UPDATED April 8, 2021
IMPORTANT NOTICE!! Student Visa Holders ARE NOT considered residents of Israel. So 1st-degree relatives CAN NOT apply to enter Israel.
With one Exception: If the student visa holder is getting married, the parents of the bride and groom can apply to enter, but NOT the siblings of the bride or groom.
NEW CHANGES REGARDING TRAVEL TO ISRAEL EFFECTIVE APRIL 7, 2021
Student Visa Holders and New Students – Effective immediately all students must go through their school for visas and permits to enter Israel, with the exception of students ages 17 and younger, which must go through the local Israeli consulate.
Travel to Israel: In cases of funerals, medical emergencies, and a limited amount of circumstances, there may be options for immediate family members to enter Israel. You can view the Entrance to Israel Advisory page, or in case of emergency, contact us directly for assistance in these matters.
Changes: There are ongoing policy changes happening rapidly and without advance warning, we will keep updating this page as frequently as we can.