Jan 2, 2020

Years in the Making: E-2 Visas Available to Israeli Citizens

E-2 Visa

In 2012, President Obama signed a treaty which would ultimately set the stage for the extension of the E-2 visa to Israeli citizens. However, this process was delayed until the launch of a reciprocal treaty offered to U.S. citizens in Israel. While this ultimately took nearly seven years, in June 2018 Israel approved the issuance of the B-5 investor visa to U.S. entrepreneurs for investment in Israel. As a result, on May 1, 2019, Israeli citizens were able to apply for E-2 visa status in the United States, joining approximately ninety (90) other countries that are afforded similar status. A… Read more