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Important! 
Entry Visa to Israel

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Passport holders of EU countries, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and some more, do not require entry visas to Israel.
We strongly suggest all non-Israeli nationalities to check the website of the local Israeli embassy or consulate (or consult with your travel agent) to understand the updated entrance requirements.



Invitation Letter

A letter of invitation from the conference will be issued upon request. This invitation is prepared solely to assist with visa application or participation requirements and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Program.
You can request the invitation letter from Floc2022 organizers at the time of registration, please make sure to check the box for the invitation letter and provide the additional information requested for that.

If you have any questions please contact floc2022@technion.ac.il 

We recommend that you submit a request for visa as soon as possible.  

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The B/2 visa is a permit to enter Israel and remain here for a maximum of three months, under one or more of the following purposes:

  • Tourism.

  • Business, meetings, conference

  • Studying in a Hebrew ulpan.

It is the most frequent Israeli visa, but it does not allow its holder to work in Israel.

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How to Apply for a B/2 Visa for Israel?

If you need a B/2 Visitor’s Visa for Israel, then you will have to apply for it. Applying for a visa to enter Israel includes completing several requirements and procedures set by the authorities of Israel.
 

The main steps for applying for an Israeli visitor visa are as follows:

  1. Find out when is the right time to apply.

  2. Check where you should submit your application.

  3. Fill in the application form for a B/2 visa.

  4. Collect the required documents.

  5. Submit your documents / attend the visa interview.

  6. Pay the fee for your application.

  7. Wait for the processing of your visa.
     

When to Apply for a B/2 Visa?

You should apply for a B/2 Visa to Israel between one to two months prior to the intended date of your trip. On the day you submit your application, you must have your application completed, or else you will be rejected.
 

Where to Apply for a B/2 Visa?

When applying for a B/2 Visa you need to submit your completed application file at the competent authorities in your country of residence for Israeli visa admission. This could be the Embassy or a Consulate of Israel, or a third-party visa-processing center to which Israel has outsourced visa admission

You should check with the embassy of Israel in your country of residence for this information before you start the application procedures.
 

Complete the B/2 Visa Application Form

Start the concrete application process by completing the application form for a B/2 Visitor’s Visa to Israel.

You can ask the embassy for this form, or download it online. The main things that you need to know about the application form for an entry visa to Israel are as follows:
 

  • The form differs depending on the visa type; therefore make sure you get the right application form for a B/2 Visitor’s Visa to Israel.

  • The form is available in two languages: English and Hebrew. You can complete it in either language.

  • You can complete the form with your computer and then print it, or with a pen of any other color than black.

  • You should answer all questions, which are mostly on your nationality, name, surname, parents’ full names, occupation, and your intended trip to Israel.

  • Attach a photo in the given space on the form.
     

Collect  the Required Documents

Next, continue collecting the required documents for a B/2 Visitor’s Visa to Israel.  

Start with collecting the commonly required documents, and then the following:

  • Travel/Medical insurance. You will need to obtain insurance for the whole period of your stay in Israel with a minimum coverage of €35,000 ($40,000).

  • Personal bank statements & salary slips for the last 4 months.
     

When traveling to Israel to attend a seminar, meeting, conference, submit the following additional documents:

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  • Personal Letter. This is a cover letter written by you, in which you explain the purpose of your trip, how long you want to stay and what you will be doing while in Israel.

  • An invitation letter in on the letter head of the conference organizers. The letter should mention your name, number of your passport, the duration and the purpose of your trip to Israel. You can request the invitation letter concerning Floc2022 at the time of registration.

  • Salary slips for the last 4 months.
     

On the other hand, if the purpose of application for an Israel entry visa is tourism, experiencing the country, sightseeing or vacation, you should submit the following extra documents:

  • Hotel reservation in Israel.

  • Invitation letter. If a friend/relative residing in Israel invited you over, attach an invitation letter in Hebrew with contact details of the invitee, to your application file.

  • Letter from the tour Operator in Israel, with a listing of the scheduled activities to be performed in Israel.

  • Work Leave approval from the place of work for being absent for the whole period of your stay in Israel.
     

The Israeli authorities in your country of residence responsible for the processing of your visa have the right to ask you for additional documents. Make sure you collect and submit any additional required documents as soon as possible.
 

Attend the visa interview

You will need to attend a visa interview at the Israeli Embassy/consulate/visa-processing center. On the day of your interview, you will have to meet with a consular officer to whom you will submit the required documents. This person will ask you questions related to your application, the intention of your trip to Israel and other details in this regard.

On the same day, you will also need to pay the visa fee.

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Pay B/2 Visa Fee

In order for the visa processing authorities to process your application, you will need to pay the B/2 visa fee.

The fee for a B/2 Visa is €25/$28 for every applicant. If you submit your application through a visa-processing center, you will have to pay an additional service fee, which cannot be higher than the price of the visa itself.

 

Israel Visa Processing

The processing of a B/2 visa for Israel can take up to 14 working days.

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Entry Statement

In addition to your visa application process, you will need to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.

Please read the new regulations carefully and make sure you comply with the new entry regulations, especially the required vaccine timeframes.

The detailed regulations can be found on the ministry of health website: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/directives/air-travel-covid19-green/?tab=by-air

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