•Effective immediately, subcontractors' employers must sponsor work visa applications for their own employees, where previously it was understood that the subcontractors' host company could sponsor
Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum monthly salary for foreign experts in Israel has increased to ILS 20,856, up 2.9 percent from 2019.
The Israeli Ministry of Interior has clarified certain conditions regarding Hi-Tech (HIT) visa applicants seeking to sponsor their spouse's dependent B-1 general work visa.
Israeli consulates in China, Turkey and India have resumed processing visa applications after processing was suspended on June 26, 2019.
Applicants can apply for a STEP visa at the Israeli consular post in their country of residence or work.
Israeli high-tech companies are currently experiencing a labor shortage of about 8,000 workers a year.
Accordingly, it is recommended to pre-plan these procedures as soon as possible.
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The process of issuing a permit to employ a foreign expert is complex and often takes a significant period of time. In addition, this process involves significant expenses for the employer.
Immigration for non-citizens into Israel is governed by the Entry into Israel Law (1952).