• Holiday Closures in September Will Further Delay Immigration Processing
  • July 24, 2013
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Israeli government agencies, including those responsible for work permit processing and visa issuance, will be open for only twelve business days in September during observance of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Israeli consular posts will have the option of closing or operating on a part-time schedule, assuming Foreign Ministry employees return to work from their ongoing strike before September.

    During the closures, applications will not be processed, and no work permits or visas will be issued. Processing delays may continue after the holidays due to application backlogs resulting from the closures.

    The extent of the processing delays from the closures and the strike cannot be predicted with specificity at this time. Employers are strongly advised to submit planned applications before September to ensure they are processed timely.