Visa application processing at all Israeli consulates will resume tomorrow. The National Labor Court has suspended the Foreign Ministry strike and referred the diplomats’ union and the government to a mediator to resolve the salary dispute. Tomorrow at noon, all consulates are expected to be fully staffed and operational.

The strike began in June. Since then, a significant backlog of applications has accumulated. New submissions may be delayed as older applications are processed. BAL will provide details on processing timelines as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Israel. For additional information, please contact

Copyright © 2016 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries please contact