Local Visa Information

Local Visa Information

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    Please note that New Zealand citizens traveling to Israel as tourists do not require a visa. Forms are provided on arrival to Israel, and a 3-month tourist visa is issued. Only those traveling to Israel on official business (such as work, study, etc.) require a visa.
     
    Extending Your Stay:
    Visas may be extended (for a nominal fee) at offices of the Ministry of Interior.
     
    If you are a passport holder of one of the following countries you do not require a tourist visa to travel to Israel:
     
    Albania, Andora, Argentina, Australia, Austria
    Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria
    Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
    Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic
    Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia
    Fiji, Finland, France
    Germany (from 01.01.1928) Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala
    Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary
    Iceland, Ireland, Italy
    Jamaica, Japan
    Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
    Macau, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro
    Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
    Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal
    Romania, Russian Federation
    San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Rep, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland
    Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago
    Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay
    Vanuatu  
     
    If you are a citizen of a country not on this list, and you wish to apply for a tourist visa, contact the Consular Services Department (consular@wellington.mfa.gov.il, +64 4 4399514).
     
    Visitor Visa

    To issue a Visitor Visa the following is required: 
    - Your passport needs to be valid for six months beyond the date of your departure from Israel.
    - 1 updated passport photo (5x5cm - colour).
    - A bank statement as proof of financial self-support during your stay in Israel.
    Flight itinerary showing arrival and departure dates to/from Israel and proof of purchase.
    Proof of medical insurance for the period of time you plan to stay in Israel.
    In the case that you are employed, an official letterhead from your employer, approving the period of vacation is requested.
    - A fee of NZ$31.50. To deposit the fee please contact Dalia: consular@wellington.mfa.gov.il for our bank account details. 
    Please include the receipt number and payment details with your application.

    ​You then need to mail is by using 'Track and Trace' mail only:
    - The requested forms, your passport, 1 photo, proof of deposit and a prepaid, self-addressed 'Track and Trace' envelope for the return of your documents.

    Please save both of the registered envelope numbers!

    Our postal address details are:
    Consular Section
    Embassy of Israel
    PO Box 25485
    Wellington 6146
     

    Student Visa

    To issue a Visitor Visa the following is required: 
    - Letter confirming acceptance to a recognised University.
    - Your passport needs to be valid for six months beyond the date of your departure from Israel.
    - 1 updated passport photo (3.5 x 4.5cm - colour).
    - A bank statement as proof of financial self-support during your stay in Israel, (including study expenses).
    Flight itinerary showing arrival and departure dates to/from Israel and proof of purchase.
    Proof of medical insurance (one which covers hospitalization) for the duration of your stay in Israel.
    - A fee of NZ$63.50. To deposit the fee please contact Dalia: consular@wellington.mfa.gov.il for our bank account details. 

    Please include the receipt number and payment details with your application.

    ​You then need to mail is by using 'Track and Trace' mail only:
    - The requested forms, your passport, 1 photo, proof of deposit and a prepaid, self-addressed 'Track and Trace' envelope for the return of your documents.

    Please save both of the registered envelope numbers!

    Please be advised that a Student Visa is a one year visa with multiple entries. It is issued into the passport and does not permit you to work in Israel.

    Our postal address details are:
    Consular Section
    Embassy of Israel
    PO Box 25485
    Wellington 6146

     
    Work Visa
     
    If you wish to work in Israel, you must first find secure employment in Israel and ask your prospective employer to apply for a Work Visa for you there.
     

    Travel Advice for New Zealand Citizens
     
    New Zealander citizens traveling overseas should visit the following Department of Foreign Affairs websites:
     
     
    www.iaa.gov.il (Airport authorities)
     
    www.mfa.gov.il (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
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