Israel’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) has announced that certain visas will be automatically extended until Nov. 30 because of the ongoing, nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

  • The following visas will be extended if they have an expiration date of Sept. 24 or after:
    • A-1 visas – temporary residency for eligible individuals under the Law of Return
    • A-2 visas – interns, students, yeshiva students
    • A-3 visas – religious clerks
    • A-4 visas – dependents of A2 and A3 visa holders
    • A-5 visas – temporary residents
    • B-1 visas – general B-1 work
    • B-1 visas – foreign experts
    • B-4 visas – volunteers
  • There is no need for these visa holders to contact the MOI, as the visa extensions are automatic.

Background: Visa expiration dates have been extended previously because of quarantine measures and the closure of consular services. Israel is in the midst of a nationwide lockdown imposed last month after the COVID-19 infection rate began to rise.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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