Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority announced it would extend the validity of some visas due to the ongoing conflict with Hamas.

Key Points:

  • Visas that are due to expire in the coming three months will automatically be extended to at least Feb. 8, 2024.
  • Israeli officials clarified that the extension does not include B/1 foreign worker visas. It does apply to all other visas in Israel, including immigration visas, the four types of long-term A visas and the limited-stay B/2 visitor’s visa.
  • Travel is still severely disrupted due to ongoing hostilities, and many flights to and from Israel have been canceled. Immigration offices in Israel remain closed to the public and visa services are not available in Israel at this time.

BAL Analysis: The situation in Israel remains volatile, and immigration and travel rules may change with little or no notice. BAL will continue following developments and will provide updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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