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How We Helped Unconventional Businesses Secure U.S. Visas

How We Helped Unconventional Businesses Secure U.S. Visas

In our 15+ years of experience in the business immigration world, we have had the privilege of serving a diverse array of customers, ranging from large corporations to individual entrepreneurs. Some of the most unique and interesting business models we have helped obtain their E-2 visas and National Interest Waivers (NIW) include:

1. OnlyFans Creator

One of the most contemporary business models we’ve supported is that of an OnlyFans creator. This client leveraged their digital content creation skills to build a substantial following on the platform, generating significant income through subscriptions and personalized content. By crafting a comprehensive E-2 visa business plan, we demonstrated the client’s ability to contribute to the U.S. economy, highlighting potential job creation and revenue generation through marketing, content production, and potential collaborations with other creators.

2. Tattoo Artist

Tattoo artistry is not just a profession; it's a form of personal expression and a growing industry in the U.S. We assisted a renowned tattoo artist who wanted to establish a studio in the U.S. Our business plan showcased the artist's unique skills, their international reputation, and the demand for custom tattoo art. We also emphasized the potential for job creation, including apprenticeships and administrative roles, which bolstered the client’s E-2 visa application.

3. Lighthouse Photographer

A niche yet captivating business model, our lighthouse photographer client specialized in capturing stunning images of historic lighthouses along coastal regions. The business plan highlighted the client’s portfolio, the artistic and cultural significance of their work, and the tourism potential. By detailing future exhibitions, collaborations with travel and tourism boards, and merchandise sales, we successfully demonstrated the economic impact and cultural value of the client's work while helping him secure an NIW visa.

4. Micropigmentation Specialist

Micropigmentation, also known as cosmetic tattooing, is a rapidly growing field. We helped a skilled micropigmentation specialist who offered services such as permanent makeup and scalp micropigmentation. The business plan underscored the specialist’s expertise, the high demand for these services, and the potential for expansion into training programs and product sales. This comprehensive approach showcased the business's ability to thrive and contribute economically and was fundamental for the approval of our client’s NIW visa.

5. Omakase Chef

Omakase, a Japanese dining experience where the chef selects the dishes, is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. We supported an experienced Omakase chef in establishing a high-end dining establishment. The business plan detailed the chef’s culinary background, the uniqueness of the dining experience, and the growing market for premium culinary experiences. We also highlighted job creation, including kitchen staff, servers, and management roles, enhancing the chef's O-1 visa application.

If you have a unique business model

Our extensive experience in the business immigration sector has shown us that there is virtually no licit activity that cannot be suited and adapted to obtain a business visa in the U.S. Whether your business is traditional or unique, we can help you articulate, in a coherent and compliant manner, your intentions to the immigration authorities. If you are looking for experienced professionals to support your visa petition with solid immigration business plans, give us a call.

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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