By Amit Acco | Partner

In recent months, the Israeli government has made efforts to modernize its immigration system by implementing digital filing for B-1 work visa for foreign nationals in Israel and the work permit applications. While the transition to digital may seem like a step in the right direction for simplifying the application process, there are several considerations that employers, employees, and lawyers should keep in mind.

Unlike in the past, when applications were taken at face value, the digital filing system allows for deeper analysis of the information provided within the applications. This includes cross-referencing the information with other data held by the Israeli government, such as previous records of working in the country. As such, it is important to ensure that all information provided in the application is accurate and up-to-date.

To aid in the preparation of applications under the new regulations, we have compiled a list of points that should be considered before submitting an application. These include providing clear and concise information about previous work experience and ensuring that all documentation is accurate and up-to-date. It is also important to ensure that the application is submitted in a timely manner, as delays can result in the denial of the application.

By following these guidelines, applicants can increase their chances of successfully obtaining a work permit and temporary stay in Israel. Ultimately, the digitalization of the application process has streamlined the process for all involved parties, but it is important to remain vigilant and thorough in submitting applications to ensure a smooth and successful outcome.

  1. Thoroughly review and double-check all information before submitting the application. Make sure all information is accurate, consistent, and up-to-date.
  2. Ensure that all documents and supporting materials are included in the application, and that they are valid and up-to-date.
  3. Be transparent and honest about any previous work experience in Israel or other countries, and provide detailed information about the nature and duration of that work.
  4. Pay close attention to the specific requirements and qualifications for the job, and ensure that the employee meets all of these requirements before submitting the application.
  5. Consult with KTA experienced immigration lawyers, to ensure that all legal requirements and regulations are being met.
  6. Keep copies of all documents and application materials, and maintain clear records of all communication with the government and other relevant parties.

By following these guidelines, employers and employees can help to ensure that their immigration applications are accurate, complete, and free from errors or inconsistencies. This will help to limit the number of denials or requests for further evidence by the government, and improve the chances of success for the application.