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The First E-2 Visa Issued out of U.S. Embassy in New Zealand goes to Ryan Swanson Client

Published on 7/3/2019

Ryan Swanson is very excited to share that the very first E-2 Visa ever issued out of U.S. Embassy in New Zealand was to our clients Katie and Chris, owners of KIWI Shake & Bake, a craft style restaurant in Boise, Idaho that serves authentic New Zealand cuisine including meat pies.

As of June 10, the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand began accepting applications for E-2 treaty trader visas. Treaty Investor (E-2) visas are for citizens of countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation.   While the KIWI Act was signed August 1, 2018, it was not until June 10 that the U.S. Embassy was ready to accept applications.  Ryan Swanson assisted Katie and Chris in applying before June 10, so they become the first E-2 visas ever issued.


Please contact Joel Paget of our Immigration Group if you have any questions regarding applying for an E-1 or E-2 Visa.

Joel Paget is an attorney in Ryan Swanson’s Immigration Group and can be reached at [email protected]

This message has been released by the Immigration Group at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC to advise of recent developments in the law. Because each situation is different, this information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances. Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Seattle, Washington.

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