A document provided by the sponsoring entity containing the company’s legal obligations toward the assignee and Israel, known as the Semech affidavit, is now required for each employee’s individual B-1 work permit application

The sponsoring Israeli employer must have the affidavit legalized by an Israeli lawyer. If submitted by a foreign sponsor, it can be either legalized at an Israeli consular post or notarized and apostilled. The affidavit must contain the assignee’s name, nationality and passport number.

Previously, one affidavit covered all simultaneously-submitted applications.


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