Are you seeking legal advice from an Israeli immigration lawyer? Citizens of countries around the world desire to come to Israel for different reasons: aliyah and naturalization according to the Law of Return, marriage to an Israeli, family reunification, temporary work visas (B/1 visa to Israel), volunteer visas, education and student visas, visiting Israel on a tourist visa, expert work visas, working for an international nonprofit organization, religious clergy visas, etc.
We will be glad to be of service to you with regard to any questions on immigration to Israel. Our firm has significant experience in immigration law to Israel, and we represent private and commercial clients dealing with the various departments of the Ministry of Interior, which is the government authority authorized to issue visas to Israel.
Aliyah to Israel – Immigration to Israel for Jews
Our firm has knowledge and experience in representing clients and their family members who wish to immigrate to Israel according to the Law of Return – 1950 (make aliyah) as Jews or descendants of Jews. We encourage seeking the advice of an Israeli immigration lawyer prior to making aliyah to Israel in order to be better informed regarding the aliyah process.
For your convenience, we include a few articles by an Israeli Immigration lawyer regarding aliyah to Israel.
Marriage to an Israeli – Spouse / Partner Visa to Israel
Non-Israeli citizens who marry or live together (Israeli common law marriage) with their local Israeli (citizen or permanent resident) partner are eligible, according to the Law of Citizenship, to acquire legal status in Israel according to the regulations and procedures of the Ministry of Interior. This process takes around five years, during which the couple must prove that they are living together and the “sincerity” of their relationship. First the non-Israeli spouse will receive a work visa, then a temporary resident status, and finally (if the process goes smoothly) permanent residency or Israeli citizenship.
For a few articles by an Israel immigration lawyer regarding acquiring Israeli citizenship though a relationship with an Israeli partner due to marriage or living together with an Israeli, see below.
Israeli marriage visa – Israeli citizenship for the spouse of an Israeli citizen according to the gradual process.
Israeli common law marriage visa – Israeli citizenship for the foreign partner of an Israeli.
Legal statues in Israel through marriage to an Israeli permanent resident – the Ministry of Interior procedure.
Termination of the Relationship between an Israeli and Foreign Spouse / Partner
Unfortunately, there are situations in which the relationship between the Israeli citizen and the foreign partner or spouse comes to an end before the non-Israeli has received Israeli permanent residency or Israeli citizenship. In this case, the termination of the relationship may mean leaving Israel for the non-Israeli party. However, there are situations in which an Israeli immigration lawyer may be able to assist, according to the Ministry of Interior regulations, in prolonging the stay in Israel or obtaining a visa to Israel, for example, in cases where the children are Israeli and in the custody of the non-Israeli.
An Israel immigration lawyer has written a few informative articles regarding the terms and process of termination of a relationship with an Israeli and the Israeli visa status of the foreign spouse or partner who has not yet received Israeli citizenship or Israeli permanent residency. Please find links to the articles below.
Termination of the gradual process – the Israeli Ministry of Interior regulations when a relationship ends.
Ending a relationship due to violence in the family – when the Israeli spouse is violent towards the foreigner.
Visas to Israel – Different Types of Israeli Visas
We will be glad to answer any question and give legal assistance by an Israel immigration lawyer with regard to entrance to Israel on a tourist visa (B/2 visa), work visa (B/1 visa), volunteer visa, student visa, clergy visa, or humanitarian workers or volunteer visas to Israel.
Below are a few articles by an Israel immigration lawyer regarding different types of visas to Israel.
B/2 tourist visa to Israel – requirements for entering Israel as a tourist.
Humanitarian visa to Israel – requesting a visa to Israel due to special circumstances.
Israeli temporary resident visa – A/5 visa to Israel – temporary residency.
Visa to Israel for parents of Israeli citizens – elderly and lonely parent visa.
Refusal of Entry to Israel
The Department of Border Control at the Ministry of Interior and its clerks at the Ben Gurion airport and other border crossings into Israel have the authority to decide to allow or deny a person’s entrance into Israel. However, this decision must be reasonable and based on legal grounds. Furthermore, any decision of the Ministry of Interior can be challenged by an appeal or taken to the Administrative Court by an Israeli immigration lawyer.
We’ll be able to assist in matters of denial of entrance into Israel, revoking a deportation order from Israel, and any issue involving denied entrance to Israel or refusal of entrance into Israel.
Please find some useful information on the issue of refusal of entrance to Israel and what can be done in this article by an Israeli immigration lawyer.
Entry to Israel denied – what can be done by an Israeli immigration lawyer?
Our firm represents clients in any legal action relating to the Ministry of Interior regarding immigration to Israel, such as an appeal against a decision of the Ministry of Interior, a petition to the Administrative Court, or an appeal to the High Court of Justice in Jerusalem.