Visiting Israel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The country has so much to offer, and you can’t help but fall in love with it. Getting an Israel visa is easy if you follow these steps:
You can learn all the steps you’ll take to apply for an Israel visa.
To apply for an Israeli visa, you need to provide your details and why you want to visit Israel. You also need to provide an itinerary of your stay in Israel, a photocopy of your passport and a return ticket.
You will also be required to provide proof that you have enough money for the whole duration of your stay in Israel.
Visit Israel for 90 days.
When you apply for a visa, you’ll be asked to indicate the amount of time you plan to spend in Israel. If your visit is for less than 90 days, then all that applies is that it must fall within one of these ranges:
- 90 days or less: You can stay for up to 180 days if your trip begins and ends on the same day (so long as it does not exceed 180 days).
- At least 1 year but less than 5 years: Your total time spent in Israel will count as one year toward meeting this requirement.
- More than 5 years but not more than 10 years: Your total time spent in Israel will count as two years toward meeting this requirement
Visit Israel for up to 180 days.
If you have applied for a visa to visit Israel, you can enter the country and stay there for up to 180 days. This is valid for a single entry (you can only enter once) and multiple entries or at different times.
You must apply for your visa at a consulate or embassy of Israel in your country of residence. You must bring all documents that justify your request, such as:
- A passport valid for at least six months from its date of issue or an original copy or certified copy;
- Proof of sufficient funds;
- Evidence shows that there is no bar against entering Israel (for example, if you’re married).
Visit Israel for business.
If you’re planning to do business in Israel, the first step is to apply for a business visa.
Business visas are for people who want to come and do business in Israel for a limited time.
They’re also suitable for those who want to set up an office or other type of operation and leave it when their work is done.
If you’re coming on vacation, don’t worry about getting a tourist visa; these will only be good if your trip is planned well in advance and involves staying at least 30 days (or three months).
Work in Israel and get a Work Permit.
If you want to work in Israel, you will need a work permit first.
The Israeli government has an immigration system that allows foreign workers and students to enter the country with a visa or passport.
But, if your visa doesn’t give you this right—if it only permits entry into Israel—you won’t be able to get a job there until after your contract ends (or until they extend it).
Study in Israel and get a Student Visa
Students can study in Israel for up to three years, but they must apply for a student visa before starting their studies. In some cases, students can apply at the Israeli consulate in their home country.
The Israeli consulate will determine whether your course of study is eligible for a student visa and then send you an invitation letter allowing you to enter Israel on this visa.
Live in Israel and Get a Permanent Residency
If you’re interested in applying for permanent residency, there are two ways to do so:
After living in Israel for 5 years, this option is available only if you were born in Israel and have never held any other citizenship or nationality. You must also have a valid passport from your current country of residence and proof of financial independence (i.e., having paid off all debts).
After living in Israel for 10 years, this option is available only if you were born outside of Israel but lived there from birth until turning 18 (and did not hold dual nationality before coming to live in Israel). You need proof that you married an Israeli citizen who will sponsor your application; this could be through marriage or adoption proceedings — whichever applies best given the circumstances!
The Last Word
We hope that this article has helped you understand some of the basics of getting a visa to visit or live in Israel.