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Israel Visa - Passport
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  Passport Required? Visa Required? Return Ticket Required?
British Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes A Yes
Japanese Yes No Yes
 
Note

1. People wishing to proceed to an Arab country other than Egypt or Jordan after visiting Israel should make certain their passport does not contain an Israeli visa or stamp. However, persons permitted to stay in Israel for a period of 3 months or more will be required to have an extension stamped in their passport.

2. Previous nationals of Israel holding a foreign passport must have written proof of having given up Israeli identity, if not, they may be required to obtain a new Israeli passport or renew their original one.

Passports

Passport valid for at least 6 months after date of departure are required by everyone.

Visa

All nationals need a stamp on arrival.

A

Nationals of countries mentioned in the chart above do not require a visa, except nationals of Germany and Estonia if born before 1 January 1928, who will need a visa.

Visas are required by all except nationals of:
  Costa Rica
Trinidad & Tobago
Mongolia
Korea (Republic)
Croatia
South Africa
The Bahamas
Argentina
Monaco
Surinam
Uruguay and Vanuatu
Switzerland
Brazil
Barbados
Malawi
New Zealand
The Philippines
Bolivia
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Liechtenstein
Mauritius
Lesotho
Paraguay
Norway
Swaziland
Micronesia (Federated States of)
St Kitts & Nevis
Ecuador
Jamaica
Central African Republic
Panama
San Marino
Chile
Hong Kong (SAR)
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Iceland
Mexico
Fiji
Gibraltar
Transit passengers continuing their journey within 24 hours by the same or 1st connecting aircraft, do not require a visa, provided holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.

Note

It is advised for travellers to check with nearest Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy) for visa requirements before travelling to Israel as requirements may vary for some nationals.

The cost of different types of visa

Tourist / Entry: £11 (cash only, or £12 for a postal order).

These fees are for United Kingdom nationals prices vary according to nationality. Cruise ship passengers visiting the country will be issued Landing Cards, allowing them to remain in Israel for as long as the ship is in port. No visa applications are required.

Conversions for the cost of visas:

£ 10 : US $18
£ 20 : US $36
£ 30 : US $55
£ 40 : US $73
£ 50 : US $91
£ 60 : US $109
£ 70 : US $127
£ 80 : US $146
£ 90 : US $164
£ 100 : US $182
£ 110 : US $200
£ 120 : US $218
£ 130 : US $236
£ 140 : US $255
£ 150 : US $273

Validity

3 months, however this varies according to nationality. Visas may be extended (for a insignificant fee) at offices of the Ministry of the Interior in the following locations:
  Netanya
Petah Tiqva
Rehovot
Ashqelon
Eilat
Holon
Afula
Ramat Gan
Tiberias
Be’ersheba
Haifa
Tel Aviv
Herzrelia
Akko (Acre)
Hadera
Ramla
Jerusalem
Nazareth
Safed
Application to

Consulate (or Consular Section at Embassy), please see Addresses - Contact section.

Application requirements

A Visitor must have:
  1 Application form.
1 passport sized photos.
A return ticket.
A valid passport.
A self addressed envelope.
A Letter from your employer / university specifying period of    time you have worked with them and that you will be returning    after trip.
Bank statement for last 3 months.
An Invitation from company / friends / contact in Israel or letter    from travel agent verifying reservation of return ticket, hotel and    medical insurance.
The fee, which is payable by postal order or cash.
A copy of your tenancy agreement or mortgage arrangements.
Note

Different application requirements, and guidance on crossing the border, will almost certainly apply to those travelling on to Egypt or Jordan, it is vital that the Embassy / Consulate be consulted beforehand.

Working days required

This depends on nationality. Some visas will require authorisation from Israel and so travellers are advised to contact the Embassy before booking travel tickets.

Temporary residence

Please apply to the Ministry of the Interior in Israel for temporary residence.

Note

As an allowance to travellers intending to travel at a later date to countries with entry restrictions for visitors to Israel, entry stamps can, on request, be entered only on the entry form AL - 17 and not on the passport. This option is not available to those required to obtain their Israeli visas in advance.