Categories of entrance/residence visas to
A-2 (Student or Postdoctoral Student): Valid for one academic year. Can be extended
for the period of a student's studies up to one additional academic year. This
visa is granted as per request of the institution.
A-4 Accompanying family members of A2 and B1
visa holders: Granted only to
children, husband or wife of trainees, guests and visitors.
B-1 (Authorization to work temporarily): Issued to persons possessing a signed
contract with an Israeli employer. This visa is requested for guests and
visitors who have been officially invited by key personnel from the UH. This
kind of visa is to be arranged prior to your coming to Israel by your host. The
decision to grant a temporary permit rests with the Ministry of the Interior.
Please note that it takes several months for this visa to be authorized by
B-2 (Tourist): Issued for a short period of time or as an
authorization to enter Israel.
Issued (before arrival or upon arrival at the airport, depending on
nationality) to visiting scientists and to accompanying persons.
This visa can be extended at any of the
Interior Ministry of branches in Israel for up to a maximum of 24 consecutive
Multiple Entries Visa
Issued to B-1 and A-2 visa holders wishing to leave and return before their
Link to the Ministry of Interior site: