Isreal Visa Guide

About Israel

Israel or the State of Israel is one of the oldest countries in the world. The nation is sacred to Jewish people and is known for its numerous religious and heritage sites. However, the country is more than just a place with a lot of tourist attractions. It also has one of the highest life expectancy in the world. Additionally, the nation has made considerable strides in improving support systems and infrastructures to boost businesses in the nation.

Why is Israel Visa Needed?

Indian citizens need to have a valid visa if they want to visit the nation of Israel, regardless of their purpose. However, the type of visa that you will need to apply for depends on the reasons and nature of your visit.

Israel Visa Eligibility

The eligibility of your visa and the type of visa that you will need to apply for depends on the reason and purpose of your visit. There are three major types of visa that you should know about, they are:

Tourist Visa: You should apply for a tourist visa if you want to visit Israel to enjoy any of the numerous tourist attractions or if you want to visit friends and family that reside in the country.

Work Visa: You should apply for a work visa if you have to visit the nation of Israel for professional reasons such as working for a company or a business.

Transit Visa: Transit visa is issued to people that have a flight in and out of the country but have anywhere between a few hours and a couple of days of waiting time in Israel.

Israel Visa Application Process

How to Apply for Israel Visa

Submission of visa application and collection of passports can be done by the following:

  • Applicants
  • Travel Agents
  • Representatives

In case a representative requires submitting the application or collect the passport he/she should carry a photo id along with an authority letter from the applicant.

If you plan to use a representative to collect your passport on your behalf, you are requested to provide Original Individual Authorization letter signed by the respective applicants. Your representative must present this letter along with original and photocopy of his or her identity in the form of photo ID (i.e. driving license, passport, or PAN card) along with the original acknowledgement slips provided by Israel Visa Services at the time of intake of your application. If you plan to collect the passport by yourself then you have to present the original acknowledgement slips provided by Israel Visa Services at the time of intake of your application.

Processing time for all categories is of minimum of 5 working days (excluding day of submission of application at Israel Visa Services) For FastTrack applications:

  • 2 working days (48 hours) for Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
  • For Kolkata 4 working days.
  • For B1 and A2 Visa (after receiving an approval from the Ministry of Interior in Israel).

Applications accepted at the Israel Visa Application Centres will be submitted on the next working day to the Embassy / Consulate General of Israel.

Applicant need to submit documents according to the jurisdiction list.

Where to Apply for Israel Visa?

Once you have downloaded the completed visa application, you will need to send the application along with relevant documents to the Consulate General of Israel in India. The addresses of the Mission:

Consulate General of Israel

1301, A Wing,

Marathon Futurex,

N M Joshi Marg,

Lower Parel,

Mumbai-400013

For visa enquiry please call to +91 2261600513 / 514 / 518

Contact number only for an emergency situation (Visa queries will not be answered) -

+91 9820199004

Reception hours at IVS Mumbai

Submission of Visa Applicants / Representatives

Monday -Friday: 09:30 – 12:30 hrs

Passport Collection for Applicant applying in Mumbai:

Monday -Friday 9:30 - 12:30 hrs

For enquiry please call to +91 2261600513 / 514 / 518

Website http://www.israelvisa.inh

Email at mumbai@israelvisa.in

Telephone reception hours for consular services:

Telephone numbers: 022-61600500 ext. 510, 513, 514,518 between 15.00 to 17.00 .

Jurisdiction

Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

How to Check Status of Israel Visa

Once you have submitted the application and the required documents, you can check the status of your Israel visa application here.

Israel Visa Document Requirements

The documents required for an Israel visa are:

1 The application form should be completed and signed by the applicant
2 Passport
  • Passport should have at least two of its pages blank
  • The passport should not be more than a decade old.
  • No handwritten amendment or alteration should exist on the data page
3 Two photographs: should abide by the international standards for photographs as established in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
4 Valid permit of return (may not be applicable in every case)
5 Cover letter: it should explain the nature and purpose of the trip
8 Travel itinerary in case of round-trip flight bookings
9 Copy of the present passport in its entirety
10 Original(s) of previous passport(s) or proof of loss

 

Israel Tourist Visa

What is Israel Tourist Visa?

