Israel Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Israel as a tourist, 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. Also, a valid departure ticket out of the country within three months is required unless you have a visa allowing you to stay longer.
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 to enter the Arabic countries in question. To alleviate this issue, visitors are now given an entry card instead of a stamp on arrival to Israel, which you must keep until you leave.
While Israel doesn't stamp in your passport, the Jordanian authority may stamp to indicate that you are going to or have been to Israel when crossing from Jordan to Israel and vice versa. You can politely request them not to do so before handling in your passport and they will stamp on a form instead.
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 for the purpose of tourism. If you are from a country not listed above, please contact a consulate near you.
Types and Cost
For those require a B2 (visitor visa), the cost is US$23, while a student visa to Israel costs US$46.
Applications should be sent to Israeli embassy or consulate.
An A/1 temporary resident visa can be issued to those who are eligible for immigration under the Law of Return.
Visa processing usually takes a week, but allow for up to one month.
You may need to provide proof of sufficient funds when entering Israel.
Extension of stay
A visitor who wishes to extend his visit must submit an application at one of the regional population administration offices of the Ministry of the Interior.
Entry with pets
Entry with pets is only allowed at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV), Haifa seaport, Ashdod seaport and Eilat seaport.
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 and stamped by the country of origin. Pets under the age of three months cannot be brought into 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 Israel
Telephone: +972 3 725 1222
Address: , 192 HaYarkon Street, Tel Aviv, 6340502,
Mon-Thurs 0800-1600, Fri 0800-1330.
Embassy of Israel in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 364 5500
Address: , 3514 International Drive NW, Washington DC, 20008,
Mon-Thu 0930-1300, Fri 0930-1030.
Embassy of Israel in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7957 9500
Address: , 2 Palace Green, London, W8 4QB,
Mon-Thu 0830-1730, Fri 0830-1330.