Update on the E-2 Visa for Israeli Nationals

In June 2012, President Obama signed into law legislation that adds Israel to the list of countries eligible for E-2 treaty investor visas.   Israel nationals remain ineligible for E-2 status, however, due to delays in implementing the new law.  At the AILA Annual Conference in Nashville, David Newman, the Director of Legal Affairs at the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, estimated that implementation of the Israeli E-2 law could take approximately six more months.