Israeli officials have announced that foreign employees in the non-expert category within the industry sector now have until April 14 to submit their work permit applications.

Key Points:

  • The deadline was previously March 21, and was extended again to March 31. The submission deadline has now been confirmed for April 14, and the Ministry of Interior will not accept any applications for work permits in this category after April 14.
  • Employers must have already received a recommendation from the Ministry of Economy and Welfare to apply.

BAL Analysis: The government extended the visas of all foreign workers in the hotel sector only until March 31, 2024. The government also granted a three-month extension to the work licenses for all foreign workers in the domestic nursing and agriculture sectors. An automatic extension for any other foreign worker visa category has not been announced. As such, in the absence of clear government guidelines, clients should consider options carefully and employers should be aware of the expiration dates for their respective employment permits.

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

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