After years of negotiations between the U.S. and Israeli governments, the E-2 treaty investor visa will be available to Israeli citizens as of May 1, 2019. The E-2 visa is a valuable option which allows entrepreneurs to remain in the U.S. to manage investments they have made in either purchasing or starting a business. The E-2 also allows Israeli companies that have invested in U.S. operations to hire Israeli workers for executive, supervisory, or essential-skills positions. Spouses of E-2 visa holders are eligible to work for any employer in the U.S.
Filing requirements for the E-2 are very complicated. Please contact an attorney in McCandlish Holton’s Immigration Practice Group to see whether an E-2 makes sense for you or your employees.