Israel Visa Types, Requirements, and Application

Located in the Middle East, Israel is considered a developed country. Do you know how many types of Israel visas there are? How to apply for an Israel visa? This article will answer your questions.

Who needs a visa to enter Israel?

Passport holders from the following countries do not need a visa to enter Israel. The list includes:

  • European Union
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย Poland
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พย Cyprus ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
  • Other countries
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น Guatemala ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Haiti ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Papua New Guinea
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and Nevis
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lesotho ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด Macau ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon Islands
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Micronesia ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova (applies to biometric passport holder) ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Dominica ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท Suriname
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mongolia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป El Salvador ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท Nauru ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด Tonga
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Eswatini ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and Tobago
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Fiji ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North Macedonia ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ Palau ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States

Other cases:

  • In the case of ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russian officials, a Israel visa coupled with an Israel government-issued confirmation are required.
  • Moreover, a ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช German born prior to January 1, 1928 will need a free Israel visa if he/ she has not carried out any activities related to Nazi Germany.
  • An Israel visa is not compulsory for ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egyptian passport holders within 14 days as long as their plan is only entering through Taba and visiting the city of Beershiba.
  • Except for ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Jordanian citizens, holders of a confirmation signed by the Israeli Ministry of Interior who travel in a group of above 10 people are granted a visa on arrival.
  • When it comes to the case of ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Palestinians citizens, Palestinian Authority passport holders can get a visa on arrival so as to embark to the Palestine territories.ย 

Israel visa types

Some main types of Israel visa are as follows:

Immigration visa:

If you have Jewish roots and want to head back to live in Israel from abroad, you will need to apply for Israel visa on this matter.

B/1 work visa:

This type of Israel visa allows you to work in Israel as long as you have a stable job from 30 days up to one year. However, the duration does not exceed five years and three months.

This is the list of eligible applicants for this Israel visa.

  • Specialists working in academic fields.
  • Specialists working in non-academic fields, which do not require a degree of higher education in academic institutions.
  • Experts working Up to 3 Months (STEP), who hold a higher education certificate wish to stay in Israel for a maximum of three months.
  • High Tech Work experts (HIT), who specialized in hi-tech and cyber entrepreneurs..
  • Foreign experts wishing to work in Israel at maximum 45 days per year. They ought to obtain a permit issued by the Ministry of Interior.
Israel visa
Israel visa

Working holiday visa:

This sort of Israel visa is designed for people wishing to work as well as explore the culture and city life of Tel Aviv for up to a year. However, only youngsters aged between 18 and 30 years old from the following countries are eligible for applying for Israel visa on this matter:

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand

However, bearing in mind that the limited number of granted visas for each country lies at 200. Remember, the validity of visas for Australian teenagers is only half a year.

Additionally, participants are only eligible as long as this is the first time they have taken part in this scheme. The processing time is usually 10 working days.

B/2 Visitor visa:

This visa will grant you the right to live in Israel within three months as long as the purpose of the stay falls into the following categories:

  • Tourism purpose.
  • Business purpose.
  • Going to study in a Hebrew ulpan.

Nevertheless, this type of Israel visa does not allow you to work in the country.

Remember, the additional required documents to lodge a Israel visa on this terms are:

  • A medical insurance covering at least $40,000.
  • The bank statement lasts at least 4 months.

Moreover, once obtaining this visa, due to international conflicts, nationals from the following countries are required to receive a confirmation from the Israeli government.

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Afghanistan ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง Lebanon ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia (only applies to Russian officials)
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somalia
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudan
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต North Korea ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Syria
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Jordan ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates

A/2 student visa:

This visa is suitable for international students who are accepted into institutions in Israel to pursue higher education. In Israel, the types of allowed institutions also include youth institutions of the Jewish agency. However, if one of your parents is Jewish, you are not eligible for this visa.

