What is the change? Israeli consulate and embassies went on strike Wednesday, suspending operations at diplomatic missions around the world.

What does the change mean? No services will be provided during the strike, the duration of which is unknown at this point. The closures will likely delay immigration processing.

  • Effective date: Ongoing.The strikes started on Oct. 30.
  • Visas/permits affected: All consular services.
  • Who is affected:  Anyone in need of services at an Israeli consulate or embassy.
  • Impact on processing times: The strike could cause immediate and ongoing delays in immigration services.
  • Business impact: Businesses may need to adjust timelines in some circumstances.

Analysis and Comments: Processing delays should be expected as a result of the work stoppage. Updates regarding how long the strikes are expected to last are expected in the coming days.

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