Israelis will finally be eligible to receive an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa.  The U.S. Embassy in Israel has confirmed it will begin processing E-2 visas for Israeli citizens effective May 1, 2019.  This announcement follows years of negotiations between the United States and Israel.  This is welcome news for many Israelis, including those in hi-tech startups, medical innovation, small business, diamond dealers, restaurant operations and others who seek to invest and/or live in the U.S. and direct, develop or manage their investment.  Additionally, the corresponding B-5 Israel Investor Visa is available to U.S. citizens.

Please contact your Fox Rothschild immigration attorney for questions or clarifications, or a member of the Fox Rothschild Israel Practice Group.


Ali Brodie is a Partner and the Co-Chair of the Immigration Practice of Fox Rothschild LLP and has extensive experience in corporate immigration law and compliance. Based in Fox Rothschild’s Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado offices, Ali’s practice spans the United States and reaches Consulates worldwide. You can reach Ali at (303) 446-3854 or at