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ISRAEL: Expanded B-1 Short Employment Authorization (SEA) Visa Validity Confirmed

October 13, 2021

The Israeli Ministry of Interior (MOI) has increased the standard validity of the B-1 Short Employment Authorization (SEA) Visa from 45 to 90 days. Available to visa-waiver foreign experts only, the B-1 SEA Visa allows eligible foreign nationals to undertake urgent work requiring specialty expertise in Israel. The visa can be sponsored by both Israeli and foreign employers and is commonly used for machinery installation or repairs.

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ISRAEL: Hi-Tech Visa No Longer Available to Visa Nationals

November 7, 2019

Effective immediately, non-visa waiver nationals are no longer eligible for the fast-track Hi-Tech (HIT) one-year B-1 work permit and visa process. This affects both new and renewal applications.

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ISRAEL: Strike at Israeli Consulates Worldwide Ends

November 4, 2019

The strike last week at Israeli consulates worldwide ended on Sunday, 3 November. Visa processing has resumed, but applicants should expect slight delays.

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ISRAEL: Strike at Israeli Consulates Worldwide

October 30, 2019

Employees in all Israeli consular missions worldwide are on strike. No consular services are being provided and immigration processes are now delayed.

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ISRAEL: More Flexibility in the STEP Visa Process and Summer Processing Slowdown

August 16, 2019

The Israeli Work Permit Unit (‘WPU’) now allows for the STEP 90-Day Work Visa to be split into more than a single period, as was previously the case.

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ISRAEL and UNITED STATES: B-5 Investor Visa for US Nationals and E-2 Investor Visa for Israeli Nationals Now Available

May 7, 2019

The Israeli consulates in Washington, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have begun accepting applications for the new B-5 Investor Visa for US citizens.

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ISRAEL: Strike and Holiday Closures at Israeli Consulates Worldwide

September 4, 2018

Support staff in the consular sections of all Israeli diplomatic missions worldwide have gone on strike, resulting in a suspension of operations. The duration of the strike has not been announced.

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ISRAEL & UNITED STATES: Reciprocal Investor Visa Agreement Approved by Knesset

June 21, 2018

The Israeli legislature, the Knesset, has approved the implementation of a reciprocal agreement with the USA whereby US nationals investing in Israel may obtain a B-5 employment visa and Israeli nationals investing in the USA will be eligible for an E-2 Treaty Investor visa authorising employment.

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ISRAEL: Immigration Authorities Announce Extensive Enforcement Inspections

June 18, 2018

The Population and Immigration Authority of the Israeli Ministry of Interior has formally announced that, within the coming weeks, they will be conducting unannounced and extensive enforcement inspections at companies employing foreign workers and refugees.

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ISRAEL: Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

May 31, 2018

The Israeli Ministry of Interior (MOI) has implemented amended rules for the new “Hi-Tech” (HIT) Visa. Under the amended rules, all applicants must now apply for their HIT Visas through Israeli overseas consular posts.

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