All students coming to Israel for a semester, a year or an entire degree program must acquire a multiple-entry A-2 student visa or Israeli citizenship status from the Israeli embassy or consulate in their country of residence before arriving in Israel. This visa is generally issued for 12 months, thus students who are coming for the year are advised to obtain the visa close to their date of departure. If needed, the visa can be extended yearly until the end of the student’s studies.
International students who are children of an Israeli parent must settle all matters, such as deferment of military service, with the nearest Israeli embassy or consulate.
If you are coming with family members (spouse and/or child), they should acquire multiple-entry accompanying family A/4 visa prior to arrival in Israel. In this scenario, please bring with you copies of your marriage license and your children’s birth certificates (official English translations), as applicable. You will need these documents in order to extend your family’s visas.
For more information and assistance for students considering immigration to Israel,
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