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Israel Visa Guide will provide you with in-depth information on the country’s visa rules and regulations. You can learn about country-specific visa requirements along with the necessary documents depending on your nationality of origin. Do not forget to buy your “Israel Flight Ticket” to start your preparations.
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In general nationals of all foreign countries shall apply for entry visas in order to travel to Israel whereas some countries are exempted of visa requirements. Make sure to check out online whether you need an entry visa to visit Israel before contacting the authorized diplomatic mission.
Israel visa types are broadly categorized as immigration visa, A/1 temporary resident visa, A/2 student visa, A/3 clergy visa, A/4 visa for spouses and children, B/1 work visa, working holiday visa, B/2 visitor’s visa and US investor visa. Single or multiple-entry visas distinguish the term of stay of its holder.
Short-term visa is issued for predetermined periods in line with the applicant’s request for stays that are not exceeding 90 days.
Israel B/2 visitor visa is issued to foreigners who would like to travel to the country for tourism and entertainment related purposes. It grants the traveler to stay in Israel for up to three months. Tourist visa can be obtained from the diplomatic missions authorized in applicant’s country of residence.
B/2 visitor visa is granted to foreign nationals who wish to enter the country for business reasons. Travelers can stay in Israel for only up to three months. Chinese citizens are eligible to get a multiple entry B/2 visa with Chinese passports visa for stays not exceeding 90 days in line with the bilateral agreement made between China and Israel. The visa is valid for up to ten years.
Travels to Israel by third country nationals with the intention of visiting family, relatives or friends fall under the B/2 visitor visa category which enables the holder to visit the country upon submission of a valid invitation.
Travelers from third countries who would like to visit Israel to participate cultural or sports related events can apply for B/2 visitor visa as well. Clergymen who wish to take part in clerical activities within their religious communities shall obtain A/3 clergy visa which can be authorized solely by the Ministry of Interior.
Foreign nationals who would like to visit Israel for short-term education or training purposes can also apply for B/2 visitor visa. Visitor visa permits the holder to stay in Israel for up to three months. Those who would like to travel to Israel for extended periods should obtain A/2 student visa.
Long-term visa grants its holder the right to enter to Israel for periods extending 90 days.
Foreigner students who wish to study in Israel education institutions shall obtain A/2 student visa. The visa is granted for maximum one year with multiple entry possibility. Students who are under the legal age need written consent from their legal guardians. Admission certificate to the Israeli education institution is among the key requirements to get A/2 student visa.
Law of Return 5710-1950 governs the right of Jewish people who would like to immigrate to Israel. A/1 temporary resident visa is granted to those who is considered eligible for immigration upon fulfillment of an examination by the Jewish Agency.
On the other hand, A/4 visa is given to the spouse or minor children of foreigners who have A/2 student visa or A/3 clergy visa.
Third country nationals who wish to stay in Israel for work purposes in a given period are required to apply for B/1 work visa. Experts, artists or scholars can obtain a work visa if it will be approved by the Ministry of Interior.Foreigners who would like to extend his/her stay in Israel must apply for a residence permit, before the expiry date of the period indicated in their visa, from the authorized bodies.
Israel does not grant transit visa, thus a visa is not necessary for transit through Israeli territory. The traveler must have a travel document or passport that is valid for minimum six months after the travel dates, travel tickets and a visa if necessary for the next destination.
Tourist visa requirements for Israel are explained in detail below. Please be aware of the fact that the required documents may differ depending on the term and purpose of your stay, hence the category of your visa. The Consulate always reserves its right to ask for additional documents.
There are specific documents to enclose your application depending on your employment status.
Students or unemployed/retired people who are not in a position to cover their own travel expenses will need to demonstrate support from a sponsor who will borne the full costs. The sponsor is entitled to certain requirements. Hence, only first grade relatives can fulfill this position. You can check our website for all the relevant details.
In addition to above mentioned application documents, general requirements include:
Foreigners can schedule their trips to Israel upon fulfilling the above mentioned criterias to obtain an entry visa that complies with the nature of their visit. You should check the list to see if you need an entry visa to visit Israel. Citizens of some non-European countries such as Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen are asked a formal confirmation by the Foreign Ministry of Israel before obtaining a tourist visa.
Citizens of the EU member states are not asked for entry visas and they can travel along with valid passports unless it is stated otherwise.
UK, Canadian and US citizens are exempted from visa requirements to travel to Israel for stays up to three months. A passport that is valid for at least six months after the travel date and a declaration of minimum 50.000 Israeli shekels when you are travelling by air is requested.
The visa fees vary depending on the type of required visa as listed online. Israel visa fee comprises of the processing costs and is non-refundable which means that the rejection of your application will not be reimbursed.
|B/2 Visitor Visa||26€|
|B/1 Work Visa||45€|
|A/3 Clergy Visa||45€|
|A/2 Student Visa||45€|
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
B/2 tourist visas enable the visitor to enter Israel only once. Re-entry visas are issued to third country citizens or legal foreign workers who reside in Israel and need to leave for a short period.
Yes, your application may be rejected on certain grounds. In that case, you will be notified with the reasons of rejection and deadlines for submission of an appeal. In any case the visa fee is non-refundable.
In general, the online applications are processed in ten days and the applicants may be invited for an individual interview. However, the application procedure may take longer than it normally takes for individual cases whereby a closer scrutiny is required.
The nationals of certain countries may not be issued an entry visa to travel to Israeli territory on the grounds of political and diplomatic reasons. Applicants from Arab countries or foreign visitors with stamps of Arab countries may be interrogated about the nature of their visit due to existing tensions between Israel and the Arab League countries.
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