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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. Visitors are now given an entry card instead of a stamp on arrival which you must keep until you leave. As of March 2017, foreign nationals may be refused entry to Israel if they have publicly called for a boycott of the country, or support an organisation that has called for it.
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$23.
Visitor's visa: up to three months from the date of issue.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy).
An A/1 temporary resident visa can be issued to those who are eligible for immigration under the Law of Return.
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.
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.
Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
British Embassy in IsraelTelephone: 972 (0) 3510 0166.
Address: , 192 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv, 63405,
Mon-Thurs 0800-1600, Fri 0800-1330.
Embassy of Israel in the USATelephone: (202) 364 5500 or 5527.
Address: , 3514 International Drive NW, Washington, 20008,
Mon-Thu 0930-1300, Fri 0930-1030.
Embassy of Israel in the UKTelephone: (020) 7957 9500; (020) 7957 9576 (consular section).
Address: , 2 Palace Green, London, W8 4QB,
Mon-Thurs 1000-1330, Fri 1000-1230.
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