Kiwi Act allows New Zealanders to Apply for E1 and E2 visas
The “Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors” Act, known colloquially as the “Kiwi Act,” which allows New Zealanders to apply for E1 visas and E2 visas was approved and signed August 2, 2018 by Donald Trump.
The Kiwi Act began its journey on June 20, 2018 when the US Senate voted unanimously in favor of the Act. Shortly thereafter, on July 23, 2018, the House passed by voice vote.
Now, New Zealand nationals join the ranks of 80 other countries allowed to apply for the E2 visa.
The act grants reciprocal treatment to US nationals. Officials in both countries are working to ensure the Act’s quick implementation to allow E2 visa processing for New Zealanders to start soon.