I really recommend the law office's services. The service is very professional and efficient, the price is right. I am satisfied with the services I needed and happy to have known them.
The team of lawyers and assistants are incredibly professional. Aiming to give their clients the advice possible regarding the normative and the law of Israel. With well trained and professional secretary at the front desk to the lawyers team, I could say that I had one of the most professional services possible. I'm super glad of choosing Joshua Pex of Law office for immigration solution, lawyers to advise in my case, to me, it is remarkable.
competent consulting, fast processing, reliable, warm & good team. highly recommended
The team at Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co have been awesome to work with in helping our US company establish banking in Israel and in providing counsel for legal needs in Israel. I highly recommend!
I have been receiving services from this Law Firm for several years now and I want to say THANK YOU to the team, especially Joshua Pex. They are doing outstanding work. The services I have received for both our Israeli non profit association but also our social business have helped us solve many issues at hand and provided solutions in complicated situations. Personally, I am grateful for support in visa issues as a foreigner living now in Israel for many years.
Very knowledgeable and professional
Oded Ger did an excellent job by reviewing a modeling contract I was offered. Explained the bad clauses in the contract, and their possible consequences. Thank you for your amazing job, your professionalism, your consultation and honesty. You showed me from your experience how it can be done differently. It was the best decision choosing you as my lawyer.
I highly recommend this firm, especially Oded Ger.
We were searching for a law firm that will be honest with us and really work hard for a satisfying result, it wasn't an easy task
We found them online; they were the only law firm from all of our searchings which were completely honest and NOT gave us just what we wanted to hear
Using them guaranteed honesty above all. A legal team that is friendly and cares for a superb result
They really care about helping their customers without any other interest
Nadia gave us service behind what we expected; she was professional which lead to fast and easy process with great result
We definitely recommend using them
Best lawyer house from Israel! I couldn’t dealt with my situation without their professionalism and effectiveness. Their dedication to every legal aspect and their drive it’s how a true lawyer house can be!
Working in European market and international now, I couldn’t dare to let myself wide my wings on countries unknown to me. Definitely they’ll be the lawyers representing me, my business at every international aspect and on personal development.
When you hear Decker,Pex,Ofir &Co, you hear 10+ class services, luxurious professionals, confidentiality and exclusive attention to your needs.
Incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, accessible, and evident across the board that they truly care about the people they are helping. They are quick to respond, engaged, and obviously top-notch lawyers. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thank you, Joshua and Itamar for your help with our Joint Life Application. You were a calming energy during a storm - always breathed a sigh of relief after speaking with you. It is so difficult to get straight answers from the Misrad Hapnim, but you guys are straight shooters. I appreciate your candor and evident integrity. Hope to work with you in the future, and will send everyone I know in need of legal aid your way. Thank you for your guidance and support.
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.
Courteous, clear, efficient service.
We were very pleased and content with the services of this law firm. They supported us 100% and solved our case successfully, we couldn't be happier.
Joshua Pex was both an amazing human being and an inspiring human rights attorney. I reported directly to him for various activities I performed as in intern. I was impressed with his incredibly solid character. He is trustworthy, fair, and goes above and beyond to advocate for the vulnerable. He is completely trustworthy and high caliber in his work. His partners and employees are very blessed to work with him. I am honored to know them.
We highly recommend Adv. Mike Decker and have know him for many years. He has helped our family with many battles over the years. We recently received our permanent residency after 23 years in Israel. We so much appreciate Mike’s representation of us.
If you need to solve any complicated legal issue in Israel, don't hesitate to contact them. Otherwise you will loose hours/days/weeks with things that they can solve in minutes. They helped me to obtain my expert working visa in Israel and even after that they responded further questions and gave me advices related to administrative issues in Israel which saved me a lot of time. Irena Rosenberg and Michael Decker worked on my case, they are very professional and helpful. They will not let you down, feel free to contact them.
We were very satisfied with the service of Nehama. She was very professional in all her dealings and kept us informed all the way.
We highly recommend this law firm. They proved to be reliable, efficient and pleasant to work with.
