1 Year Work Visa for a Foreign Expert

Step 1 – Work Permit Unite:

  • Collection of documents and submission of application to the Work Permit Unit.
  • The work permit unit will process the application in 4-6 weeks and if approved, will issue a work permit

Step 2 – Invitation to Enter Israel:

  • Submit application to invite the employee to Israel at the Ministry of Interior (MOI)
  • MOI will issue an invitation for the employee and send it to the Israeli consulate in the employee’s country.

Step 3 – Interview at the Consulate:

  • The employee will need to attend an interview at the Israeli embassy in his country.
  • The employee will receive the visa in his passport at the interview.
  • Sometimes the visa is only for 30 days and a single entry. the visa will need to be extended when entering Israel
  • The employee must enter Israel within 30 days
  • The employee is still not allowed to work in Israel at this point

Step 4 – Employee Enters Israel:

  • After the employee enters Israel his visa will need to be extended at the MOI (in some cases) and will need to request a Multi-Entry Visa.
  • The employee is not allowed to work legally in Israel

All said and explained in this article does not constitute a legal opinion and does not replace legal advice. Responsibility for using the wordings and opinions conveyed in this article relies solely and entirely on the reader.

 This article was written by Dotan Cohen Law Offices, working in the field of immigration law in Israel, the United States and Canada.