• Closures During Election Day and Passover to Cause Delays
  • April 7, 2015
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Israeli government offices will be closed on Election Day, March 17, and from April 3 through April 12, 2015 for the Passover holiday. During this time, no work permits or visa applications will be adjudicated. Israeli consular posts abroad may also suspend their operations or conduct limited processing during this time.

    Visa applicants may experience processing and issuance delays following the closures.

    What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

    Employers should take the processing and issuance delays into consideration when setting start dates.

    Visa applicants should check with their local consulate for specific information on holiday operations.