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Dear Sophie:

I’m a startup creator in Israel seeking to expand into the U.S. market. What is the best visa option for me and a key member of my executive team to come to the U.S. to establish a sales and marketing office there? I would like my partner and kids to join me if my spouse can likewise operate in the U.S. Is that possible?

— Tenacious in Tel Aviv

Dear Tenacious:

Thanks for reaching out. Based on your situation, the E-2 visa for treaty financiers and workers may use the best choice. An underutilized alternative, the E-2 visa is ideal for start-up founders and employees whose house nation has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the U.S. Israelis ended up being qualified for E-2 visas simply last year, signing up with the citizens of 80 other treaty countries. For more details on E-2 visas for workers and founders, check out Episode 16 of my”Immigration Law for Tech Startups” podcast.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.