In January 2022 423 Canadians were granted e-2 investor visas, which allows them to operate and own a U.S. company. This is a 640% increase on the previous year’s 57 approvals. The e-2 visa, which is most sought-after by US investors for Canadian entrepreneurs wishing to legally reside in the United States, is growing in popularity.
Google Trends shows that e2 visa and US visa searches from Canada have reached their highest levels in five years. Given that e-2 visa appointments can take as long as 6 months, issuances of e-2 visas are expected to increase significantly in 2022 and the next few years.
Visa Franchising is the most trusted advisor in identifying and analyzing e-2 visa-eligible businesses. It has consulted hundreds upon hundreds of Canadian families through virtual meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are the top reasons Canadians cite to make the decision to move to the U.S. to invest in a U.S. company and with their family:
1) COVID-related Restrictions
2) Cold Weather
3) High taxes
4) Educational Opportunities for Children
The e-2 visa, one of the most sought-after visas in US immigration is a highly popular visa. The e-2 visa permits applicants to renew indefinitely and enter the US multiple times during the validity period. They can also stay in the US for up to two years.
Visa franchise offers families who are moving to the US with the e-2 investor visa a safe and smooth path. They can assist foreign nationals who wish to legally reside in the US by investing in small businesses. Based on the client’s unique profile, their team determines which business opportunities are best for them. Their research team continuously analyzes franchise and business models to provide the best small business investment solutions to their customers.