Under the legislation, Israelis would be eligible for an E2 visa if they develop and direct the operations of a business in which they’ve invested – or are in the process of investing – a substantial amount of capital in the US.
The visa would last for two years and could be indefinitely extended so long as the applicant still met the terms of the visa.
Until now, Israelis have been precluded from applying for the E2 visa because of US limitations on which countries are eligible, a change that can only be made with legislation.
“Israel is a trusted friend and a special ally, and this legislation expands business opportunities that will provide economic benefits for both countries,”
Good news indeed!