STUDENT VISA & STUDENT ENTRY PERMITS​

Coronavirus TRAVEL student visa

UPDATED June 22, 2021
For a general overview of all travelers, including Israeli citizens and foreign nationals Click Here
For a detailed overview of specific situations and appropriate links Click Here

GREAT NEWS FOR STUDENTS NEEDING VISAS: With much gratitude to the dedicated staff at the Israel Consulate in NYC – we can apply for a student visa on your behalf, without you needing an appointment, or going to the consulate.
Click here to see exact instructions. 

American Citizens with a recently expired US passport that need to travel back to the United States Click Here to view more

Changes: There are ongoing policy changes happening rapidly and without advance warning, we will keep updating this page as frequently as we can. 

Contact Information:

Email:  [email protected]

If this is urgent and you need immediate assistance,
Phone: 646-517-0222 ext 999
This phone is being monitored 24/7 for life and death emergencies.

Student Visa & student entry permits

Anyone requiring a new visa must make sure that their school has informed them that they are approved for visas, and after that, they can schedule an appointment at their local consulate. 

DO NOT CALL THE CONSULATE OR EMAIL THEM, AS THEY ARE OVERWHELMED, AND THIS WILL NOT ASSIST THE PROCESS.

1) Apply for a Visa through your School: All students over 18 that need to apply for a student visa through their school.
 
2) Schedule an appointment at the consulate: Once your school notifies you that that your application was approved you must make an appointment at your local Israeli Consulate.
For NYC – Click Here
For Los Angeles: Click Here
Chicago: Click Here
Any other area: Click Here for a list of local consulates.
 
Below is a list of what to bring with you to your appointment.

Students under 18
– Both parents must come with the student.
– Students Birth Certificate.
– Parents Valid Passports.
– Parents Marriage License.
– School Acceptance Letter: This must include the Schools Start Date. and the Students Name and Passport Number
– Completed Visa Application Click Here to download (One per person)
– Completed Entry Request Form Click Here to download. (One per person)
– Proof of Covid-19 Medical Coverage for all travelers. Click Here for further guidance. 
– Students Passport.
– 2 Passport Photos 2 x 2 inches
– Letter from the school confirming that they will follow the 10 day quarantine guidelines for non-vaccinated students.
– 3 months of Bank Statements (from the parents or other responsible parties)

 
Under no circumstances should you call the consulate to make an appointment. They do not schedule appointments over the phone, and calling will delay the process.

Anyone requiring a new visa must make sure that their school has informed them that they are approved for visas, and after that, they can schedule an appointment at their local consulate. 

DO NOT CALL THE CONSULATE OR EMAIL THEM, AS THEY ARE OVERWHELMED, AND THIS WILL NOT ASSIST THE PROCESS.

1) Apply for a Visa through your School: All students over 18 that need to apply for a student visa through their school.
 
2) Schedule an appointment at the consulate: Once your school notifies you that that your application was approved you must make an appointment at your local Israeli Consulate.
For NYC – Click Here
For Los Angeles: Click Here
Chicago: Click Here
Any other area: Click Here for a list of local consulates.
 
Below is a list of what to bring with you to your appointment.

Single Students – (Over 18)
– Students Birth certificate
– School Acceptance letter with the start date, name and passport number of the student
– Completed Visa Application Click Here to download
– Completed Entry Request Form Click Here to download.
– Proof of Covid-19 Medical Coverage for all travelers. Click Here for further guidance. 
– Students Passport
– 2 Passport Photos 2 x 2 inches
– Letter from the school confirming that they will follow the 10 day quarantine guidelines for non-vaccinated students.
– 3 months of Bank Statements (from the parents or other responsible parties)

Married Students
– Students Marriage License
– Students Birth Certificate
– School Acceptance Letter: This must include the Schools Start Date, Students Name and Passport Number, and the Spouse’s Name and Passport Number
– Completed Visa Application Click Here to download (One per person)
– Completed Entry Request Form Click Here to download. (One per person)
– Proof of Covid-19 Medical Coverage for all travelers. Click Here for further guidance. 
– Passports of each applicant
– 2 Passport Photos 2 x 2 inches for each applicant
– Letter from the school confirming that they will follow the 10 day quarantine guidelines for non-vaccinated students.
– 3 months of Bank Statements (from the parents or other responsible parties)

Married Students with a new baby:
If both parents as well as all other children have visas and/or entry permits other than a new baby – please email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Student Visa Holder with new baby.”

Students under 18
– Both parents must come with the student.
– Students Birth Certificate.
– Parents Valid Passports.
– Parents Marriage License.
– School Acceptance Letter: This must include the Schools Start Date. and the Students Name and Passport Number
– Completed Visa Application Click Here to download (One per person)
– Completed Entry Request Form Click Here to download. (One per person)
– Proof of Covid-19 Medical Coverage for all travelers. Click Here for further guidance. 
– Students Passport.
– 2 Passport Photos 2 x 2 inches
– Letter from the school confirming that they will follow the 10 day quarantine guidelines for non-vaccinated students.
– 3 months of Bank Statements (from the parents or other responsible parties)

 
Under no circumstances should you call the consulate to make an appointment. They do not schedule appointments over the phone, and calling will delay the process.

Current Student Visa Holders with a valid visa may enter Israel without an Entry Permit / Ishur. To receive this exemption, please fill out the application by clicking here.

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:

Primary 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

Additional Traveler:
same format as above
ETC…………..

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.

Respectfully Yours,
Amudim Travel Help Desk Team