News and updates about visas

Israel to deport dozens of humanitarian aid workers

Since the Hamas massacre, the Ministry of Welfare has not sent recommendations to the Interior Ministry to extend the visas of humanitarian aid workers.

Israel to deport dozens of humanitarian aid workers

US announces visa ban on 'extremist settlers'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces sanctions against Jews accused of attacking Arabs in Judea and Samaria.

US announces visa ban on 'extremist settlers'

Israel on brink of joining US Visa Waiver Program

Report: Unofficial communication from the US confirms Israel satisfies prerequisites for Visa Waiver Program.

Israel on brink of joining US Visa Waiver Program

The big problem with the Visa agreement

If the statements being released about the accord are correct, it will indicate a sharp change to Israeli policy on entry into Israel.Op-ed

The big problem with the Visa agreement

Progress made on Israel's inclusion in Visa Waiver Program

US will soon launch a pilot program that will examine the conditions for the entry to Israel of Palestinian Arabs with US citizenship.

Progress made on Israel's inclusion in Visa Waiver Program

Bolsonaro seeks six-month tourist visa to remain in US

Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation in his country for alleged involvement in January 8 attacks in Brasilia.

Bolsonaro seeks six-month tourist visa to remain in US

'Kanye may be ineligible for a visa due to antisemitic remarks'

Australia's Minister for Education says his country may deny controversial rapper a visa due to his recent antisemitic statements.

'Kanye may be ineligible for a visa due to antisemitic remarks'

Embassy considers barring Jews suspected of anti-Arab violence

Frustration with results of Israeli elections and perceived inaction on "settler violence" may be playing a role.

Embassy considers barring Jews suspected of anti-Arab violence

'I’m working on visa issue day and night'

Ambassador Tom Nides urges Knesset to approve the laws required to add Israel to Visa Waiver Program.

'I’m working on visa issue day and night'

'Israel could join visa waiver program by 2023'

Ambassador Tom Nides: We still hope to solve Iranian issue through diplomacy.

'Israel could join visa waiver program by 2023'

'Exclude Israel from Visa Waiver Program'

Democrats, including Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez, call on Biden administration to keep Israel out of the Visa Waiver Program.

'Exclude Israel from Visa Waiver Program'

Progress in process of eliminating need for US visas

Israel is trying to complete the bureaucratic procedures to enable Israel to join Visa Waiver program by September.

Progress in process of eliminating need for US visas

Another step towards US visa exemption for Israelis

Israel, US sign agreement to share information on civilians convicted of serious criminal offenses.

Another step towards US visa exemption for Israelis

US lawmakers: Add Israel to Visa Waiver Program

Group of Senators sign letter urging Israel’s addition to the US Visa Waiver Program.

US lawmakers: Add Israel to Visa Waiver Program

Shaked: Exemption from US visas as of February 2023

Interior Minister meets US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, agrees on orderly procedure to promote exemption from visas.

Shaked: Exemption from US visas as of February 2023

Trading Jerusalem for US Visas

It’s just a matter of time before Biden presents an offer he thinks Israel can't refuse in exchange for the Arab Jerusalem consulate.Op-ed.

Trading Jerusalem for US Visas

Is an exemption from US visas on the horizon?

Ambassador Erdan, US Secretary of Homeland Security agree to form joint team to promote the exemption from visas for Israelis.

Is an exemption from US visas on the horizon?

Visa applicants denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban' can reapply

State Department: Most visa applicants who were denied because of Trump’s travel ban on Muslim-majority countries can reapply.

Visa applicants denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban' can reapply

UAE launches tourist visas for Israelis

UAE foreign ministry announces 'activation of tourist entry visas for Israeli passport holders.'

 UAE launches tourist visas for Israelis

Russia: Israeli preschooler overstays visa - and can't go home

Four-year-old Emily overstays visa, is refused exit by Russia.

Russia: Israeli preschooler overstays visa - and can't go home

Russia: US refused to grant visas to members of UN delegation

Russia complains US Embassy after officials fail to receive visas in time to participate in UN General Assembly.

Russia: US refused to grant visas to members of UN delegation

US issues visas to Iranian leaders for UN General Assembly

United States issues visas allowing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to travel to New York.

US issues visas to Iranian leaders for UN General Assembly

Trump: I'd give Iranian leaders visas to attend UNGA

US President says if it were up to him, Iranian President and Foreign Minister would be granted visas to attend UN General Assembly.

Trump: I'd give Iranian leaders visas to attend UNGA

US delaying visas of Iranian officials

Iranian officials may skip UN General Assembly if visas are not issued in time, Iranian news agency says.

US delaying visas of Iranian officials

Portugal suspends visas for Iranians

Portugese FM says decision has 'nothing to do' with Portugals relations with Iran.

Portugal suspends visas for Iranians

Need a US visa? You'll need to provide your social media names

New State Department guidelines require applicants provide social media info, phone numbers, and email addresses dating back five years.

