US citizens do not need a visa for tourist or Business travel to this country for stays up to 90 days, but a valid US Passport with six months validity is required .
Any US citizen who wishes to travel to Israel for any purpose other than tourism or business negotiations (e.g. work, study, adoption, immigration, or stays longer than the stipulated 90 days in the entry requirements) should contact our office.
A visa is required for Official and Diplomatic passport holders
Non U.S. Citizens
Israel has visa exemption agreements with many countries – for visits of up to 90 days. Before going to the mission, check whether you need to obtain a visa to visit Israel. It is important to emphasize that the exemption applies only to visas for visits and to passports (not to laissez passer).
B/2 Visitor’s visa
A B/2 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 a B/2 visa is not allowed to work in the State of Israel.
A B/2 visa is valid for up to three months from the date of issue. The duration of the stay in Israel will be determined by the Border Police. A visitor who wishes to extend his visit may submit an application at one of the regional population administration offices of the Ministry of the Interior.
The process to be handled at the mission:
- A valid, signed passport. Presentation of a travel document that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of the stay in Israel and contain at least one blank visa page.
- One completed Israeli visa application Israel Visa Application-2016– Click here to download the Application for a Visa to Enter Israel for a National Passport
– Click here to download the Application for a Visa to Enter Israel for an Official Passport
– Click here to download the Application for a Visa to Enter Israel for an Official Visa For U.N. Employees
- A photocopy of the applicant’s travel document
- One copy of proof of residence
- One copy of your birth certificate if less than 18 years of age
- If you are naturalized citizen please include a copy of your naturalization certificate
- If you don’t have a US passport please include a copy of your green card or US visa and I-94
- Proof of the applicant’s sufficient financial means for the visit to Israel (such as bank statements from the last three months)
- Order for round trip airline tickets to and from Israel
- Two (2) passport photographs
- One invitation from host in Israel (may be a faxed or email attachment)
- A business letter of introduction and financial responsibility is required to be typed on your company letterhead and addressed to: Embassy of Israel, Visa Section, Washington, DC. This letter must be signed by a company officer other than the traveler, and should:
- state the nature of business to be performed;
- include the name and address of the company to be visited;
- guarantee sufficient financial support during visit; and
- guarantee return transportation to the US for the applicant.
- Payment of the fee (click here to open the table of fees)
- The consul may request additional documents.
- Since the fee is collected for handling the application, it will not be refunded to the applicant if the visa is not issued for any reason.
In the event that you wish to travel to any other Arab country, upon entering Israel, ask the Customs officer to not stamp your entry into the passport. They will only do this at your request.