Israel Visa for Indians

Indian citizens are eligible to apply for a tourist or business visa to Israel through the official IVP centres. IVP (Israel visa processing) is authorized to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in India, and is the exclusive service provider for the State of Israel. IVP centre is responsible for the management of 4 visa application centres in India at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. According to Jurisdiction list, you can submit your visa application with supporting documents at the respective centre (Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore/Kolkata) only. The Jurisdiction of each IVP centre is given in the list below. Important to Note:
1.Please note applications submitted in New Delhi and Kolkata will be assessed by the Embassy of Israel, New Delhi.
2.Staff members of visa application centre have no power over the outcome of an application. The Embassy of Israel/Consulate General of Israel is solely responsible for making the decision to issue or refuse a visa. Israel visa application centre role is entirely impartial.
3.Neither the Israel Visa application centres nor the Israel Embassy shall be responsible in any manner whatsoever in case the Visa Approval process takes longer than our customer service targets. It is also stated that and the Applicant shall be the sole bearer of all risk and consequences during the process of application.
4.Please note that acceptance and rejection of Visas is at the sole discretion of the Israel Embassy & fees paid are non-refundable.

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JURISDICTIONS AS PER ZONE

    MUMBAI IVP Centre People from the following states will be eligible to apply for all the Categories of visa (B/1 Employment- Caregiver/Expert visa; B/2 Tourism visa; B/2 Business, Conference, Meetings visa; B/2- 5 Years Multiple Entry visa for Business visitor with Indian Citizenship; A/4 Dependent visa; A/2 Student visa) at this centre.
  • Maharashtra
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Only people of the following states will be eligible to apply for the B/1 Employment –Caregiver/ Expert visa
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Kerala
  • Karnataka
  • DELHI IVP Centre/ KOLKATA IVP Centre People from the following states will be eligible to apply for all the Categories (B/1 Employment- Caregiver/Expert visa; B/2 Tourism visa; B/2 Business, Conference, Meetings visa; B/2- 5 Years Multiple Entry visa for Business visitor with Indian Citizenship; A/4 Dependent visa; A/2 Student visa) at this Centre.
  • Delhi
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Telangana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Punjab
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • Odisha
  • Mizoram
  • West Bengal
  • Assam
  • Sikkim
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Tripura
  • Nagaland
  • Rajasthan
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Haryana
  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra & Nagar
  • Daman & Diu
  • Lakshadweep
  • Puducherry
  • Andaman & Nicobar
  • Only people of the following states will be eligible to apply for the B/1 Employment – Caregiver/Expert visa:
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Kerala
  • Karnataka
  • BANGALORE IVP Centre People from the following states will be eligible to apply for all the Categories of Visa: B/1 Employment- Caregiver/Expert visa; B/2 Tourism visa; B/2 Business, Conference, Meetings visa; B/2- 5 Years Multiple Entry visa for Business visitor with Indian Citizenship; A/4 Dependent visa; A/2 Student visa, at this Centre.
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Kerala
  • Karnataka

Israel Visa Requirements

    For a Tourist Visa:
    1.The applicant must fully complete and sign one application form. One application must be submitted per applicant.
    2.Two Recent coloured passport-size photographs with a white background, not more than 6 months old. Please note that you must not staple the photograph to the application.
    3.All documents should be in A4 size.
    4.The Passport should be valid for at least six months (any other type of travel document should be valid for at least six months), beyond the intended duration of stay in the Israel territory. The passport must have at least one blank page at the end to affix the visa.
    5.A covering letter from the applicant which includes details such as- the purpose, duration & itinerary of the visit in brief.
    6.One VFS Consent form to be signed by the Applicant.
    7.Leave letter from employer / school stating dates of travel/ No-Objection Certificate is required.
    8.Proof of funds for stay / Evidence of source of financial support such as: Bank statement for last three months (Name of the applicant should be certified by the bank in the statement). Please note that the Embassy will not accept the statement which is downloaded from the internet.
    9.Applicant must provide proof of purpose of the visit, which can be evidence of accommodation in Israel (e.g. confirmed hotel reservation or confirmation of organized tour).
    10.Travel itinerary or copy of booking.
    For a Business Visa:
    1.The applicant must fully complete and sign one application form. One application must be submitted per applicant.
    2.Two Recent coloured passport-size photographs with a white background, not more than 6 months old. Please note that you must not staple the photograph to the application.
    3.All documents should be in A4 size.
    4.The Passport should be valid for at least six months (any other type of travel document should be valid for at least six months), beyond the intended duration of stay in the Israel territory. The passport must have at least one blank page at the end to affix the visa.
    5.One VFS Consent form to be signed by the Applicant.
    6.A signed invitation letter (in Hebrew) from the Israeli company containing following details:
  • Name of the applicant invited.
  • Passport number of the applicant.
  • Purpose of travel to Israel, and intended duration of stay in the country

