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Israel Immigration Information Entry Visa


Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond intended date of arrival required by all nationals. People with no nationality must hold a valid laissez passer, as well as a visa back to the country that issued it.

(a) Persons wishing to proceed to an Arab country other than Egypt or Jordan after visiting Israel should ensure their passport does not contain an Israeli visa or stamp. However, persons permitted to stay in Israel for a period of three months or more will be required to have an extension stamped in their passport.
(b) Former nationals of Israel holding a foreign passport must have written proof of having given up Israeli identity, otherwise they may be required to obtain a new Israeli passport or renew their original one.


Tourist Visa

Israel has visa agreements with 65 countries. Nationals of these countries do not need to obtain an entry permit or visa prior to their arrival in Israel; they automatically receive a B2 Tourist Visa, valid for three months, upon entering the country.

Citizens of the following countries will be issued tourist visas free of charge at every port or entrance terminal to Israel:

Austria, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Belgium, Britain, Gibraltar, Germany (people born after 1.1.1928), Denmark, Holland, Hungary, Greece, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Malta, Norway, Slovenia, San Marino, Spain, Portugal, Finland, France, Cyprus, Sweden, Switzerland.

Asia and Oceania
Australia, the Fiji Islands, South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, New Zealand.

Lesotho, Mauritius, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, the Central African Republic.

North & South America
Uruguay, the Bahamas, El Salvador, Ecuador, Argentina, the United States, Bolivia, Barbados, Brazil, Guatemala, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Surinam, Nevis and Saint Kitts, Panama, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Canada.

Note: All nationals require a stamp on arrival. Nationals not referred to above are advised to contact the Israeli embassy to check visa requirements.

Transit Visa

Visitors desiring to stop in Israel on their way to other destinations may request a transit visa for five days, which can be extended for another 10 days.

Travellers on passenger ships stopping in Israel will be issued with a disembarkation card enabling them to stay in Israel as long as their ship is anchored in Israel. There is no need to submit a request for a visa.

Extending Your Visa

Your visa can be extended (fee required) at the Ministry of the Interior at the following addresses:

Jerusalem – 24, Hilel Street, 02-6294726
Tel Aviv – 125, Menachem Begin Street, 03-5193305
Haifa – 15 Pal-Yam, 04-8633333
Eilat – Ha-Tamarim Street, City Centre, 2nd Floor, 08-6381333
Tiberias – 23, Zaki Elkhadif, 04-6729111
Ben Gurion Airport – 03-9774200/ 1/ 2

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