EB-5 Franchising

EB-5 Franchising

Behar Law GroupThe EB-5 immigration program is an opportunity for qualified foreign nationals to become permanent residents “green card” of the United States. The EB-5 franchising (a form of independent investment) option, allows foreign immigrants to invest into a franchise rather than a regional center, bringing down the overall investment risk. EB-5 franchising allows foreign investors to be “hands on” from beginning to end.

Various Benefits Include:

  • Recognized brand names both in the U.S. and abroad;
  • Locations in urban and rural areas;
  • Increased chances of business success because you are associating with proven products and methods;
  • Low risk inventory, most are non-perishable;
  • Recognized job creation levels;
  • Business in a box model. Support from the franchisor in training, consulting, bookkeeping (accounting services), technology, property and equipment, product distribution, advertising support
  • Projected return of principal in the business plan;
  • Fair rate of return during investment period;
  • Live, work, and attend any school in the U.S.
  • U.S education for all minor children below 21 years of age;
  • Personal and Family Security in America;


Franchising Process:

  • Royalty arrangement- pay the franchisor based on your store’s gross profit.
  • Making the investment
  • Step-by-step timeline- Learn the steps to joining a franchise business- from the application to taking over stores in a few months.
  • Discovering the best franchise- Figure out what the best franchise is for you and decide if it is a good fit.



To be considered as a candidate for a franchise, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Prove permanent residency in the United States
  • We prefer you have Retail, Management and/or Customer Service–related business experience within the United States
  • Not have filed for bankruptcy within the last 7 years
  • Have excellent credit


Franchising Costs:

Legal fees (immigration)


Franchising Documents Review


Business Plan


Corporate Preparation


Source of funds


Costs (estimated)






NOTE Costs vary depending on the franchise you wish to invest in, as well as how many you choose to invest in.


Franchise Timeline:

  • Apply
  • Sales manager interview
  • Qualification testing
  • Store selection
  • Business selection
  • Business planning
  • Final interview
  • Agreement signing
  • Training