Alexander P Gutterman
EU PASSPORT ! Big news! Thanks to Michael Decker and the other good people at the law office, as well as to the virtue of my ancestors, the cruelty of the Inquisition, reparations issued in the Iberian Peninsula, and etc, I am delighted to be on track for Portuguese and European Union Citizenship! A truly incredible development and one which brings me deep joy.
I can highly recommend these services!
Every time we turned to Joshua we always got a professional quick and helpful respond.
Mr. Joshua Pex is knowledgeable and Professional. I really appreciate his courteous and direct approach.
We have been working with Decker, Pex Ofir & Co - Law Firm in Tel Aviv for many years very well. Because we appreciated their lawyers services, we recommended businesses and individuals again and again to go there as well.
Dongdiet & Nellie
We are very happy with the services. Somehow they managed to translate the law lingo into language we actually understand 😉 and their outstanding YouTube videos helped us to have a better grasp of what process we had to go through. Their patience, clear explanation and experience are very valuable. It's also very nice to know that you will receive response promptly; it made us feel we can really trust their services. We recommend all those looking for immigration lawyers to get in touch.
A really excellent firm. They knew exactly how to handle my situation effectively and efficiently, and we got the result I needed without much fuss. Adi Berger was a wonderful advocate for me and I am deeply grateful for her help!
Michael and Ariellah Waizman
For Advocate Joshua Pex.
We were in a devastating situation when my wife received an order from the immigration office to leave Israel within 30 days, without any explanation, after we have been married and in the process for six and a half years. We heard of Advocate Pex through a friend of a friend. We contacted Mr. Pex and he was ready to help us when he heard of our situation.
The service is amazing! Always ready to assist without regard to the time it takes. The advice Mr. Pex gave us was great, such as what to do, he gave useful links, and advice about which officials to contact. The price for the service was great!
The process until we received the extension for another year for my wife was not long (3 months). Things started moving once Mr. Pex came into the picture.
We highly recommend Advocate Joshua Pex! We achieved our goal and the fear of deportation has been lifted!
Excellent service, very friendly and helpful, fast responding and very patient. Highly recommend. I will choose them again next time if needed.
Extrmely friendly, professional and helpful. A big thank you to Irina especially from the Jerusalem office. Highly Recommended.
Marce Ruth St. Rey
Party time in the heart, my beloved husband received his residence after so much time of battles and faith. Gratitude, God has blessed us with wonderful beings who have accompanied us, including a "precious angel" who touched our hearts, our excellent and fantastic lawyer: Maria Chernin Dekel, sweet and wonderful human being, who has guided us and stayed On our side. side in this intense legal transit whom we bless on every occasion. God bless you dear Maria, you have exceeded your professional duty by containing us and collaborating with us in hard times, very hard, for that we want to thank you publicly, you are unique!!!
We bless and thank the entire team at Decker Pex Tal Ofir Law Firm.
I admire the Austrian citizenship team in Tel-Aviv branch! They deserve more then 5 stars!! They are very friendly and professional. I've got Austrian citizenship in 4 months for all family members which consists of 12 people! The entire team is very friendly and responsive. They are always answering questions and support during the process. I recommend to everyone. Was 100% satisfied.
Josh has been helping me on and off for a few years now. I have needed legal advice and assistance with immigration due to a complex situation of mine, and he has been extremely available and responsive, honest and clear about my route and how to proceed. Very much recommended!
The best lawyer firm I’ve had dealt with. I would like to thank Anat Levi and Ariel Galili from the Jerusalem branch for all of their efforts and patience, we could not have been Able to reach to where we are now without them
We had a pleasure of working with Irena Rosenberg who assisted in getting our two U.S. born children registered in Israel and supported visa process for my wife in 2021. During the pandemic, my wife and I decided to move to Israel where I am originally from after living in the U.S. for over 20 years, but we had no idea how to go about securing visas before and after arriving in Israel. Irena is knowledgeable, reliable and competent lawyer who always had answers to all our questions which made us feel confident that everything would be fine with her assistance. We are now happily living in Israel and are so grateful to have Irena who is a genuinely nice person as our lawyer.
