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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

In this article we will explain the application process for a humanitarian visa for foreign caretakers. This is one of the “hottest” issues regarding the employment of foreign worker caretakers in Israel. These foreign workers come to take care of elderly and handicapped patients who need full-time care. The Entry into Israel law states that…

Read More