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Israel Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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. 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.

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.

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 Israel

Telephone: 972 (0) 3510 0166.
Address: , 192 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv, 63405,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0800-1600, Fri 0800-1330.

Embassy of Israel in the USA

Telephone: (202) 364 5500 or 5527.
Address: , 3514 International Drive NW, Washington, 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Thu 0930-1300, Fri 0930-1030.

Embassy of Israel in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7957 9500; (020) 7957 9576 (consular section).
Address: , 2 Palace Green, London, W8 4QB,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 1000-1330, Fri 1000-1230.

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