What is the change? Israel will observe public holidays April 22-25.

What does the change mean? Government offices will be closed and immigration processing will be suspended.

  • Implementation time frame: April 22-25.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas and work permits.
  • Impact on processing times: All work permit processing will be suspended. Visa services at consulates may be suspended or limited.
  • Next steps: Applicants should complete appointments and file applications before the break if possible.

Background: Israel will close all government offices in observance of Memorial Day and Independence Day during the three-day break.

BAL Analysis: Travelers applying for visas at Israeli consulates should also anticipate closures or limited business hours and should check the schedules for individual locations.

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

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