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Step 1: Understand Your Options

Steps to Buying an Immigration Eligible Business

1. Understand Your Options

2. Find the Right Business

3. Make an Offer

4. Get Financing

5. Close the Deal

Understanding what options you have when examining the purchase of a business is the first step to assuring a smooth and successful outcome. While far from exhaustive, generally speaking, most opportunities you will find will fall into one of the following three categories. 

L-1 Visa

L-1 visas are available to employees (including executive/managers) of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad. Typically, owners will purchase an existing business in the U.S. and relocate themselves and their immediate family to America

E-2 Visa

The E-2 Investor Visa allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States. Applicants must be from a US treaty country to be eligible and must run a business while in America.

EB-5 Visa

The EB-5 visa requires a minimum investment of $900,000 into a new or existing business. This allows the applicant and their immediate family to live in America and work in that business. There are no other requirements like the L-1 or E-2 visa.

Being able to learn about and purchase an L-1 business all under one roof has made the process simple

Johannes De Jager

L-1 Business Owner

immigrationeligiblebusinesses.com is great! I didn’t know we were eligible for these visas and to be able to search for the business that matches that eligibility is awesome!

Louise Carter

L-1 Business Owner

The E-2 visa has allowed me and my family to move to America and take advantage of the increased economy size which has taken my business to a whole new level

Michael Carey

E-2 Business Owner

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Business Owner Visa Types

L-1 Visa

L-1 visas are available to employees (including executive/managers) of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad. Typically, owners will purchase an existing business in the U.S. and relocate themselves and their immediate family to America

E-2 Visa

The E-2 Investor Visa allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States. Applicants must be from a US treaty country to be eligible and must run a business while in America.

EB-5 Visa

The EB-5 visa requires a minimum investment of $900,000 into a new or existing business. This allows the applicant and their immediate family to live in America and work in that business. There are no other requirements like the L-1 or E-2 visa.

Being able to learn about and purchase an L-1 business all under one roof has made the process simple

Johannes De Jager

L-1 Business Owner

immigrationeligiblebusinesses.com is great! I didn’t know we were eligible for these visas and to be able to search for the business that matches that eligibility is awesome!

Louise Carter

L-1 Business Owner

The E-2 visa has allowed me and my family to move to America and take advantage of the increased economy size which has taken my business to a whole new level

Michael Carey

E-2 Business Owner