At Meltzer Hellrung we assist clients in a range of industries to secure visas and permits to legally work in Israel. With an in-depth understanding of the country’s requirements and processes and a strategic, service-oriented approach to client needs, we ensure that the chosen solutions are both appropriate and legally compliant.

To work in Israel beyond 30 days, employees need to obtain a work permit and a visa. The employer must submit an initial permit application to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Labour.

The main types of work visas include:

  • B/1 work visa: For employees planning to work in Israel for less than 30 days.

  • Innovation visa: This option is open to foreign technology entrepreneurs to stay in Israel for a period of up to 24 months as part of the country’s Innovation Program. 

  • B/5 Investor visa: Open to U.S. nationals who plan to invest in a business in Israel, this option allows highly skilled employees, investors, and managers to reside in the country for an indefinite period, along with accompanying family members.

Meltzer Hellrung’s services include:

  • Full assessment of the applicant under existing visa laws and regulations

  • Assistance at each step of the process: visa application, work authorization, residence permit, extensions, renewals, etc.

  • 24/7 access to our case management system to track real-time status of applications and monitor upcoming expiration dates or other requirements

  • Document procurement for legalization, attestation, police clearance certification, proof of birth/marriage/citizenship, etc.

  • Accompaniment and assistance upon arrival in Israel

Contact is to learn more about how we can help streamline the visa and immigration process.