Israel tourist visa is needed if you intend to visit Israel to enjoy any of the numerous tourist attractions or if you want to visit friends and family that reside in the country.

Duration of Israel Tourist Visa

Generally, the duration of the Israel tourist visa is three months. However, it is subject to the decisions of Border Police of Israel.

Eligibility Criteria for Israel Tourist Visa

The eligibility criterion for Israel tourist visa is the same as the general eligibility criteria for visa applications mentioned above.

Application process for Israel Tourist Visa

The application process for Israel tourist visa is the same as the general application process for visa applications mentioned above.

Documents required for Israel Tourist Visa

The documents required for Israel tourist visa are the same as the general documentation requirement for visa applications mentioned above.

Israel Visa Types

Types of Israel Visa

As mentioned above, there are different Israel visa types, they are classified into different subgroups based on the purpose, nature and duration of the visit; they are:

  • B2 Tourist Visa

An Israel tourist visa is given to people that intent to visit the nation of Israel for tourism or to visit friends and family who reside in Israel.

  • B1 Employment Visa

This visa is issued to Indian citizens who intend to visit the nation of Israel to work for a company or to start a business. The B1 visa is further classified into other visa types based on the reason and nature of the employment. Kindly check which type of visa would be best suited to you before applying.

  • A2 Study Visa

This visa is issued to Indian citizens who intend to visit the nation of Israel to study at the educational institutes in the nation. However, the reputation of the institute and the course carry a lot of weightage of the visa.

Israel Visa Fees

 

Basic Types of Israel Visas

The basic Israel visa fees are given below:

Category Visa Fees -INR If Ministry confirmation then Visa Fees - Dollar
A/2 1600 GRATIS $25
A/3 1600 GRATIS $25
A/4 1600 GRATIS $25
B/1 1600 GRATIS $25
B/2 1100 GRATIS $17
B/3 1100 GRATIS $17
B/4 1100 GRATIS $17

 

Visa Fees applicable with effect from 7th Jan 2019 for Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata under A2 (Student), B1 (Employment / Work), and B2 (Business / Tourist) Visa are:

Note: B1 (Employment - Caregiver visa) not applicable for Bangalore.

VISA Types Visa Fee in INR LOGISTIC FEES IN INR FASTRACK FEE IN INR TOTAL FEES TO BE PAID IN CASH INR
* A2 STUDENT / A4 00(GRATIS) 1080 NA 1080
A2 STUDENT PAYABLE/ A4 PAYABLE 3260 1080 NA 4340
* B1 - EMPLOYMENT - CAREGIVER / EXPERT 00(GRATIS) 1080 NA 1080
B2 – BUSINESS & TOURIST 1680 1080 NA 2760
B2 – BUSINESS FASTRACK & TOURIST FASTRACK 1680 1080 3850 6610
B2 - 5 YEARS MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA FOR BUSINESS VISITOR WITH INDIAN CITIZENSHIP 1680 1080 NA 2760

 

* Subject to the prior approval from the Ministry of Interior in Israel.

Processing time for all categories shall be a minimum 5 working days (excluding day of submission of application at Israel Visa Services), for fast track applications:

  • 2 working days (48 hours) for Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
  • For Kolkata 4 working days.
  • 2 working days (48 hours), For B1 Visa (after receiving an approval from the Ministry of Interior in Israel).

Applications accepted at the Israel Visa Application Centres will be submitted on the next working day to the Embassy / Consulate General of Israel.

Please Note:

  • The applicable Visa Fee and Service Charges will change as per US$/ INR exchange rate. Rates will be decided by Embassy/ Consulate of Israel. The same is subject to change without notice.
  • The Visa Fee & Israel Visa Services Service Charges and other charges such as courier charges and form filling charges are non-refundable in case the visa is refused or withdrawn.
  • There is an optional courier facility available at Rs. 461/- (Inclusive of Service Tax) per application / passport.
  • There is an optional form filling facility available at Rs. 104/- (Inclusive of Service Tax) per application / Visa application form.
  • Visa fee and Israel Visa Services Service charges would be accepted in CASH only.

There is an optional SMS service facility available at Rs.150/- (inclusive of service tax) per visa application form.

