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Woow, No Tourist Visa required on your trip to Israel.

Citizens of United States of America do not require visas for travel to Israel and as it is one of the visa exempt countries.


Israel is planning to launch an electronic visa (eVisa) system by spring 2022, which will allow foreign nationals from eligible countries to visit Israel for tourism, business, or transit purposes. However, few details have been released regarding the eVisa, and it is unknown exactly when it will be launched. It is expected that the eVisa will initially be designed as a tourist visa for short stays, and it may not allow foreign nationals to obtain work or residence visas online.

Understanding the Different Types of Visas for Israel

Israel offers various types of visas for different purposes of travel or stay. These visa types include:

  • Immigration Visa: This visa is intended for individuals of Jewish origin who wish to relocate and live in Israel.

  • A/1 Temporary Resident visa: This visa is granted to eligible individuals who have completed the examination process with the Aliya representative of the Jewish Agency and have received approval from the Israeli mission.

  • A/2 Student visa: Individuals who wish to study in Israel at elementary and high schools, academic institutions, yeshivot, and youth institutions of the Jewish Agency can apply for this visa.

  • A/3 Clergy Visa: This visa is for clergymen who are invited by recognized religious institutions in Israel to perform their clerical duties.

  • A/4 visa for spouses and children: This visa is granted to spouses and minor children of recipients of A/2 or A/3 visas.

  • B/1 Work visa: This visa is for individuals who wish to move to Israel for a limited period for the purpose of work.

  • Working Holiday Visa: This visa is available to young individuals from specific countries who wish to work in Israel temporarily.

  • B/2 Visitor’s visa: This visa is intended for tourists, visitors, businesspersons, and students in a Hebrew Ulpan.

  • Official Diplomat/Government Visa: This visa is granted to individuals who hold an official government passport and/or will be entering Israel on an official government mission.

  • Israel – US Investor Visa: This visa is exclusively for US citizens and allows them to reside and work in Israel temporarily for the purpose of managing and developing a business venture.

These visa types cater to the diverse needs of individuals who wish to travel to or stay in Israel, depending on their reasons and eligibility.

Requirements for Obtaining a Visa to Israel

The requirements for obtaining these visas vary depending on the type of visa being applied for. However, some common requirements for obtaining a visa to Israel include:

  • Valid Passport: You need a valid passport with at least six months validity remaining from the date of entry into Israel.

  • Visa Application Form: You must fill out and submit the relevant visa application form for the visa type you are applying for.

  • Photo: You will need to provide recent passport-sized photographs with your application.

  • Travel Itinerary: You should provide a copy of your travel itinerary, including your flight and accommodation details.

  • Proof of Funds: You may need to provide evidence of sufficient funds to support your stay in Israel, such as bank statements, a letter from your employer, or other relevant documents.

  • Purpose of Travel: You should provide documents that prove the purpose of your visit to Israel, such as an invitation letter from a friend, a letter from an academic institution, or other relevant documents.

  • Medical Insurance: You may be required to have valid medical insurance coverage during your stay in Israel.

  • Criminal Record: You may need to provide a police clearance certificate or other relevant documents to prove that you do not have a criminal record.

  • Health Requirements: Visitors must provide proof of yellow fever vaccination if they are traveling from a country where yellow fever is endemic. 
  • Business Venture Evidence: For the Israel-US investor visa, individuals must demonstrate their business venture's potential and show evidence of investments. 
  • Invitation letter: For certain visa types, such as the A/3 clergy visa, an invitation letter from a recognized religious institution in Israel may be required.

  • Employment contract: For B/1 work visas, the applicant must provide a signed employment contract with a registered Israeli employer.

  • Proof of education: For A/2 student visas, applicants must provide proof of education, such as a high school diploma or transcripts.

It is important to note that the requirements for obtaining a visa may vary depending on the visa type and your individual circumstances.

Duration and Validity of Israel Visas

The validity of an Israel visa depends on the type of visa obtained. Tourist visas are valid for up to 90 days, while work visas are valid for up to two years. Visitors may be able to extend their visas by visiting an Israeli immigration office.

Multiple-entry vs. Single-entry Visas

Some visas allow for multiple entries, while others only allow a single entry. It is important to check the specific requirements for the type of visa you are applying for.

Israel Visa Application Process

Applying for an Israel visa can be done online or at an embassy or consulate. The Israeli government has announced that it plans to launch an electronic visa (eVisa) system by spring 2022. This will allow foreign nationals from eligible countries to complete a simple Israel visa application form online.