A/3 clergy visa:

This type of Israel serves the cultural and religious purpose. You will apply for Israel visa of this kind as long as you are a clergyman. It is compulsory that you show the invitation letter signed from an accepted religious institution of Israel.

A/4 visa for spouses and children:

This visa is for people who wish to visit and stay with their family members. Only the partners and the children of the holders of A/2 student visa or A/3 clergy visa can be eligible for this visa application.

Besides, applicants are asked to prepare the letter of invitation of the universities that their family member is studying together with the copy of the valid visa of that partner/ children.ย 

Diplomat visa:

This type of Israel visa is granted for official government passport holders as well as people carrying out a diplomatic mission to Israel.

US investor visa:

If you are an American national and plan to work temporarily in Israel to manage the businesses, you are eligible for this kind of Israel visa.ย 

Additionally, it is worth highlighting that a transit visa is not granted in the Israeli visa system as passport holders do not need to get permission from transiting through Israel territories.

Israel visa requirements

General visa requirements

This is the list of compulsory documents that you must submit to meet Israel visa requirements.

  • A passport containing at least two blank pages. It is required that it is valid within at least 6 months and for at least 3 months after the end of travel.
  • All previous passports, including canceled and expired passports.
  • A duly completed Israel visa application form.
  • Two passport-sized photographs. They are required to live up to the following criterias:
    – Colored photograph in the white background
    – The required size is 5.5 x 5.5 cm.
  • Confirmed return ticket proofs.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means including the bank statement or bank account.
  • Birth certificate or marriage certificate.
  • Proofs to justify your accommodation confirmation.
  • Receipt of your Israel visa fee payment.

If you fail to meet one criteria of Israel visa requirements, your Israel visa stands a high chance of being rejected.

Additional documents

Apart from other general visa requirements, there are some supplement documents which are up to the type of Israel visa you are applying for.ย 


  • The work contract.
  • A confirmation letter issued by your company to indicate your absence and duration of occupation.
  • Work leave
  • Bank statement which lasts at least 6 months.
  • Income tax return ( not compulsory)
  • Original bank payment slip


  • A copy of business license
  • Company bank statement which lasts at least 6 months


  • The enrollment letter from the institution.
  • Sponsorship proofs in case the applicants cannot have their own financial support during the period of the stay.


  • Documents of pension that last 6 months.


  • Proof of sufficient financial means.
  • Proof of sponsorship ( if necessary).
Wailing Wall - Israel
Wailing Wall – Israel

How to apply for Israel visa?

Step#1. Make a plan

Pick a reasonable time to apply for Israel visa. You will prepare your Israel visa application, including but not limited to: your duration of visa, your purpose of the stay, your type of Israel visa and choose the nearest application destination to submit the papers.

Step#2. Complete the Israel application formย 

You will need to fill out the application form with the aforementioned details. The application form is presented in two choices of language which are English and Hebrew. Then, you will gather the required and supplementary documents which are up to the type of applied visa.ย 

Step#3. Pay Israel visa fee

This is the list of Israel visa fees based on the specific categories:

  • B/3 visa costs $24.
  • Group visa costs $24.
  • Group visa costs $24 per person.
  • Type A visas cost $47.
  • Type B visas ( except for B/1 Work visa) cost $24;
  • B/1 Work visa costs $47.
  • Permanent Residence visa costs $191.
  • Permanent Residence visa costs $23 per person.

Step#4. Set up a visa appointment

You need to book an Israel visa appointment with your application destination.ย 

Step#5. Attend the visa interview

You will hand in your documents to your application destination. This will be the step to confirm your purpose and decide whether you will be granted or rejected. During the interview, the Embassy will take into account whether you have committed crime or potentially harmed the national security and economy.

Step#6. Receive the visa

After processing time, you will be informed by the agency and an Israel visa will be accompanied by your passport. In addition, on account of the convenience and boycott from the Arab League, the Israel passport stamp has been replaced with the Electronic Gate Pass. You will receive it once you arrive at the border control stations.ย