Israelis may soon be able to live and work in the US as small Business owners by investing money in active and new Businesses. The US Congress is currently legislating a bill that, if passed, will make it easier for Israeli businessmen and investors to receive a visa to the US.
Jewish US Congressman Anthony Weiner from New York placed a bill on the House Judiciary Committee’s table that will allow Israeli investors access to this benefit.
The E2 visa is a special non-immigrant visa available to nationals of treaty countries entering the US to do the following:
a.) Develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which they have invested, or are actively in the process of investing a substantial amount of capital;
b.) Invest substantially in an already-established US enterprise;
c.) Develop and direct investments from the treaty country.
The investment should create job opportunities for US workers. While it is preferable to have the U.S. workers hired at the time of application for the treaty investor visa, reasonably achievable projections of jobs that will be created in the future is often sufficient.
To learn more about the E2 Visa, watch our video below: