Israel: Visa and Passport Requirements
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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.
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. It is therefore advisable to ask border control agents for a 17L form which they will stamp in place of your passport.
Visitors of the above countries will be issued with a tourist visa at their port of entry, valid for up to three months.
Types and cost:
Visitor's visa: £15.
Visitor's visas: three months.
Transit visas valid for five days can be issued to those transiting through the country. These can be extended for a further 10 days in necessary. Cruise ship passengers are issued with disembarkation cards that permit them entry into the country for the duration their ship is in port.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy).
An A/1 visa can be issued to those who are eligible for immigration.
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.
You may need to provide proof of sufficient funds when entering Israel.
Only a passport is required to enter Israel, unless you are arriving from a country which requires you to have applied for a visa in advance from an Israeli consulate or embassy. An onward or return ticket and proof of sufficient funds are also required for entry.
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.