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Dealing with E-2 Visa Renewals Amidst Pandemic Challenges

Dealing with E-2 Visa Renewals Amidst Pandemic Challenges

Renewing an E-2 visa in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for business owners. Many clients have approached us with concerns about the negative impact the pandemic has had on their businesses – from unmet projections to shifting consumer habits. This blog delves into the anxieties and uncertainties faced by E-2 visa holders, hesitant to initiate the renewal process due to underperforming operations. Read more to learn about our tailored solution designed to assist clients in this type of situation and how crafting compelling narratives and presenting logical, credible 5-year plans can be instrumental in obtaining visa approval.

How We Help Clients Renew Their E-2 Visas With Underperforming Businesses

1. Understanding the Unique Challenges: As a first step, we explore firsthand the setbacks encountered in clients’ business operations due to the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. From supply chain disruptions to changes in consumer behavior, we delve into the diverse challenges our clients have faced.

2. Our Tailored Solution: Detailed Narratives and Future Planning: Second, we analyze our clients’ business models and draft detailed narratives that directly correlate the challenges posed by the pandemic to each client's specific situation. By providing a comprehensive understanding of the external factors impacting the business, we help build a compelling case for visa renewal.

3. Looking Ahead: A New 5-Year Plan: Last, we present a new, detailed plan for the next five years. This forward-looking strategy is both realistic and credible, offering immigration authorities a glimpse into the client's vision for overcoming current challenges and steering the business towards success.

Renewing an E-2 visa in the wake of a global pandemic requires a nuanced and strategic approach. Our blog sheds light on the concerns of visa holders facing business underperformance and outlines a solution that involves crafting detailed narratives and presenting a forward-looking plan for the next five years. If you must renew your visa and find that the pandemic has negatively impacted your original goals and projections, reach out to us for a proactive approach to E-2 visa renewals in a post-pandemic landscape.


The information provided in this blog is intended solely for informational purposes. While we strive to offer accurate and up-to-date content, it should not be considered legal advice. Immigration laws and regulations are subject to change, and individual circumstances can vary widely. For personalized guidance and legal advice regarding your specific immigration situation, we strongly recommend consulting with a qualified immigration attorney who can provide you with tailored assistance and ensure compliance with current laws and regulations.


Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally-based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in four different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.

Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.

At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.


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