The Israeli government will close its offices for the upcoming Passover and Mimuna holidays.

Key Points:

  • Israeli government offices will be closed for almost two weeks, from April 14 through April 26 for Passover and Mimuna.
  • Israeli immigration authorities will not process work permits or visa applications during this time.
  • Consular posts around the world will suspend their operations or limit processing; applicants should check with their local Israeli consulate for specific information on holiday operations.

BAL Analysis: Employers and employees should expect delays and submit applications before Passover and Mimuna, if possible. Israeli consular posts abroad will also suspend operations or operate on limited schedules. Overseas applicants should contact their relevant Israeli consulate for specific holiday schedules.

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