Israeli Nationals Eligible for Treaty Investor Visas

Beginning on May 1st, specific Israeli nationals who are lawfully present in the United States will be able to request a change of status to the E-2 treaty investor classification! An eligible Israeli national will be able to file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, to request a change of status to E-2 classification.

 

Please review USCIS News Alert, “Israeli Nationals Eligible for Treaty Investor Visas” for more details.

 

 

*The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business.  Certain employees of such a person or of a qualifying organization may also be eligible for this classification.  (For dependent family members, see “Family of E-2 Treaty Investors and Employees” below.)

See U.S. Department of State’s Treaty Countries for a current list of countries with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation.

*USCIS: E-2 Treaty Investors

 

 

Source of Information:

USCIS (USCIS.gov), 4/22/19, News Alert:

Israeli Nationals Eligible for Treaty Investor Visas

 

USCIS (USCIS.gov), 1/14/14, Web Page:

E-2 Treaty Investors

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