Israel Holiday and Business Visas
Visa First can help you to obtain your visa to Israel – tourist or business visa, depending on your needs.
An Entry visa is granted to someone who wishes to stay in Israel for only a short time (for a visit, tourism, a business meeting or study in a Hebrew ulpan).
A person who enters Israel on such visa is not allowed to work in the State of Israel.
Israel has visa exemption agreements with many countries. Click here
to check whether you need to obtain a visa to visit Israel.
To apply for an Israel Tourist visa you will need:
- Original passport valid for at least 6 months beyond exit date from Israel with at least 1 blank visa page
- Include a colour copy of the information page(s) of the passport
- 2 recent passport sized photos on white background
- Completed and signed visa application form
- Evidence of residency - copy of the applicant's mortgage or tenancy agreement
- Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed travel itinerary
- Copy of confirmed hotel reservation issued directly by the hotel
- Evidence of available funds - original last three bank statements from a current account which must show a minimum credit balance of £35.00 per day of stay
- Copy of actual travel insurance policy certificate (email not accepted). The certificate must:
- show applicant’s full name
- be valid for the duration of the entire trip
- Applicants who are covered by their company's insurance policy must supply a company letter from their employer as proof
- A letter from the applicant's employer confirming employment. This letter must:
- Be on company letterhead paper
- Include the name of the applicant
- Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
- Specify the purpose of journey
- State the applicant's expected return to work date
- Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or their HR department
- If student – letter from college / university with the similar content as for the letter from the employer
- If self employed - include a copy of your business license and tax return
- If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.
The Israeli Embassy will consider requests for visas to be issued on a separate piece of paper, i.e. loose leaf. If requested this letter must also ;
- Specify the reason why a loose leaf visa is required
An additional consular fee will be levied for this service.
- Applicants in a dependant relationship with an EU passport holder must submit supporting documentation. This should be provided as:
- Copy of Birth Certificate (long version) or
- Copy of Marriage Certificate
- Copy of information page of Spouse/Child EU Passport
- Pre-paid, self-addressed, special delivery envelope
- Visa application fee