By Yoav Noy, Partner |

As of 26 July 2022, Israeli Hi-Tech companies will be able to submit an application for non-visa waivered nationals (for example nationals of India and China) under the short B-1 visa process for Hi-Tech Companies (HIT 365).

Until this recent change, the B-1 Hi-Tech visa (HIT 365) could only be submitted for visa waivered nationals only. This will allow a short work permit process of up to 10 workdays, followed by consular processing at the Israeli consulate in the foreign national home country.

This significant change was campaigned by Kan-Tor & Acco with senior officials at the Ministry of Interior.