Israel – New Guidelines for Hi-Tech Visas

Posted on September 7, 2018

Due to new guidelines by the Israeli Innovation Authority and the Israeli Central Statistics Office, only Israeli registered Hi-Tech companies can apply for a HIT visa for reduced processing time for their employees.  Non-Israeli registered Hi-Tech companies as well as… Read more »


Israel – Changes for Hi-Tech Employees

Posted on June 5, 2018

The Ministry of Interior implemented changes in the process for Foreign Hi-Tech Employees (HIT Visas) effective immediately. Visa free nationals are now required to apply at the consulate level before travelling to Israel.  The average processing time is 30-45 days…. Read more »


Israel – New Regulations for Foreign Employees of “Hi-Tech Companies” and Their Spouses

Posted on March 2, 2018

  Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior has published new regulations relating to the employment of foreign experts in high-tech companies. The new “Hi-Tech” (HIT) Visa was announced in January 2017. One-year “Hi-Tech” (HIT) Visa The process only applies… Read more »


Israel – New B-2 Visa for India Businesspersons

Posted on February 19, 2018

  Israel’s Ministry of Interior has introduced a long term B-2 visitor and multiple entry visa for Indian business people.  The visa can be applied for especially at the Israeli consulate in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The B-2 visitor… Read more »


Israel – Salary Update

Posted on January 8, 2018

The Ministry of Interior will soon launch an online application in 2018 for foreign nationals to obtain work permits in the High-Tech sector.  High-Tech Companies that are approved with the Innovation Authority would be able to obtain the work permits… Read more »


Israel – Clarification: Short-Term Employment Authorization (SEA) Cannot Be Obtained Post Arrival

Posted on August 28, 2017

The Work Permit Unit of the Ministry of Interior has clarified this week that any application for short-term employment authorization (SEA) for up to 45 days with a B-1 work visa must be submitted and approved before the applicant travels… Read more »


Israel – Upcoming Program to Attract Hi-Tech Workers

Posted on August 28, 2017

On January 15, 2017, the Israeli government announced that a new, expedited process will be launched in 2017 to allow technology companies to obtain “Hi-Tech” status, with benefits for employers and employees. It is thought that this program may be… Read more »


Israel – Relaxed Criteria for Work Permits for Foreign Experts; and Increased Immigration Audits at Client Sites

Posted on August 21, 2017

  The Ministry of Interior has recently relaxed the qualifying criteria for work permits for foreign experts engaged in professions requiring a higher academic education. Also, the immigration authorities have recently increased audits at client sites. Effective immediately, the work… Read more »


Israel – 2017 Minimum Wage Increase for Foreign Experts

Posted on January 13, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, the new minimum monthly prevailing wage for foreign national experts holding B-1 work permits is now 19,086 NIS (up from 18,668 NIS in 2016). The change does not affect experts holding a working visa under SEA… Read more »


Israel – SEA (45-Day Work Travel) and 2017 Government Fees, Minimum Salary and Pensions Update

Posted on January 6, 2017

Waiting Period Between SEA (45-Day Work Travel) Applications The Ministry of Interior has clarified the waiting period after SEA visa expiration until a new SEA application can be submitted as follows: A company can apply for a new SEA 45-day… Read more »