Israel Work Permit Updates

Following Israel’s announcement of the launch of the ETA-IL system, experts coming to work in Israel under a B-1 Work Permit-Up to 90 days Expedited Process, will have to mark on the ETA form that their main purpose of the visit is: “Short term foreign experts.

Key Information
  • The B1 work visa will be issued as before following arrival to Israel.
  • The Israeli Population and Immigration Administration launched the ETA-IL system pilot, on June 1, 2024.
  • The ETA-IL system will formally be open to visitors from all visa-exempt countries on July 1, 2024.
  • Starting from August 2024, visitors from visa-exempt countries are required to obtain an ETA-IL to enter the state of Israel.

An approved ETA-IL, indicates that a traveler is allowed to travel to Israel and stay for up to 90 days per visit.

Erickson Insights & Analysis

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