Unfortunately due to an overwhelming and rapidly increasing amount of requests, other than for funerals and life threatening medical emergencies, we no longer are able to offer the service of reviewing and submitting requests on your behalf directly to the consulate.
Please review the list of all specific documents needed for your request based upon your category of eligibility – those lists and categories can be found at https://amudim.org/entrance-to-israel-advisory/
Once you believe you have all of the needed documents prepared – please merge them into 1 multipage pdf file no larger than 5 mb – this can be done by using programs such as adobe or ilovepdf.com or other such online resources.
You should then email that PDF file along with your formal request to the Israeli consulate closest to your point of flight departure. The email address for the NY consulate is [email protected] – a list of all other consulates along with phone numbers and email addresses can be found at – https://www.nbn.org.il/aliyahpedia/aliyah-process/applying-for-aliyah/israeli-embassies-and-consulates-in-north-america-and-the-uk/
You may also have someone submit the request in person with a physical copy of all the documents to an Interior Ministry off in Israel – a list of those offices can be found at – https://www.gov.il/he/departments/Bureaus?OfficeId=95b283ad-fc02-40e6-ac6f-8986acac6b86&UnitId=1eddae0b-7d05-4e72-8991-894454c7a20e&limit=10&fbclid=IwAR2-QEIAcYzAB-1yjt8WVUcbd_-f9tRXSCUKbwP15ouoxct5RumNA-vhTN4
When submitting your request, please include in the text of the email (not the attachment) the following format separately for each traveler:
1 – Name of Traveler (as it appears on passport)
2 – Passport Number
3 – Passport Issuing Country
4 – Category of Eligibility (1st degree relative, funeral, new birth, wedding, etc…..)
5 – Travel Date
same format as above
Please allow at least 12 days for processing and issuance of each request – Requests should not be submitted more than 3 weeks prior to the scheduled travel date indicated in the request documents.
If this is for an emergency travel request related to a funeral, death, or life threatening medical emergency – please email us [email protected] with the subject line being “EMERGENCY TRAVEL TO ISRAEL” and we will do our best to assist and expedite. Please be respectful of what constitutes a true emergency and please know that official documentation verifying the emergency (hospital records, death certificate, etc….) will be required to treat your request as an emergency by both our offices as well as the government officials who ultimately approve these requests and issue the entry permits.
Should you feel that there is an extenuating circumstance, and would like us to review your specific matter, please email [email protected], and put “Student Visa” in the subject line.
Amudim Travel Help Desk Team