  • 7.Approval letter from the place of work stating purpose and duration of stay (signed by the authorized signatory)
    8.Invitation letter in Hebrew/ English (signed by the authorized signatory) stating purpose of visit/duration of stay. Note that the letter must mention the invitee details such as their name & contact number.
    9.Personal bank A/c statement for the last 4 months
    10.Salary slip for the last 4 months
    11.Travel/Medical insurance for duration of stay in Israel
    12.Travel ticket –Booking (NOT CONFIRMED TICKET)
    13.Photocopy of Aadhaar card
    Note:
  • Applicants are advised to apply for a tourist visa at least 3 weeks in advance of your planned travel date so that there is enough time for the application procedure to be completed on time by the Embassy.
  • You must make sure to fill up your application form carefully with all accurate details. Please note that it is a felony to present false documents for your tourist visa and to hide or misrepresent facts in your application.
  • Applicants must bring original copies and photocopies of all supporting documents when you come to submit your visa application form at the Embassy of Israel, and you must be ready to show any additional documents, if requested by the officers at the Embassy.
  • In the event that the applicant has a valid visa and an entry /exit stamp for any one of the following countries (which was issued in the previous 3 years from the date of submission of application): USA/ Canada/ Schengen Countries/ Australia, they must submit it to the Embassy. In addition to this, if the applicant holds a visa to Israel that has been used (Entry/ Exit stamp) in past 3 years from the date of submission of application, they must submit it to the Embassy. Additionally, they do not have to submit their bank statement/ Flight ticket /salary slip for the visa application.
  • If the applicant has any of the documents mentioned above, they must attach one set of photocopy of all the documents, including the photocopy of valid visas to USA/Canada/Schengen/Australia to the Embassy. Please note that only A4 size and not in back to back format will be accepted.
  • IN CASE OF MINOR ACCOMPANYING PARENTS:

  • a) The original Birth Certificate of the applicant which is Apostilled (attested by MEA) must be submitted.
    b) Both parents (Father and Mother) need to be present at the embassy in order to sign the Minor consent form. They must schedule an appointment for the visit in the embassy through IVP prior to their visit.
    c) In the event that one of the parents is not in India then he/ she must sign the Minor consent form at Embassy of Israel in that particular country of which he/she is a citizen of.
  • The officials may request a personal appearance at the Embassy for an interview, and the applicants must be present.

Israel Visa Fees

Application fees (in INR) for Israel tourist visa –

VISA Types Visa Fee LOGISTIC FEES FASTRACK FEE TOTAL FEES TO BE PAID IN CASH
B2 Visa – BUSINESS &TOURIST 1100 1080 NA 2180
B2 Visa – BUSINESS FASTRACK & TOURIST FASTRACK 1100 1080 3850 6030
B2 Visa - 5 YEARS MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA FOR BUSINESS VISITOR WITH INDIAN CITIZENSHIP 1100 1080 NA 2180

    Processing time for all categories will be minimum of 5 working days (excluding day of submission of application at Israel Visa Services) For Fast Track applications :
  • For Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, the processing time is 2 working days (48 hours).
  • For Kolkata, the processing time is 4 working days.
  • Duration of Visa:
    1.Please note that the validity of the B/1 Work visa will be in accordance with Ministry of Interior guidelines, and will be determined accordingly. The worker/ applicant must enter Israel within the period of time specified in the visa and can stay in the country only for the period of time as specified in the visa.
    2.A tourist B/2 visa to Israel is valid for up to three months from the date of issue. The duration of the applicant’s stay in Israel will be determined by the Border Police upon landing in the country.
    Note:
  • If your application for tourist visa is refused or rejected for any reason, your application fee will not be refunded.
  • As the USD to INR exchange rate fluctuates, the applicable Visa Fee and Service Charges will also change. These rates will be decided by Embassy/ Consulate of Israel per fluctuation, and can change without notice.
  • The additional charges such as Visa fee & Israel Visa Services Service charges, courier charges and form filling charges are non-refundable in the event that the visa is refused or withdrawn (by the applicant).
  • The Embassy of Israel offers an optional courier facility which is available at INR 461/- (Inclusive of Service Tax) per application / passport.
  • The Embassy of Israel offers an optional form filling facility which is available at INR 104/- (Inclusive of Service Tax) per application / Visa application form.
  • The visa fee and other Service charges would be accepted in CASH only at the Embassy.
  • The Embassy of Israel offers an optional SMS service Facility which is available at INR150/- (inclusive of service tax) per visa application form.

