E-2 Visa Advantages
The E-2 visa has several advantages that are difficult to find in other employment-based visas.
The following is a partial list of the E-2 visa benefits:
The E-2 visa is usually issued for a period of up to two years. Requests for extension of stay in the U.S. for an employee can be submitted indefinitely as long as the business continuous to meet the relevant requirements.
2. Flexible application process:
The application for an E-2 visa may be submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Israel or under certain conditions, directly to USCIS.
3. Possible residence abroad:
It is not necessary for an E-2 visa holder to relocate to the United States since this is not an immigration visa. The place of residence in Israel can be maintained during the period of the visa.
4. Great flexibility regarding the types of companies:
The E-2 visa is available for all types of companies and investment opportunities, from small local businesses to large corporations, across a variety of industries and trades.
5. Work permit in the United States for a Spouse:
The spouse of an E-2 visa recipient can apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) without the sponsorship or job offer from a U.S. employer.
6. No annual quota:
There is no annual quantitative limit on the number of E-2 applications that can be approved. Therefore, you can request and receive the E-2 visa throughout the year, for any number of employees, as necessary for your business needs.
7. There is no requirement for an academic degree, seniority or exceptional skills:
Employees in the E-2 status do not need to have an academic degree, work experience, or specialized knowledge in the company or field. As a result, it is possible to recruit an Israeli employee and place him in the U.S. shortly after his employment with the Israeli company.