FAQs on Israel Visa

 

Are Indians eligible for Visa on Arrival?

No, Indians are not eligible for Visa on Arrival. You will need to apply for visa in India and ensure that it is approved and valid.

Should I take travel insurance for my trip to Israel?

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What kinds of medical coverage’s are provided??

The following medical expenses are covered: 

  • Travel insurance includes medical expenses, repatriation, and emergency medical evacuation. Even dental care expenses such as acute anesthetic treatment of teeth are covered.

What is a deductible?

“Deductible”means a cost-sharing requirement under this policy, that provides that the insurer will not be liable for a specified rupee amount or percentage of claim amount or number of days or number of hours, as specified in the policy schedule and which will apply before any benefits are payable by the insurer. A deductible does not reduce the sum insured and is applicable per event, upto the specified limits mentioned.

What Is Not Covered Under the Travel Insurance Plan?

  • Medical Expenses (inclusive of Repatriation and Emergency Medical Evacuation), Daily Allowance in case of hospitalization, Compassionate Visit benefits, the following will not be payable for Any pre-existing condition, Routine examinations, Expenses for rest or recuperation at spa/ health resort/ sanatorium, Pregnancy (including childbirth, miscarriage, abortion or related complications ) or treatment relating to the removal of physical flaws or anomalies (cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery).
  • Cosmetic surgery, unless such cosmetic surgery is rendered medically necessary as part of treatment for accidents and burns whilst being abroad.
  • Suicide, attempted or wilfully self inflicted injury or illness, mental disorder, anxiety, stress or depression, venereal disease, alcoholism, drunkenness or the abuse of drugs, or any loss arising, directly or indirectly, from any injury, illness, death, loss, expense, or other liability attributable to HIV and/or any HIV related illness including AIDS and/or any mutant derivative or variation thereof however caused.
  • Treatment which could be reasonably delayed until the Insured’s return to India, which will be decided jointly by the treating Physician and the Emergency Assistance Service Provider and shall be in accordance with accepted standards of medical care.
  • The Insured taking part in naval, military or air force operations; war and nuclear perils.
  • Insured engaging in air travel unless he or she flies as a Fare Paying passenger in an aircraft licensed to carry passengers.
  • Participation of the Insured in winter sports, mountaineering and such other professional sports or any other hazardous or potentially dangerous sport for which the Insured members are adequately trained, physically fit and using proper equipment. and that too only if specifically agreed and mentioned in the policy schedule.
  • Hazardous occupation, or if engaged in any criminal or illegal act.
  • Medical Expenses in respect of Experimental, investigational or unproven treatments or treatments which are not consistent with or incidental to the diagnosis and treatment of the positive existence or presence of any Illness for which confinement is required at a Hospital. Any Illness or treatment which is a result or a consequence of undergoing such experimental or unproven treatment.
  • Naturopathy treatment.
  • Non Allopathic treatment e.g. - Ayurvedic, Yogic, Homeopathic, Unani treatment(s).
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What Is Covered Under Travel Insurance?

Loss of passport and documents:

Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost

Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):

Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.

Hijack Distress Allowance

Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.

Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration  and Emergency Medical Evacuation

If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases,  Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.

Legal Expenses

Payment of legal costs and expenses incurred by the Insured towards claims from third Parties for compensation in respect of death or disablement arising due to an injury whilst on a trip abroad.

Personal Accident

Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.

Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption


Payment towards the non-refundable prepaid payments incurred on the trip being cancelled and additional cost of transportation in case of Interruption: due to medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters or other listed reason in policy wordings.


Trip Delay


 Reimbursement of additional expenses if trip is delayed beyond a period, due to airline problems, medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters.

 Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation

 Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation

 Payment of compensation for the additional cost of emergency accommodation if the Insured/ Insured Person could not stay in the accommodation originally booked due to ­fire& flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane, explosion, outbreak of major infectious diseases.

Why do I need Travel insurance?

During a trip there are chances of unfortunate events such as loss of checked in baggage, medical emergency, loss of passport that can spoil your international trip, be it business or leisure. Travel insurance can protect you from such events ensuring that you are left stuck in foreign land.