E-2 Visa to Become Available for Israeli Citizens


Effective May 1, 2019, a reciprocal investor visa option will become available for Israeli and U.S. citizens in each country. The E-2 Investor visa will be available to Israeli investors making a substantial investment in a U.S. business or seeking to travel to the United States to develop or manage the investment, as well as to essential workers of the E-2 business.


Individual investors must be Israeli citizens.  In the case where an organization, corporation or more than one person is making the investment, Israeli citizens must own at least 50% of the business. Applicants must make a substantial and real investment in a new or existing business that aims to generate a profit. The spouse and unmarried children under 21 can accompany a principal applicant under this visa category. Spouses may request work authorization after entering the United States. The E-2 Investor visa is valid for up to five years initially and is renewable for two-year increments. No quota applies to E-2 visa applications. 


This alert is for informational purposes only. Please contact our office to discuss your specific situation.



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