Effective Immediately: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Israeli Consulates around the world) are no longer issuing student visas for Yeshiva/Seminary students regardless of age.
If you are a Yeshiva/Seminary student who still needs a visa, please contact your school for assistance.
Legal Disclaimer: Due to the continuously ongoing changes, that often happen without advance warning – Amudim attempts to keep this information up to date. Amudim assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided, as changes in Israeli government policy occur frequently. Amudim also does not guarantee results and can not be held responsible for the outcome of an application request.
Amudim is offering this service free of charge to assist those in need. Due to the nature of the sensitivity of the required information / documentation, we are requiring all who are seeking our assistance to sign a waiver which will be part of the application process.
Amudim’s No Fee Policy: Consistent with Amudim’s mission and values, the organization maintains a strict no-fee policy. We neither charge for our myriad services nor solicit donations in exchange for results. Should anyone hear of an incident where monies were requested by Amudim personnel or affiliates in exchange for services, whether as a charge or by donation, please report the incident to us immediately by email to [email protected] We take such allegations very seriously and will swiftly and efficiently investigate and address all such reports.
In order for Amudim to assist, we need the following documentation listed below, based on your appropriate category.
Once your form/application is completed, you will receive an email notifying you to deliver the following documents:
There is a $54 fee per application. Download and fill in this form, you will need to bring the completed form to your appointment.
For an explanation on fees, visit https://embassies.gov.il/new-york/ConsularServices/Pages/Fees.aspx
Once you have all your required documents prepared you can fill out our online form, which will generate the following:
Below you will find additional instructions as well as some common FAQ’s.
We ask that you read all instructions carefully before submitting your form, as applications will be denied if they are not filled out properly.
Next you will see a section that says:
“Click Here to complete and download your Visa Application and Entry Permit.
When you are done, you will automatically be re-directed to the filled out pdf.
You must save that pdf in a location on your computer, where you can easily find it and upload when required. “
When you click the link it will open an entry form in a new tab.
Fill in the Entry Visa Application and Entry Permit.
See below for additional details for specific questions.
Fill out the full name of the applicant, it must be spelled exactly the same way you have it spelled in your passport.
The Government is requesting your Mothers Jewish Name. So say your mother has Hannah on her passport, but her jewish name is Chana – enter Chana here.
The Government is requesting your Fathers Jewish Name. So say your father has Moses on his passport, but his jewish name is Moishe – enter Moishe here.
This is for a women who legally changed her last name due to marriage. Enter the last name you had prior to it being legally changed.
What citizenship do you currently have? It must match your current passport.
Students may enter “Student” here.
The email address you put in here will be the one you receive a copy of your files to.
This should be your non-Israeli phone number. One you can be reached at currently. If don’t have a personal cell phone, enter your home phone number or parents cell number.
Enter a Phone Number where the applicant can be reached in Israel.
Enter the address where you currently live – this cannot be an Israeli Address.
What country are you leaving from to get to Israel?
Example – if you are leaving from New York, stopping over in Madrid Spain, and landing in Tel-Aviv, your country of transit will be United States.
What is the date and time that your flight leaving to Israel is scheduled for.
What is the date and time that your flight is scheduled to land in Israel.
Keep in mind that flights may depart one day and land the next, depending on what time you are traveling and different time zones.
For those traveling with a stopover, enter the country of your stopover here.
Example – if you are leaving from New York, stopping over in Madrid, Spain, and landing in Tel-Aviv, your connection will be Spain.
If you have stayed in Israel before, what category was your permit?
In the next section called “Files Needed” you will see a place to upload the necessary documents for your student visa.
If you have selected to add your spouse, you will see additional files required.
We strongly recommend shrinking down your photos so each one is less than 1mb.
This is not required, however it will help your application upload in a more timely manner.
You can use a free tool such as https://compressjpeg.com/ to compress your images.
Remember where your files are saved on your computer, so you can easily access and upload them when required.
If you followed all directions properly, you will see the message that says
“Thank You. The form was submitted successfully.
Your file will be reviewed by a member of our team and you will be contacted with further instructions.”
If you don’t see the thank you page, below you can find FAQ’s to help you submit your application correctly.