KIWI Act

Track
Summary
Title:

KIWI Act

Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act or the KIWI Act
This bill makes New Zealand nationals eligible to enter the United States as nonimmigrant traders and investors as provided for under the Immigration and Nationality Act if New Zealand provides reciprocal nonimmigrant treatment to U.S. nationals.
Actions
08/01/18

President

07/23/18

Passed House

06/28/18

Passed Senate

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Signed by President.

Date: August 1, 2018

Signed by President.

Date: August 1, 2018

Presented to President.

Date: July 26, 2018

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Date: December 18, 2017

Content
Code:
115.S.2245
Subject:
Immigration
Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act
Information
Date: July 3, 2018 Official Title: To include New Zealand in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E1 and E2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of New Zealand.
1. Short title
This Act may be cited as the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act or the KIWI Act.
2. Nonimmigrant traders and investors
For purposes of clauses (i) and (ii) of section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)), New Zealand shall be considered to be a foreign state described in such section if the Government of New Zealand provides similar nonimmigrant status to nationals of the United States.