Do you want to work in Holland? Already received an appealing job offer from a firm based in the Netherlands? Before you hop on a flight, you have to receive a visa for yourself and any accompanying family members.
Our law firm specializes in obtaining visas and entry to Holland. In this article, advocate Joshua Pex will explain procedure you must follow to work in Holland, based on your personal situation, the type of job and the duration of your stay.
EU/EEA and Switzerland
If have a citizenship or second citizenship of a country in the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are exempt of the procedures as outlined below. Refer to the following overview of the EU and EEA countries. If you have nationality of one of these countries, you can live and work in the Netherlands without reporting to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND). A valid passport or ID-card of a EU/EEA country or Switzerland will show that you are lawfully working in Holland.
If you plan to work in Holland for less than 90 days, you will need a short-stay visa. Known as a Schengen-visa, it allows you to live and work in any Schengen country for 90 days in a period of 180 days. You can apply for the visa at the Dutch consulate embassy in the country in which you reside. While the employee applies for a short-stay visa, the employer in the Netherlands must apply for a work permit (in Dutch abbreviated as TWV) at the Dutch Employees Insurance Agency.
Residence permit – general conditions
If you will work in Holland for over 90 days, you must apply for a work and residence permit. General conditions applying to all types of residence permits are as follows:
- You must have a valid passport or other travel document
- You must sign an antecedent’s certificate declaring you don’t have any criminal records
- You must take a medical test certifying you don’t have tuberculosis upon arrival in the Netherlands
Residence permit – Application on your own behalf
There are different types of residence and work permits for different jobs. In most positions you apply for a combined residence and work permit; which is referred to as a Single Permit in English and abbreviated to GGVA in Dutch. You can apply for this combined permit at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service. The service will consult with the Dutch Employees Insurance Agency to assess your request according to the Foreign Nationals Employment Act. This act protects the Dutch labour market by mandating that Dutch employers hire workers from the Netherlands or EU over foreign employees. However, this act also protects you as a foreign worker; it mandates that employers guarantee housing and decent working conditions (in accordance with Dutch legislation).
The Foreign Nationals Employment Act includes additional requirements or special conditions for the following jobs; Spiritual counselor, worker in Asian catering, specific positions in art and culture, international non-profit organizations, mass media correspondent, supplies by or to a foreign company, and international trade regulation.
Residence permit – Application by the employer in Holland
For the following jobs, your employer is required to apply to the IND:
- Working for a Dutch branch of a non-European company; If you are transferred to the Dutch branch of a non-European company you are working for, your employer has to apply for a Intra Corporate Transferees residence permit at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
- Working for multiple European Union Countries; If you are planning to perform highly skilled work in multiple European Union countries, you will need the European Blue Card – a residence permit that allows you to live and work in European Union member states. Your employer has to apply for this visa at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
- Working in a high-level (academic) position; If you will have a payed job as lecturer, trainee doctor or scientific researcher in an institute, the institute has to apply for a highly-skilled worker residence permit at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service. Only institutes recognized by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service may apply.
- Working as researcher or PhD-student; If you are planning to work as a researcher, paid a salary or receiving a grant, or as a PhD-student, the institute you will work at has to apply for a Researcher under Directive (EU)2016/801 residence permit at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
Your partner or spouse may join you in Holland, if you are both 21 or older and have a long-term and exclusive relationship with each other. If your child is minor (under 18), doesn’t have a spouse and children, and is part of your household prior to and after the move, they may also join you during your stay in Holland. However; you have to sponsor any accompanying family members and establish an independent, sufficient, and sustainable income. You also have to prove custody over any minor children who accompany you to the Netherlands. Please refer to this article for more information on this subject.
Call to action
Are you overwhelmed by the different types of visas for the different types? Wondering which visa or residence permit applies to your situation and job? Want to know whether your family members meet the conditions for applying for a residence permit?
Advocate Joshua Pex or any of the other advocates from our law office will gladly assist you throughout the full process, from reviewing your options to helping you apply for a specific type of visa/residence permit so that you will be able to lawfully live and work in the Netherlands, along with your family.