• Short-Term Work Permit Applications Rejected for In-Country B-2 Visa Holders
  • May 10, 2017
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • The Ministry of Interior announced this week that short-term work visa applications (SEA B-1 Work Visas) for B-2 Visitor Visa holders already in Israel will be rejected automatically without refunding government submission fees.

    Background

    The Ministry is rejecting such applications due to the high volume of SEA B-1 Work Visas applications submitted by foreign nationals while in Israel and to prevent illegal work in Israel.

    What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

    Foreign nationals should have their sponsor apply for an SEA visa on their behalf while the applicant is abroad.

    B-2 visa holders already in Israel who seek to apply for an SEA visa should depart Israel and have their sponsor apply for the visa while they are abroad.

    The Ministry is maintaining a processing time of seven business days for SEA B-1 Work Visas.