ISRAEL and UNITED STATES – Reciprocal Investor Visa Agreement Approved by Knesset

On 18 June 2018 the Israeli legislature, the Knesset, approved new regulations implementing a reciprocal agreement with the United States whereby, for the first time, US nationals investing in Israel will be able to obtain a B-5 employment visa and Israeli nationals investing in the United States will be eligible for an E-2 Treaty Investor visa authorising employment.

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ISRAEL – Immigration authorities announce extensive enforcement inspections

The Population and Immigration Authority of the Ministry of Interior has formally announced that, within the coming weeks, they will be conducting unannounced and extensive enforcement inspections at companies employing foreign workers and refugees.

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ISRAEL – Immigration authorities announce extensive enforcement inspections

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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

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ISRAEL – New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior will issue a multiple-entry B-2 visitor visa for qualifying Indian business persons, valid for up to five years, for stays of up to 90 days at a time. Normally, B-2 visitor visas for Indian nationals are valid for a single entry, and for a stay of up to 30 days.

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ISRAEL – New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

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ISRAEL – New Regulations for Foreign Employees of “Hi-Tech Companies” and Their Spouses

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior has published new regulations relating to the employment of foreign experts in high-tech companies.

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ISRAEL – 2018 Minimum Wage Increase for Foreign Experts

Effective immediately, the new minimum monthly prevailing wage for foreign national experts holding B-1 work permits is now 19,604 NIS (up from 19,086 NIS in 2017).

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ISRAEL – 2018 Minimum Wage Increase for Foreign Experts

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ISRAEL – Updated Minimum Salary and Visa Application Fees

The Israeli government has updated the national minimum salary and visa application fees.

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ISRAEL – Updated Minimum Salary and Visa Application Fees

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