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Is there anyway to expedite an A-1 visa application in Israel?

Adam Steinberg's picture
By Adam Steinberg - Posted on
02 December 2014

I applied for an A-1 visa through the local Ministry of the Interior office in Be'er Sheva, Israel. I initially came on a tourist visa. I gave all the documentation I was told to give. Is there any way I can expedite this? How do I even check the status?

I have been offered a job in Israel but can't be employed until my visa situation is worked out. Thanks!

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Hi Adam,

Israel is known for having some serious bureaucratic backlogs, so it is hard to give you a timeframe for you.

It might be an idea to get hold of an immigration lawyer who can give you more information on the ground.

For a general overview please read our Visas for Israel page.

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