The Israeli government recently increased its visa issuance fees for various work permits.

Key Points:

  • As of Jan. 1, the B-1 work permit submission fee increased to 1,300 NIS (about US$378) from 1,210 NIS. Other fee increases include:
    • The B-1 work visa, the multiple entry visa and the multiple entry visa for dependents from 175 NIS to 185 NIS.
    • The B-1 one-year employer fee for the B-1 work visa from 9,590 NIS to 10,340 NIS.
    • The 90-day employer fee for STEP or HIT 90 visas to 6,160 NIS.
    • The B-2 one-year dependent visa fee from 80 NIS to 95 NIS.
  • A list of filing fees for employees, individuals who are self-employed and their family members is available here.

BAL Analysis: Employers should take the new filing fees into account when adjusting their 2023 budgets. Employees and employers should expect longer than normal processing times for work and residence permit applications.

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