Online Visa Application Process

Here is a step-by-step guide to completing the Israel visa application form:

  1. Go to the Israel visa application website and select the visa type you require.
  2. Fill in the form with accurate and complete information.
  3. Upload any required documents, such as passport copies or travel itineraries.
  4. Pay the visa application fee.
  5. Submit the application.
  6. Wait for your visa to be processed.
  7. Once your visa application is approved, you will receive an eVisa via email. You need to print out it and carry a copy with you when you travel.

Eligible Countries for eVisa 

The eligible countries for the Israel eVisa have not been announced yet. However, it is expected that the eVisa will be available to travelers from a broad range of countries.

Israel Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Israeli visa policy map.

Visa Exempt Countries List

The travellers of following countries do not required Visa to Israel. However, for long stay or employment may require a visa.

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Israel

The following travellers need a visa to come to Israel by any method of travel – by plane, by road, by train, or cruise ship

Applying for an Israel Visa at an Embassy or Consulate

The Israeli government is yet to introduce an online visa application form. Therefore, all those who wish to apply for an Israel visa, they must do so in person at an Israeli embassy or consulate.

Here is a step-by-step guide for applying for an Israel visa at an embassy or consulate:

  • Determine the type of visa you need. There are several types of visas for Israel, including tourist visas, work visas, student visas, and more. 
  • Check the embassy or consulate's nearby by you.
  • Gather all required documents, including your passport, a recent passport-sized photograph, a completed application form, and any other documents requested by the embassy or consulate. 
  • Schedule an appointment to visit the embassy or consulate in person. You can usually do this online or by contacting the embassy or consulate directly. 
  • Attend your appointment at the embassy or consulate. Make sure to bring all the required documents with you. 
  • Submit your application and pay the visa application fee. The fee may vary depending on the type of visa you need and the processing time. 
  • Wait for your visa application to be processed. Normal processing time is around 2 weeks, but expedited processing may be available for an additional fee. 
  • Collect your visa once it is ready. By visiting the embassy or through the mail, as per the embassy or consulate policy, where you submit your application.

Processing Time for Israel Visas: Normal and Expedited Options

The processing time for obtaining a visa to Israel can vary depending on the type of visa, and the volume of applications received.

The normal processing time for an Israel visa is around two weeks. Visitors who need to expedite their application can pay an additional fee for expedited processing. The Israeli embassy or consulate may also offer urgent visa application procedures for emergencies.

Urgent Visa Application for Israel: Expedited Processing and Requirements

Some Israeli embassies and consulates offer expedited processing for an additional fee. The expedited processing time may vary, but it is typically faster than standard processing times.

However, it's only granted in cases of genuine emergency, and applicants must provide evidence of the emergency and may need to attend an in-person interview. Contact the Israeli embassy or consulate in your country for specific requirements.

Exemptions from Obtaining a Visa for Israel

There are some countries whose citizens are exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Israel for a limited period of time. However, it is advisable to check with the Israeli embassy or consulate in your country to confirm the latest visa exemption rules and requirements.

Israel Visa Cost

The cost of an Israel visa varies depending on the type of visa, the length of stay, and the nationality of the applicant. 


Please note that fees are subject to change at any time, so it is always best to check the latest fees on the eVisa website or with the embassy or consulate before submitting your application. 

Choosing Between an E-Visa or Sticker-Visa for Israel

Currently, the Israel electronic visa (eVisa) is not yet available. However, the Israeli government has announced its intention to introduce the eVisa system by spring 2022. Once the eVisa system is launched, it will be an alternative to the traditional sticker visa. The eVisa will allow travelers to apply for and obtain their visa online, eliminating the need to visit an embassy or consulate in person.

Advantages of the eVisa over Traditional Sticker Visas

eVisa process is expected to offer several advantages over traditional sticker visas, including:

  • The ability to apply for and receive the visa online
  • Faster processing times
  • More secure and accurate documentation
  • The ability to easily track the status of your visa application

What to Do If Your Visa Has Expired: A Guide to Resolving the Situation

If your visa has expired, you may be in violation of immigration laws and face penalties or deportation. You can apply for an extension or renewal, but be aware of the requirements and deadlines.

If you have already left the country, you may need to obtain a new visa and may be banned from re-entering for a period of time. Consult with an immigration attorney or the embassy/consulate for guidance.

Navigating the Israel Work Visa Process

Foreign nationals who wish to work in Israel must obtain a work visa. Work visas are issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior and are valid for up to one year. To obtain a work visa, foreign nationals must have a valid job offer from an Israeli employer and meet the relevant requirements. The application process for a work visa can be complex and time-consuming, so it is advisable to start the process well in advance of your intended date of travel.

FAQs about Israeli eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies