Israel Expected to be Added as E2 Treaty Country
Is it expected that Israel will join the dozens of other countries worldwide that have reciprocal visas with the United States and finally be eligible for E2 visas. According to reports, the United States will likely start accepting E2 visa applications on May 1, 2019.
According to the US Department of State website for Israel, “The E-2 visa category for Israelis is not yet in effect. The Embassy and Branch Office will issue a press release as soon as the E-2 Investor Visa is available to Israeli nationals.” We are standing by!
This marks the second country in less than a year to be added to the treaty country list. Last summer, New Zealand was added. Unfortunately, the treaty country list is not growing, however. Both Ecuador and Bolivia are winding down the E2 visa option. At this time, no new applications for the E2 visa are being accepted in either country.