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Permission for Relatives to Enter Israel

Updated Information 26th April 2021

The guidance below is from Chaim VChessed - please check that you are permitted to travel 

Please make your own enquiries before booking a ticket to travel

The rules keep changing 

Relatives of Israeli Citizens

First degree relatives (parents, siblings and children) of Israeli Citizens and permanent residents of Israel (Toshav Keva) may request permission to enter and visit their relatives in Israel. 

Include the following documents with your application:

  1. Copy of the passport/teudat zehut of the first-degree Israeli relative

  2. Copy of passports of the applicants

  3. Proof of relationship between the applicant and the relative residing in Israel. (Marriage certificates of foreign spouses of Israeli citizens and birth certificates of minor children of an Israeli citizen parent must be apostilled. See guidance on the apostille process here)

  4. For a foreign parent visiting a minor child living in Israel:

Photocopy of passport of the Israeli child 

The child’s birth certificate, verified with an apostille stamp

-  Custody agreement for the minor

  1. Isolation affidavits filled out separately for each applicant. Click here to download 

  2. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

  3. Valid plane ticket to Israel

  4. Documentation of recovery or vaccination certificate for all applicants, including children.

Relatives of Student Visa Holders – Births

At this time, student visa holders are NOT viewed as residents of Israel and their first degree relatives are not eligible to receive entry permits.

However, parents of student visa holders are now able to receive permission to enter for the birth of a grandchild within 30 days of the birth and for 30 days after the birth. 

Include the following documents with your application:

  1. Copies of both parents passports and visas. 

  2. Birth certificate of baby, or doctors letter showing due date.

  3. Copy of passports of the applicants

  4. Birth certificate proving relationship between the grandparents and the student residing in Israel

  5. Isolation affidavits filled out separately for each applicant. Click here to download 

  6. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

  7. Valid plane ticket to Israel

  8. Documentation of recovery or vaccination certificate for all applicants.

Weddings of Non-Israeli Citizens

If the chasson or kalla are not Israeli citizens, they and their parents may receive permission to enter Israel. Siblings and grandparents are not granted permission at this time.

Include the following documents with your application:

  1. Copy of the passport or ID of the related chosson/kallah.

  2. Copy of applicants passports 

  3. Birth certificates, proving relationship between the applicants and the chosson/kallah 

  4. Isolation affidavits filled out separately for each applicant. Click here to download 

  5. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

  6. Valid plane ticket to Israel

Funeral Travel

First degree relatives of the deceased may enter Israel for only 24 hours to attend the funeral.

Include the following documents with your application:

  1. Copy of passport or ID number all applicants

  2. Copy of passport or ID of the deceased

  3. Proof of relationship between the deceased and the applicant (birth/marriage certificates)

  4. Certificate of death and/or burial approval in Israel

  5. Isolation affidavits filled out separately for each applicant. Click here to download 

  6. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

  7. Valid plane ticket to Israel

Business Permits

Foreign business people who must travel to Israel for crucial business purposes may receive special permits to enter Israel for several days. An Israeli company must invite the businessperson, and apply on his behalf.

For more information, click here.

Submission

All requests must be emailed to consular.services@newyork.mfa.gov.il, or your nearest Israeli embassy/consulate. Note: All required documents must be submitted in one PDF file not exceeding 5 MB (Document compression services like ilovepdf.com can be used) Applications which are missing documents will not be processed until they are completed.

Click here to read the article on the Chaim VChessed website

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