Isreal Immigration Visa Categories
- Immigration visas (aliya)
- Visitor visas (travel)
Immigration visas are handled by the Jewish Agency, which will recommend the local mission (embassy) to issue an immigrant visa. The local embassy will act on the recommendation of the Jewish Agency.
Israel has concluded agreements to abolish visa requirements with 65 countries. Citizens of these countries can only enter Israel with a valid passport (no specific visa required). For the full list of countries that do not require an Israeli permit, see the bottom of this page.
Citizens of countries that do not have such agreements and wish to travel to Israel should send a completed visa application form, along with a photo and their travel document, to the nearest Israeli mission. You can find information on the need for a visa at your local Israeli mission.
(Information source: website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
The countries that have visa abolition agreements are:
Africa: South Africa, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland
Asia and Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany (date of birth after 1.1.28), Gibraltar, Great Britain (England, United Kingdom), Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands (Holland), Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Americas: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, USA.