What is the change? Israeli government offices will be closed May 5-6 in observance of the nation’s Day of Remembrance and Independence Day.

What does the change mean? No work permits or visa applications will be adjudicated.

  • Implementation timeframe: May 5 through May 6.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas and work permits.
  • Who is affected: Visa and work permit applicants.
  • Impact on processing times: Possible slight delays after the holidays.

Background: Government offices close for the annual two-day holiday while procedures in overseas consular posts will vary. Some overseas missions will suspend operations while others will process on a limited schedule.

BAL Analysis: Applicants for visas and work permits should check with their local consulates for holiday schedules.

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