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.

The SEA visa now allows hi-tech companies and cyber companies to apply for 90 days rather than the previous 45 days.  The processing time is currently up to six days.

Employers should be aware of the recently implemented changes and plan accordingly.


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