E-2 Investor Visa Program Opened to Israelis May 1

May 23, 2019

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Laura Danielson is an active member.

United States and Israel leaders shaking hands on a deal agreementEffective May 1, 2019, the E-2 investor visa program has opened to Israelis under a reciprocal treaty investor agreement signed between the United States and Israel.

Certain Israeli nationals who are lawfully present in the United States can now request a change of status to the E-2 treaty investor classification. The U.S. Embassy in Israel notes that Israeli companies seeking E visas for their owners or employees must apply at the Branch Office in Tel Aviv and establish that the trading enterprise or investment meets the requirements. For both first-time applicants and renewals, the company must submit supporting documents, including the individual application for the employee, by mail.

Details:

USCIS announcement
Information from U.S. Embassy in Israel
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