WHAT DOES AN E-2 VISA ENTITLE AN ISRAELI CITIZEN TO DO?
Direct and Control a US Business. The United States E2 visa enables a citizen of Israel to:
- operate a new business from within the United States or
- acquire and operate business of any size form within the United States
Work in a US Business. An Israeli Citizen can also use the E2 visa to bring other Israeli Nationals to the United States to work in a US business they own.
CAN AN ISRAELI CITIZEN OBTAIN AN E-2 VISA IN ANY COUNTRY?
Yes, as an Israeli Nationals you can apply for an E-2 visa from:
- Any country where you are lawfully resident
- Certain US consulates who have decided to allow persons not resident in their location to apply for E-2 Visas in their consulate. As this list changes, please contact us for details.
WHAT IS THE E-2 VISA PROCESS?
Please visit our main E-2 visa page.Processing times for the E-2 Visa are relatively fast. The key is to produce a credible business plan for the US consular staff to evaluate.
HOW LONG CAN AN E-2 VISA FOR AN ISRAELI CITIZEN LAST?
- Maximum initial E-2 validity for an Israeli citizen is 24 months
- After this, an E-2 Visa can be renewed infinitely
CHOOSING AN E-2 BUSINESS
Israeli Citizens apply for E-2 visas to direct and control businesses in a huge variety of industries in the United States. Some popular options include:
- Integrated Circuits and Digital Technology
- App development
- Specialty Restaurants and Contact us to learn how D&A can help you find a business in the US
ADVANTAGES OF E-2 VISA FOR THE TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHOLOGY INDUSTRIES?
According to the OEC 32.1% of Israeli exports go to the United States and the United States, making the United States Israel’s leading export market. The UK comes third at 3.71%
After the diamond industry Israel’s largest exporting industries are biotechnology (6.85%) and Integrated Circuits (4.46%).
The E-2 visa presents an ideal way for Israeli nationals in these sectors to open or expand a business in the United States. Many Israeli-trained physicians have also migrated to the United States.
The US Federal government together with various State and local governments offer special incentives and assistance for technology and biotechnology business coming to the United States. Please contact out firm for further information on these incentives.
E-2 VISA FOR DUAL CITZENS OF ISRAEL AND THE UK
No, Israel Nationals from anywhere in the world are eligible for the US E2 visa and many are now applying for the E2 Treaty Investor Visa.
A number of our clients hold joint UK and Israeli Nationality. As the UK is the only country in the world whose citizens are subject to a residency requirement (in the UK) our clients holding both Israeli and UK passports usually use their Israeli Nationality to apply for their US E2 Visa. For Israeli Citizens resident in the UK E-2 visa can be obtained from the US consulate in London.
Learn more about E2 Visas for UK Nationals.
E2 VISA FOR DUAL CITIZENS OF ISRAEL AND RUSSIA
Given the emigration patterns between Russia and Israel there are an estimated 1.5 Million Russian Citizens resident in Israel and an estimated 80,000 Israeli citizens resident in the Moscow area alone.
While Russia is not an E2 country, Russian citizens who can avail themselves of Israel’s generous citizenship program can thereby become eligible for the sought after US E2 visa. In the absence of a claim to Israeli citizenship, Russian nationals can generally only avail themselves of the US E2 visa program through Grenadian and Turkish citizenship programs.
EB-5 INVESTOR VISA FROM ISRAEL
Each year there are around 700 EB-5 visas available to people born in Israel. The EB-5 visa offers a US Green Card (permanent residency) by investment. The required investment is $900,000 per family, which includes the primary applicant, as well as any spouse and children under the age of 21. The investment must be in a new commercial enterprise and it must create or sustain ten full-time American jobs. Click here for more details.
L-1 INVESTOR VISA FROM ISRAEL
The L-1 Intracompany Visa is a popular route to the United States, especially for people in the tech industry. The L-1A allows a company to transfer an international manager or executive and the L-1B allows it to transfer an employee with “specialized knowledge”. It is possible to set up a brand new US office of your Israeli company and then transfer employees there to oversee the set-up and growth of that new office. Israeli citizens are initially eligible for L-1 visas upto 48 months, which can then be extended to a maximum of five years for an L-1B and seven years for an L-1A visa. After this time, the applicant would need to return to Israel or find an alternative visa for staying in the United States. Read more about the L-1 Visa here.
