Questions and Answers Regarding Hiring Foreign Workers in Israel

When hiring Foreign Workers in Israel, the Israeli employer must apply for a work permit, while the employee must apply for a work visa. Violators of the law may be subject to fines and/or criminal indictments. Our law office specializes in Israeli immigration and employment law, helping Israeli and foreign companies obtain all the necessary…

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Nursing Worker Visa to Israel – July 2021 Update

Israel’s policy regarding nursing worker visas creates a great deal of uncertainty. Especially these days, when the corona crisis is leading to frequent changes in government decisions, many foreign nursing workers find themselves under a real threat of deportation from Israel. A new law passed in July 2021 allows for a narrow window of opportunity…

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Voiding a Marriage in the Philippines

Over 80% of the Filipino population are devout Catholic Christians. The Philippines is one of the only two states that deny their (Christian) citizens the right to divorce, with the other state being the Vatican. However, there are various cases in which it is possible to void a marriage in the Philippines, as detailed below.…

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Obtaining legal status in Israel for foreign caretaker spouses

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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Conditions for obtaining a work permit for a foreign caretaker

 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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Nursing workers in Israel – an essential overview

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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