Consulates to resume issuing work, visitor visas

4 Jan 23

ISRAEL

IMPACT — MEDIUM

The Israeli government announced that its consulates will resume issuing work and visitor visas.

Key Points:

  • Israeli consulates resumed normal operations and are issuing work and visitor visas for visa-required nationals after a partial strike came to an end.
  • As a result of the strike ending, the Ministry of Interior will no longer issue entry permits instead of visas.
  • Business visitors from a nonwaivered country must obtain a B-2 visitor visa at an Israeli consulate before traveling to the country.
  • The Ministry of Interior retains the right to issue waivers from consular processing for B-1 work visas.

BAL Analysis: Israeli authorities resumed normal operations. Employers and employees should expect processing delays when applying for work and visitor visas.

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