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Short Expert Worker Permit to Israel

Joshua Pex

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I am delighted to report that my wife and I have just obtained our Israeli citizenship. We will be forever grateful for all of the help, guidance and support which Ariel Galili of Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. provided through this process.
I am a Jewish, 80-year-old American, and my wife is not Jewish. We had started the process on our own back in November 2020 via the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B’Nefesh, but soon became entangled in the delays and often-changing regulations due to Covid-19. The pandemic also caused delays in obtaining the required apostilles for various documents from various state agencies and the US State Department.
We found Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. On the internet and began working with Ariel in late November 2021. Ariel did a superb job of leading us through the process, helping us to understand which documents were essential, which would most likely be required, and which, though included on the list of required documents, were rarely required. He helped us several times to understand what was likely and unlikely to occur as “the next step.” Helping us manage our expectations was extremely useful to us.
Besides his knowing the laws, regulations and procedures, Ariel also made us feel that he was truly interested in helping us to successfully work through this process in as smooth, timely, and frustration-free manner as possible.
My wife and I strongly recommend anyone planning to go through this process seriously consider hiring Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. and, specifically, Ariel Galili.

This article addresses a short expert worker permit to Israel, particularly for cases where the worker will be in the country for 90 days or less.

Requirements for the Short Expert Worker Permit to Israel

Short Expert Worker Permit to IsraelIn order to apply for a short expert worker permit to Israel, the applying company must ensure that the foreign expert has the necessary qualifications.  These qualifications justify the visa, such as academic credentials indicating their expertise.

Applications for the B1 expert worker permit must be submitted to the Israeli Ministry of Interior.  The foreign expert cannot be in the country during the application process.  Once the application is accepted, it is sent to the Israeli consulate in the foreign expert’s country of residence.  The foreign expert may enter Israel and receive the work visa at the border or at the local Ministry of Interior office (in Hebrew, Misrad HaPanim) within 30 days of their arrival.

Unique Issues Relating to the Short Work Permit to Israel

While there are specific rules that must be followed for the regular B1 expert work visa, for example, paying the expert worker a minimum of twice the average Israeli salary, among other things, there are a number of issues unique to the short work permit to Israel.  

Expert workers coming with a short work permit to Israel can be paid at the normal Israeli minimum salary.  The short-term work permit will result in a single-entry visa only; however, if the worker intends to travel in and out of the country, they need to apply for a multi-entry visa (inter-visa).  Generally family members are not permitted to come with short term expert workers, but exceptions are made. Also, while the regular B1 visa can be extended, the short expert worker permit to Israel may not be extended.

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Our law office specializes in both immigration law and corporate/commercial law, and we help numerous clients with their B1 expert worker visa needs.  We provide additional information on the topic such as tips to get the B1 visa approved, more about the overall visa process, and more.

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Short Expert Worker Permit to Israel

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