E2 Visa Solutions by Country of Nationality or Residency
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E2 Visa for Australians nationals
E2 Visa for British nationals
E2 Visa for Korean nationals
E2 Visa for Italian nationals
E2 Visa for Indian nationals
E2 Visa for Vietnamese nationals
E2 Visa for Israelis nationals
E2 Visa for Egyptian nationals
E2 Visa for Czechs nationals
E2 Visa for Chileans nationals
E2 Visa for Ukrainian nationals
E2 Visa for Germany nationals
E2 Visa for Taiwan nationals
E2 Visa for Filipinos nationals
Latest case studies
- Change of status application from F-1 to E-2 treaty investor
- E-2 for Essential Employee- Singapore
- E-2 treaty investor Visa application approved for a UK national
- 5-Year E-2 treaty investor visa issued to a filipino citizen
- E-2 Visa in the “essential employee category” approved for singaporean national
- U.S. visas for critical employees of a Singapore-based wealth management company
- 5-year E-2 visa for a romanian investor issued by the U.S. embassy in Bucharest
- Approved: E2 Visa for Owner of Norwegian Skincare Company
- Change of Status E2 Treaty Investor: Pakistan
- Changing status - F-1 to E-2
- D&A Clients Wait Out the EB-5 Queue in the USA Using E-2 Visa
- E-2 Status for Indian Born Purchaser of Retail Business with Australian Passport
- E-2 Treaty Investor Visa application approved for a uk citizen
- E-2 Treaty investor Visa application approved for a filipino investor
- E-2 Visa for Design and Decorating Enterprise
- E-2 Visa for a Founder/CEO of a Real Estate Investment Firm
- E-2 Visa: Change of Status approved for a Singaporean national amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
- E-2 Visas for UK nationals valid for 5 years
- E-2 for Footwear / Fashion
- E-2 for Real Estate Development
- E-2 for Real Estate Start-Up Firm
- E-2 for a Recreational Water Sports Company
- E-2 treaty investor visa for a UK national valid for 5 years
- E-2 treaty investor visa renewal for another 4 years for an australian citizen and E-2 derivative visas for his spouse and child
- E2 Study Cases
- E2 Treaty Investor - Rug & Carpet Retail and Wholesale
- E2 Treaty Investor Visa for Aviation Industry
- E2 treaty investor visa for an italian national
- E2 visa for Commercial Lighting Fixtures
- Grenada CBI Coupled with a USA E-2 Visa
- Keeping a Family together through the E-2 Visa: Client Case Study
- Message from a satisfied E-2 client
- Renewal of E-2 Treaty Investor Visa for an Australian National
- भारत में जन्मे ऑस्ट्रेलियाई के लिए कैलिफोर्निया में स्टोर खोलने के लिए E-2 वीजा
- E-2 Visa for Leading Fashion Designer
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I had a great experience with Davies & Associates. They are very thorough in the approach and their have experts in this field who know the domain very well.I would certainly be leaning onto them for any future needs as well.
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Thanks to them for handling my E2 visa very professionally. I had a study visa from F1 and changed it to E2. I encountered many problems during the application process. Verdie and Etta were very patient in helping me and it took a long time. I highly recommend this place.
Getting my E2 Visa was a very in-depth process that took just over a year from when I committed to it, but 8 months from when I found a business I wanted to purchase. The only reason I'm giving 4 and not 5 stars is because the timeframe was a lot longer than expected from the initial information. Aside from the timing, Verdie and his team led me through the Visa process, providing all the guidance I needed to be successful, including advising me on the RIGHT type of Visa to suit my goals. Within the process I purchased a business and the greater Davies team included lawyer Rinat who helped me put the deal together. One of the biggest parts was my Business Plan which created from my info by Ana Ortiz, who did an incredible job. The process is certainly tedious and Verdie & Christina were always there to answer my questions, provide suggestions and advice and ensure I had all the documents I needed to support my application. I appreciated their patience with my questions and their advice and in the end, the application was so thorough the interview process was quick and easy. I highly recommend Davies & Associates and look forward to working with them again when it's time to renew my Visa.
When we first started our search for a firm to represent us in our journey to acquire my E2 visa, we reached out to a couple of companies and individual Attorneys. The responsive of the team-at D&A and positive reviews made the choice obvious. From the start D&A staff were very professional and easy to work with. Our Attorney, Verdie was very knowledgeable in the matter. He answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. The team is very professional and did a wonderful job on our Business plan. And helpful Etta put together all the documentations needed for my application. All in all, Davies & Associates organization and step by step system, helped the whole process to move smoothly with out a glitch. I highly recommend Davies & Associates for any one who is pursuing an E2 Visa.
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand.Individual seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
D&A was very detail-oriented and was very thorough in what they did” L1 Visa Client. There was a lot of work on my case and worked on it 24/7 and was very patient answering all my questions.E2 Visa Client
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D&A was my guiding light through the entire EB5 Process.EB5 Visa Client
I would definitely be a big advocate for the rest of my life for anyone wanting to explore the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme leading to the E2 Visa. The most important thing is a good team behind you.. with Davies & Associates you’re in safe hands… you need someone who can give you all the support at the ground level and, again, you are well take care of by D&A. The people are really warm, very helpful and quite openminded when it comes to business… Not to mention as a passport it’s great from a travel perspective…It’s just 4/5 hours from New York.Grenada CBI + E2 Visa Client
The entire process of getting an EB5 visa is handled in a professional way by Mark Davies and his team. EB5 is a wonderful option for anyone considering moving to the United States if you have the means. I was hoping to use the H1B route for my children, but it became unreliable and so I looked to the EB5 Visa instead. It is great for anyone who has the resources. Mark gives you the first meetings himself which gives you great comfort. Both Mark and Sanjay are abundantly available and I even had the pleasure of hosting them at my house.Parent of 2 EB5 Visa Holders
I'm in a process of extending my L1 visa. I submitted a few questions regarding my case and he contacted me back almost immediately both by e-mail and telephone. Unlike other attorneys I met before, he gave me the impression of knowing from the top of his head what kind of visa I have, and what actions had to be taken to extend it. He is very thorough and clear regarding the process and what to expect in terms of timelines and issues that may arise. He is constantly in contact, so you definitely know he's working on your case.L1B Visa Holder
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Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand. I have recommended this firm to several friends and colleagues, they do an excellent job every time.Individual Seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
I was qualified as a physician in a foreign country. Being on a J1 visa I was facing having to leave the United States and return to my home country. Davies & Associates secured one of only 30 J1 visa waivers available in my State, allowing me to work for a US hospital and remain in the United States.Doctor Seeking J1 Visa Waiver
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