What is the change? A two-day strike by employees of the Ministry of Interior has ended.

What does the change mean? Visa and immigration processing has resumed as the employees returned to work April 7.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas and immigration services.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals applying for Israeli immigration services.
  • Impact on processing times: The end of the strike will avert prolonged delays.

Background: The strike began Tuesday and ended Thursday morning. All work by the ministry’s employees, including immigration processing, stopped for two days.

BAL Analysis: Immigration processing has resumed. Applicants should remember to file time-sensitive applications as soon as possible ahead of an eight-day holiday break beginning April 22.

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