When mixed nationality couples in which one of the partners is a foreign caretaker seek status legalization in order to live together in Israel, they might face quite a few obstacles. There is a gap between the general Ministry of Interior rules regarding foreign spouses, and the ministry’s policy regarding romantic relationships of  foreign caretakers.…

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 There are fewer foreign caretakers in Israel than people seeking to hire them. Legal requirements for anyone who wants to employ a foreign caretaker are thus based on a “seller’s market”. A permit from the Interior Ministry is necessary in order to employ a foreign worker. Interior Ministry regulations prescribe who is eligible to apply…

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This article will provide an overview of nursing workers in Israel and their employment conditions. The nursing sector is made up predominantly of foreign workers, who come to Israel for a limited time period to care for our loved ones. This raises complex legal issues which, unfortunately, many only discover when they are faced with…

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What are the conditions for obtaining and extending an Israeli visa for foreign caretakers? Foreign caretakers in Israel must hold visas (B-1 work visas) for the entire period of their stay in the country. The Entry to Israel Act sets out the types of visas which the Interior Minister is permitted to grant to foreign…

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