.