By Amit Acco, Partner |

Israeli government offices will be closed during the following dates:

  • General Elections: 23 March 2021
  • Passover: 28 March 2021 – 4 April 2021

During this time, no work permits or visa applications will be adjudicated. Israeli consular posts abroad will also suspend their operations or conduct limited processing. Visa applicants may experience processing and issuance delays following the closures.

Employers should take the processing and issuance delays into consideration when setting start dates. Visa applicants should check with their local consulate for specific information on holiday operations.