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E2 Visa Attorney – Investor Visa for Israelis: Update on Bill March 2012

This is a recent update on the E2 Visa Bill for Israeli Nationals. Many investors from Israel would like nothing better than the opportunity to do so and thus earn the right to live and work in the U.S.

On February 9, 2012, legislators introduced H.R. 3992 which would allow otherwise eligible Israeli nationals to receive E–2 nonimmigrant visas if similarly situated United States nationals are eligible for similar nonimmigrant status in Israel.

On 2/28/12, the House Judiciary committee passed H.R. 3992 by a voice vote. The measure must next be scheduled for vote by the entire House of Representatives.

On 3/19/12, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3992 by a vote of 371-0. There is a companion bill in the Senate, S 921, introduced by Senator Schumer on 5/9/11, however the Senate Judiciary committee has not yet considered this bill. We will update as soon as more information becomes available.

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