Every visitor to Israel must hold a valid passport; stateless persons require a valid travel document with a return visa to the country of issue. Visitors may remain in Israel for up to three months from the date of arrival, subject to the terms of the visa issued. Visitors who intend to work in Israel must apply to the Ministry of the Interior for a special visa (B/1).
Citizens of the following countries will be issued visitors' visas (or transit visas - see below) free of charge at port of entry in Israel:
Europe : Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany (Persons born after 1.1.28), Gibraltar,Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
Asia & Oceania: Australia, Fiji Islands, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea
Africa: Central African Republic, Losoto, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland
The Americas: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, St. Kitts, & Nevis, Surinam, Trinidad, & Tobago, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic, Uruguay, U.S.A.
Transit Visas :
Visitors interested in stopping over in Israel en route to other destinations may request five-day transit visas that may be extended for a further ten days on arrival in Israel.
Cruise ship passengers visiting Israel will be issued Landing Cards allowing them to remain in the country as long as their ship is in port. No visa applications are required.
Collective Visas :
Collective visas are issued by Israeli diplomatic or consular missions for groups of no fewer than five and no more than 50 persons.
Extending Your Stay:
Visas may be extended (for a nominal fee) at offices in the following cities :
National Telephone Information Service in Hebrew: 03-7653250 :
Ben Gurion Airport : 03-9712467
Beer Sheva : 07-6234211
Eilat : 07-6340661
Haifa : 04-8616222
Jerusalem : 02-6701411
Nazareth : 06-6508508
Netanya : 09-8625153
Tel Aviv : 03-5193222
Tiberias : 06-6791723