The Israeli government will begin issuing B-1 work visas electronically.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals will now receive their B-1 work visas, including B-1 Expert visas, B-1 Hi-Tech visas, SEA 90-day work visas, STEP 90-day work visas and other work visas, electronically.
  • Foreign workers are still required to have their work visas processed at an Israeli consulate following the approval of the B-1 work permit. Those holding B-1 SEA 90-day work permits are exempt from this requirement.
  • The new process does not cover dependents in need of a B-2 visitor visa; dependents will still be issued a physical passport stamp with a visa.

BAL Analysis: The introduction of the new electronic visas streamlines the visa application process and provides greater convenience for foreign nationals entering Israel for work purposes. Foreign nationals are reminded that they should keep a physical copy of their visa in their passport to avoid possible complications when traveling.

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