Need a US visa? You'll need to provide your social media names

From 2023: US visitors to Europe to require travel pass

Europe to implement new travel approval system, aiming to improve security and 'avoid problems' with illegal immigration and terrorism.

From 2023: US visitors to Europe to require travel pass

Once there lived a man named Aizik Kanovich

Once there lived a man named Aizik Kanovich

Foreign Ministry: Turkish group entered on forged visa

Israel denies 90 Turkish citizens entry for tour of Islamic holy places.

Foreign Ministry: Turkish group entered on forged visa

U.S. and Turkey resume full visa services

U.S. and Turkey resumed full visa services after stopping them in October.

U.S. and Turkey resume full visa services

United States, Turkey partially restore visa services

United States partially resumes issuing visas in Turkey amid row over safety of staff at its missions following a number of detentions.

United States, Turkey partially restore visa services

'Duration of visa suspension depends on talks'

U.S. ambassador to Turkey says duration of suspension in visa services in Turkey depends on talks between the two governments.

'Duration of visa suspension depends on talks'

Son of Mumbai terror victims granted visa to India

Indian Ambassador to Israel fulfills his PM's promise, grants Moshe Holtzberg and his grandparents entry visas to India.

Son of Mumbai terror victims granted visa to India

Report: 100,000 visas revoked under Trump travel ban

Department of Justice lawyer says more than 100,000 visas have been revoked from travellers in the past week.

Report: 100,000 visas revoked under Trump travel ban

Green light for terror? EU eyes visa-free travel for Turks

EU proposes to grant Turks visa-free entry, raising fears of a terror influx as Turkey has been a key point in the jihadist migration.

Green light for terror? EU eyes visa-free travel for Turks

US State Department webpage erases Israel

US visa application website lists other countries by name including Iran, but avoids any mention of Israel.

US State Department webpage erases Israel

U.S. introduces visa rules for travelers with Mideast ties

Would-be visitors to the United States who have been to Iraq, Iran, Sudan or Syria will have to apply for a visa.

U.S. introduces visa rules for travelers with Mideast ties

Israeli team withdraws from table tennis meet

Malaysia had been threatened with ban from international meets after government refused to grant Israel team visas.

Israeli team withdraws from table tennis meet

Zarif: United States' visa decision breaches nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister says he expects the Obama administration to act to cancel Congress decision to block visa-free travel by Iranians.

Zarif: United States' visa decision breaches nuclear deal

US to demand visas for some Muslim EU citizens

Congress passes deal to screen Muslims with dual nationalities from Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria; EU threatens repercussions.

US to demand visas for some Muslim EU citizens

Israel seeking to change new Jordan policy on visas

Jordan is tightening restrictions on entering the country via land crossings from Israel.

Israel seeking to change new Jordan policy on visas

House passes legislation on visa waiver overhaul

New legislation would bar those from Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan from traveling to the United States without a visa.

House passes legislation on visa waiver overhaul

Israel, Australia Sign Visa Deal

Apparently past their concern over the Ben Zygier affair, Australia inked a deal to allow more Israelis into the country.

Israel, Australia Sign Visa Deal

US, Israel Issue Landmark Agreement for Mutual Investor Visas

American, Israeli visa process opened to allow US nationals to invest in Israel economy, and vice versa. Is this the end to a visa crisis?

US, Israel Issue Landmark Agreement for Mutual Investor Visas

US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis

Tourist visa process cancelled until further notice, embassy announces. Is it a matter of security, or discrimination?

US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis

US 'Humiliating' Senior Israelis Who Ask for Visas

Senior IDF personnel find it hard to get into the US. Ex-defense minister Mofaz was denied entry 'because of Iranian birth.'

US 'Humiliating' Senior Israelis Who Ask for Visas

Israeli Officials: Spying Allegations 'Smell of Anti-Semitism'

Israeli officials denounce Newsweek report which quoted officials as saying that "Israel crosses the line for espionage in the U.S."

Israeli Officials: Spying Allegations 'Smell of Anti-Semitism'

Report: US Intelligence Officials Say 'Israel Crossed the Line'

Unconfirmed comments touch two nerves: the visa crisis issue, and Jonathan Pollard's freedom.

Report: US Intelligence Officials Say 'Israel Crossed the Line'

US Ambassador Says End to Visa Crisis Coming

Despite doubling in visa rejection rates for young Israelis, US ambassador to Israel stresses the days of the US visa are numbered.

US Ambassador Says End to Visa Crisis Coming

Kerry Vows to Fight Israeli Visa Rejection Trend

State Department review finds visa rejections for young Israelis up to 32%, doubling since 2009 - Kerry commits to changing it.

Kerry Vows to Fight Israeli Visa Rejection Trend

US Limiting Visas for IDF Officers

Hundreds of Israeli officers and others connected to security branches were reportedly denied visas last year.

US Limiting Visas for IDF Officers

Peak in US Rejection of Israeli Visa Requests

80% rise in visa rejections in part of growing trend that Foreign Ministry criticizes as being 'political.'

Peak in US Rejection of Israeli Visa Requests