Higher Salary Thresholds and Updated Visa Application Fees Announced for Israel

Starting January 1, 2018, companies planning on sending employees to Israel with a Short Term Employment (SEA) or Short Term Expedited Process (STEP) visa must comply with the recent changes to the minimum budget salary, increasing the gross monthly wage to 5300 NIS. Additionally, the Ministry of the Interior has increased application fees to NIS 9675 for B-1 work visas which are valid for at least six months.