How to apply for Israel visa


    Step 1: Find the visa application form Visit one of the following links to access the Multiple Entry Visa, the Business Visa, and the Tourist Visa, respectively. http://www.israelvisa.in/online-visa-application-form/b2-multiple-entry-visa http://www.israelvisa.in/online-visa-application-form/b1-business-meeting-conference-visa http://www.israelvisa.in/online-visa-application-form/b2-tourist-visa After clicking on the link, you will be redirected to a page where you must select which city (Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, or Mumbai) you are applying from, or which embassy is closest to you. After selecting your city, click on ‘Open Application’.
    Step 2: Fill in all the details Complete the online application form by filling in all the details such as:
  • Previous family name
  • Mother's name
  • Father's name
  • Given name (as per passport)
  • Surname (as per passport)
  • Previous nationality
  • Present nationality
  • Occupation
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Type Of Travel Documents
  • The date until which your passport is valid
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport issue location
  • Passport Number
  • Family Status (Married, Single, Widow, or Divorced)
  • Gender (Male, Female, or Other)
  • In the event that you hold a Laissez-Passer permit issued by the State of your permanent residence, you must state whether you have a return visa and indicate its validity.
  • Purpose of entry into Israel
  • Permanent address in India or in your country of residence
  • Personal Mobile no.
  • Alternate Mobile no.
  • Personal Email Id
  • Permanent Address
  • City of residencev
  • Country of residence
  • State the countries of transit as shown in your flight ticket
  • Requested duration of stay in Israel
  • Anticipated date
  • Place of entry to Israel
  • Address of staying in Israel
  • State the category of residence permit you require in Israel (visitor, temporary resident, resident, immigrant, work)
  • Dates of previous stays in Israel
  • Give details about your spouse who is travelling with you, in the next section. Note that this is not applicable for unmarried or separated persons. Include information such as their Date of birth, Place of birth, Father's name, Maiden name, Given name, Family name, and whether they are travelling with their Passport or not.
  • Give details about your children under the age of 18 who are travelling with you in the next section. State details such as whether they are travelling with a Passport, their date of birth, place of birth, and given name.
  • Give details about your children above the age of 18 who are travelling with you in the next section. State details such as whether they are travelling with a Passport, their date of birth, place of birth, and given name.
  • In the next section, give details about your family Member, Relative, or Friends in Israel, such as their Telephone Number, Email Address, Relationship to you, and Name.
  • In the next section, give details of The Agency you are travelling with such as- Agency Name, Mobile number, Landline No, Email address, License Number, Type of Agency (Recruitment, training, working, or travel), and Agency Address.
  • Next you must upload the File or attachment of your Id Proof such as Voter ID, Pan Card or Aadhar Card.
  • Next you must agree to the Declaration stated on the form, and enter the Applicant’s name, place, and date.

  • Step 3: Submit the application After filling in the details and attaching the documents, you can click on Submit application. Your application will be submitted and an automatic generated reference no. will show on top of the form. You must make note of the reference number, and take a printout of the application.
    Step 4: Gather the documents which are required for visa application Applicants are advised to make a check list of the documents that you need to submit along with your application form. After gathering all the documents, keep them ready for submission along with your printed application form.
    Step 5: Provide photograph for your visa application You must provide two passport size copies of a recent colour photograph for the visa application. Your photograph must be recent, and not older than 6 months. The following are the photo specifications as outlined by the Embassy of Israel:
  • The photograph must be in colour.
  • It should have a light background.
  • It should have a close up of your head and top of your shoulders such that your face takes up 70% to 80% of the photograph.
  • It should be in sharp focus and should not be dirty.
  • It should have no ink marks and creases and should be of high quality.
  • You must be looking directly at the camera in the photograph.
  • It should have dimensions of 5.5cm * 5.5cm.
  • It should show your skin tone naturally.
  • It should have appropriate brightness and contrast.
  • It is to be taken without headgear(such as a hat or cap).
  • If the applicant wears headgear on religious grounds, then the photograph can be taken with headgear, after consideration on case to case basis. However, the main characteristics of the face (Chin, nose, eyes and eyebrows) must be apparent from the photograph, and must not be covered. The forehead should be uncovered such that the shape of the face is apparent.
  • The applicant's hair must be tucked behind his/her ears in the photograph.
  • The photograph should not have any staple marks on it.
  • Scanned & colour photocopies of a photograph will NOT be accepted.

  • Step 6: Keep the visa application fee ready Applicants must know the latest visa application fee and the modes of accepting the fee at the Israel consulate or embassy before reaching the office.
    Step 7: Submit the visa application At your selected Israel consulate or embassy, you can submit your visa application form along with all the required documents and the necessary visa application fee. In the event that you want to submit your visa application through your travel agent or your representative, he or she must carry a photo id proof along with an authority letter signed by you. The sample authority letter format can be downloaded from the URL http://www.israelvisa.in/uploads/userfiles/file/Authority-Letter_140410.pdf. After submission of your visa application, you can track the status of your visa by clicking the URL http://www.israelvisa.in/ . There you must click on ‘Track Application’ on the main top panel. You will then be redirected to the tracking page, where you can select which centre you submitted the form at. You will then have to enter your Reference Number, Passport Number, and Date of Birth. You visa application status will then be displayed on the screen.
    Step 8: Collect your visa You can collect your visa personally by visiting the Israel visa application centre, after it has been approved. However, you may also send a representative to collect the visa on your behalf. In the event that this occurs, your representative must carry a photo id proof of themselves along with an authority letter signed by you. Applicants please note that you may also have your passport couriered to your specified address. This facility can be requested by you at the time of submitting your visa application and avail this service against the payment of an additional fee in cash, which is mentioned above.

Extension of Israel Tourist Visa

In the event that you wish to remain in Israel for a longer period of time than the duration granted in your visa, you will have to apply for an extension. You can submit an application for your visa extension at one of the regional population administration offices of the Ministry of the Interior, Israel, during your stay in the country

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