ISRAEL – Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior (MOI) has implemented amended rules for the new “Hi-Tech” (HIT) Visa. Under the amended rules, all applicants must now apply for their HIT Visas through Israeli overseas consular posts.

Previously, applicants from visa waiver countries were exempt from consular processing prior to arriving in Israel. In a related change, the MOI has also lengthened the validity period for Short Employment Authorization (SEA) Visas for “Hi-Tech” applicants from 45 days to 90 days.

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ISRAEL – Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

ISRAEL – Clarification: Short-Term Employment Authorisation (SEA) Cannot Be Obtained Post Arrival

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

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

The Ministry of Interior has clarified the waiting period after SEA visa expiration until a new SEA application can be submitted.

The government has also published new work visa fees, a new minimum salary and new pensions payment requirements for 2017.

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ISRAEL – Clarification of Rules for Short-Term Work Travel and for Israel-China Ten-Year Multiple-Entry Visa

Recently published articles in the Israeli press have misleadingly advised that, pursuant to a “new” regulation issued by the Population and Immigration Authority, almost every business visitor who comes to Israel for business, even for a short period, is required to have a work visa rather than a tourist visa. To avoid further misunderstanding, here we summarise the regulations relating to short-term business travel.

Also, earlier in 2016, Israel and China signed a ten-year multiple-entry visa agreement. The agreement came into effect and was published officially on 1 December 2016.

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ISRAEL – Short Employment Authorisation (SEA) Programme Extended to 45 Days

The work permit unit and the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Israel have announced that the 30-day work authorisation programme (SEA) has been replaced by a 45-day program, effective 25 October 2015.

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 ISRAEL – Short Employment Authorisation (SEA) Programme Extended to 45 Days

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

New Data in Immiguru: Israel – B1 Short Term Work (Short Employment Authorisation or SEA) Visa (Under 30 Days)

We’re very pleased to announce that the B1 Short Term Work (Short Employment Authorisation or SEA) Visa (Under 30 Days) process into Israel was added to Immiguru this week.  This is a new short term work authorisation route which can be used for work for up to 30 days in a 12 month period, starting from the date of the first entry to Israel. The process consists of an application to the authorities in Israel, and work visa application post arrival and is applicable to visa waiver nationals only.

Many thanks to our partner in Israel, Amit Acco at Kan-Tor & Acco, for his help with this!

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