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Innovative E-2 Visa Strategies for Real Estate Ventures

Innovative E-2 Visa Strategies for Real Estate Ventures

Securing an E-2 visa for real estate ventures can be challenging, especially when investment funds are limited. This blog explores an unconventional strategy for E-2 visa applicants who seek external investors for real estate development.

E-2 visa applicants in real estate face the hurdle of substantial investment requirements. However, creative thinkers can overcome this challenge by seeking investors who share their vision for profitable real estate projects.

By fostering collaboration, using qualified legal counsel, and having the right business plan in place, aspiring entrepreneurs can successfully navigate the E-2 visa process.

Strategic Steps to bring this strategy to fruition:

  1. Identify Potential Investors: Begin by identifying investors interested in collaborating on U.S. real estate projects. Seek individuals or entities aligned with the vision for profitable real estate projects. An investor business plan will be a fundamental tool to achieve this. The investor business plan must outline project details, potential returns, and the strategic growth plan for investors. A well-crafted plan is essential for attracting investors and showcasing project viability.

  2. Navigate the E-2 Visa Application Process: Collaborate with immigration law attorneys to navigate the E-2 visa application. Have your legal counsel approve the business model and investment you are considering as part of your E-2 visa petition. In particular, make sure your projects meet the E-2 “substantiality” and “marginality” requirements.

  3. Engage an Experienced Business Plan Professional: In navigating the intricacies of complex strategies, particularly for E-2 visa applicants seeking unconventional business structures, it is imperative to engage with an immigration business plan company equipped with the expertise to navigate these unconventional paths successfully. The nuanced nature of these strategies demands a level of familiarity that only an experienced business plan company provides, enabling E-2 applicants to maximize the potential benefits of their chosen structures. By collaborating with professionals well-versed in the intricacies of E-2 visas and their associated business plans, applicants can position themselves for success and raise their chances of getting the E-2 visa approved.
    A qualified business plan professional may suggest how to profit from your business model. For example, we have assisted many clients by suggesting they can charge fees for project management while offering investors opportunities for equity participation. This dual revenue model attracts hands-on investors and has proven to be successful in E-2 visa applications.

  4. Establish a Project Management Company: Under the guidance of your immigration attorney, launch a project management company. This entity will serve as the operational arm of real estate ventures. This entity oversees project planning, development, execution, and management.

For a deeper exploration of this unconventional strategy and insights into E-2 visa success, contact us today. Our dedicated team has played a pivotal role in supporting numerous investors in the meticulous crafting of business plans tailored for unconventional structures that are also E-2 visa-eligible. Through our expertise and commitment, we have assisted thousands of clients in presenting compelling narratives that outline the viability, profitability, and societal impact of their ventures. Our collaborative approach and attention to detail have resulted in a series of successful outcomes, with investors obtaining E-2 visas for their real estate management companies. Leveraging our experience and profound understanding of immigration requirements and the business world, we contribute daily to our clients' entrepreneurial success in the U.S. real estate market.


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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