an E-2 business plan?

Many of the most innovative companies in the United States were started by immigrants. In fact, one of the pillars on which the US economy stands is held strong by investors from outside. That is the reason why the US government has created special visas just for immigrant investors. Immigration by investment has also become one of the most popular means of settling in the country. However, to qualify for this kind of visa, applicants must meet strict documentation requirements, as defined by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The business plan needs to provide all the information that an immigration officer needs to make a decision as to whether the foreign investor should be granted immigration or not.




A foreign investor has to invest in a new or existing business in the United States.


An investment is defined as placing capital in the form of money or assets into a new or existing venture for profitable outcomes.


The money invested must be in the possession of the entrepreneur and some of it must be irrevocably committed to the enterprise.


The money must be in the investor’s funds.


The money must be legitimately obtained.


The business must be a real one; that is, the entrepreneurial undertaking will produce goods or services for earning profits.



Writing an E-2 business plan is not that simple, since this document is written to impress USCIS. It contains some additional sections that directly address the requirements of USCIS which are as follows:

Executive Summary
Executive and Business Summary

The first two pages can be an executive summary of the business. These introductory pages of the plan can grab the attention of the immigration officer. The summary should briefly portray a nice, well-rounded picture of the enterprise.

E-2 Visa Fulfillment and Value Proposition

This section of the plan describes how the mentioned requirements of the USCIS are met. Also, it describes how the business venture can be profitable to the U.S. economy.

market and industry
Market and Industry Analysis

This section explains a complete analysis of the market and the competitors. It demonstrates the market segment the business is targeting and the demographics of that segment. The industry analysis demonstrates an in-depth analysis and research on the industry.

Sustainability strategies
Financial and Sustainability strategies

In this section, the financial condition of the entrepreneur is projected. The USCIS prefers to approve those business plans that present an enterprise with planned growth strategies.

Value proposition
Value proposition

It describes how the business venture can be profitable to the U.S. economy.

Ownership structure and management
Ownership structure and management

This section describes the involvement of the investor in the business and the roles and qualifications of the management team hired.

Operating plan
Operating plan and Marketing strategies

This section will provide a wealth of information regarding the operating strategies of the business. Also, the plan will include the marketing strategies of a company.


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Certain documents are required to write a proper E-2 business plan. These documents endorse the information in the business plan:


Real estate purchase or sales contract if purchasing some commercial space.


Franchise agreement.


Lease agreement if renting some commercial space.


Purchase or sales contract if buying some other business.


Resume of the immigrant investor.


Resume of any executive or manager already hired.


Articles of incorporation if the business is a corporation.


Articles of organization if the company is a limited liability company.


Explanation of the capital invested.

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