What is the change?  Israeli consulates and embassies have re-opened after a five-day-long strike that began last Wednesday.

What does the change mean? Services will resume as normal and employers should expect delays this week.

  • Effective date: Immediate. The strikes ended on Nov. 3.
  • Visas/permits affected: All consular services.
  • Who is affected: Anyone in need of services at an Israeli consulate.
  • Impact on processing times: The backlog from the strike may cause delays in immigration services this week.
  • Business impact: Businesses may need to adjust timelines in some circumstances.

Analysis and Comments: While consulates and embassies have resumed service as normal, processing delays should be expected this week as a result of the last week’s work stoppage.

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