Israel Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter Israel, a passport valid for a minimum of six months from the date of entry is required by the nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

Due to a lack of diplomatic relations between Israel and many Arabic or predominantly Muslim countries, those with Israel entry stamps in their passports will not be allowed entry. Since January 2013, visitors are given an entry card instead of a stamp on arrival which you must keep until you leave.

Visas

Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days.

Types and cost

Visitor's visa: US$26.

Validity

Visitor's visa: up to three months from the date of issue.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Temporary residence

An A/1 temporary resident visa can be issued to those who are eligible for immigration under the Law of Return.

Working days

Processing for visas for Israel should take around seven days, although it may take up to a month. Working days in Israel are from Sunday to Thursday.

Sufficient funds

You may need to provide proof of sufficient funds when entering Israel.

Extension of stay

Your visa can be extended (there is a fee) at the Ministry of the Interior office in Israel.

Entry with pets

Israel does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements: pets must have a 15-digit ISO pet microchip and must be vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days (but not more than one year) before travel. More than 30 days after vaccination, your pet must have a blood titer test. Within 10 days of travel, the Israel Veterinary Certificate must be completed by a veterinarian. Pets under the age of three months cannot be imported to Israel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Israel
Telephone: 972 (0) 3510 0166. Website: http://www.ukinisrael.fco.gov.uk/en Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1600, Fri 0800-1330.
Embassy of Israel in the USA
Telephone: (202) 364 5500 or 5527. Website: http://www.israelemb.org Opening times: Mon-Thu 0930-1300, Fri 0930-1030.
Embassy of Israel in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7957 9500; (020) 7957 9576 (consular section). Website: http://london.mfa.gov.il Opening times: Mon-Thurs 1000-1330, Fri 1000-1230.

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