We are pleased to continue our series examining country immigration requirements with a focus on Israel this month. In this post, we cover the key requirements for obtaining an Employment Visa in Israel.

General Process

  1. B1 Work Permit Application
  2. Visa Application at the Ministry of Interior
  3. B1 Visa Application at Embassy
  4. Entry to Israel
  5. Multiple-entry Visa Stamp Application

Timeline
Pre-arrival: 1-2 months
Post-arrival: 2 days

Primary Employee Documents

  • Passport (valid for 2 years)
  • CV
  • Degree/highest Education Certificates
  • Photographs
  • Medical Certificate
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Police Clearance
  • Visa Application Forms

Primary Employer Documents

  • Job description
  • Company profile and details
  • CPA declaration
  • Employment contract/assignment letter
  • Rationale for transfer
  • Health Insurance coverage
  • Financial statements from host and home companies

Validity
Initially approved for a maximum of 24 months and can be renewed for a maximum of five years
and three months

Deregistration
No formal de-registration required

Red Flags and Special Criteria

  • Legalized documents may be required
  • Employers in Israel will need to pay an annual government fee for each employee
  • Leaving Israel prior to completion of step 5 may result in requiring a new application

For additional information, please contact Aires Immigration.

Disclaimer: Any immigration advice contained herein is subject to change at any time. All immigration rules, processes, and decisions are made at the discretion of the relevant government authorities and are outside of Aires’ control.

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