Israel and China: New Ten Year Multiple-Entry Visa Agreement Signed

July 1, 2016

Earlier this week, the Israeli parliament (Knesset) ratified an agreement for a new ten year multiple-entry visa between Israel and China. This enables nationals of both countries to be issued with multiple-entry visas to Israel and China, valid for a ten year period. This makes Israel the third country to sign, alongside Canada and the United States of America.

The Agreement will allow Chinese tourists and business travellers to arrive and enter Israel numerous times over the ten year validity period with the same visa. Israeli nationals will also be able to enter China with the same visa multiple times over a ten year period for tourism and business reasons.

Each visit, whether for tourism or business, will be limited to a maximum length of 90 days, however this will be at the discretion of the border authorities at the port of entry on arrival. It will be a criminal offence for any work to be carried out on the new ten year multiple-entry visa as the agreement only allows visits relating to tourism and business only.

The exact specifications of the visa process have not yet been released by the relevant authorities; however, they are due to be published shortly.

If you have any queries on the new ten year multiple-entry visa agreement between Israel and China, please contact a member of our team at [email protected]