Israel- KTA Client Alert: Israel, US, Poland and Armenia

Posted on February 3, 2023

The Israeli authorities have introduced new regulations allowing the issuance of digital B-1 work visas and multiple entries upon entry of an employee into Israel.  The new regulations apply to all types of B-1 work visas, including, but not limited to,… Read more »

Israel – More Flexibility in the STEP Visa Process and Summer Processing Slowdown

Posted on August 26, 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. As a result, an employer wishing to employ a foreign expert for… Read more »

Israel – Embassies in China, Turkey, and India to Stop Processing Certain Applications

Posted on July 8, 2019

Effective June 25, 2019, the Israeli Embassies in China, Turkey and India have suspended visa processing for certain applications, except for student visas and health care employees. The Israeli Embassies in India will only accept the following applications: A/2 Student,… Read more »

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 »