The duration of stay and the reason for travel determines what type of visa, if any, is needed to travel to Israel. An exception to this is Israel’s “Law of Return,” which allows any Jewish person to immigrate to the State of Israel.
For a number of countries, foreign nationals are able to enter Israel as a tourist for up to 3 months. To work in Israel, a visa and work permit is required—it is illegal to work in Israel for any period of time without a valid visa and work permit. For short-term work of up to 45 days in a year, foreign nationals and their employers can get an expedited short-term visa and permit.
Processing times can very, so make sure your company factors processing time into the timeline for sending a foreign national to work in Israel. There are a variety of Israeli visas and entry permits, but we’ve listed the main categories below.
The process and requirements can vary by type of visa or permit. For help figuring out whether a permit or visa is needed for your company to send employees to Israel, click below to download our Israel Information Sheet or click here to set up a consultation.