There are a number of factors that need to be considered when determining if a faculty member or researcher needs to obtain a visa in advance of traveling to Israel. These factors include: country of citizenship, duration of the trip, prior recent travel to Israel, and the purpose or activity required during the trip. If in doubt, please contact the Office of Global Services (OGS) as early as possible.

Prepare for Your Stay in Israel

Before beginning STEP 1, be sure to have a valid passport.

  • A valid passport should have at least six months beyond expected return date and at minimum, two blank visa pages.

STEP 1

Complete the Immigration Assistance Request Form

Typical Timeframe: 0-1 Days

STEP 2

Book an Appointment with OGS

Typical Timeframe: 1-10 Days

  • OGS identifies proper immigration path for the intended trip and contacts faculty member.
    • Faculty member books an appointment with OGS.

STEP 3

Gather Documents and Share with OGS

Typical Timeframe: 1-30 Days

  • Faculty member gathers their immigration and travel documents and shares with OGS via NYU Box.

STEP 4

File Work Authorization Application

Typical Timeframe: 30-60 Days

  • If work authorization is required, OGS works with the faculty member, their department or school, and outside counsel to file work authorization application with Ministry of Interior.

STEP 5

OGS Works With NYU Tel Aviv Site Staff

Typical Timeframe: 30+ Days/Concurrent with STEP 4

  • OGS works with NYU Tel Aviv site staff to complete in-country required pre-filing for Ministry of Interior approval.

STEP 6

Sign Employment Contract

Typical Timeframe: 1-3 Days

  • Faculty member signs Employment Contract.

STEP 7

Book Consulate Appointment

Typical Timeframe: 1-30 Days/Concurrent with STEP 5

  • Faculty member books consulate appointment, if relevant.

STEP 8

Review Visa Application Materials with OGS

Typical Timeframe: 1 Day

  • Prior to consulate appointment, faculty member returns to OGS to have visa application materials reviewed.

STEP 9

Attend Consulate Appointment

Typical Timeframe: 1 Day

  • Faculty member attends consulate appointment to submit visa application.

STEP 10

Pick up Visa and Passport

Typical Timeframe: 1 Day

  • Faculty member returns to consulate to pick up visa and passport.

STEP 11

Travel to Destination

Typical Timeframe: N/A

  • Faculty member travels to destination and enters showing their passport and visa.

STEP 12

Apply for Multiple-Entry Visa

Typical Timeframe: N/A

  • If applicable, faculty member applies for multiple-entry visa after arrival in Israel. This is in addition to the visa obtained at the Israeli Consulate.

STEP 13

Complete Suggested Travel Practices

Typical Timeframe: Prior to travel


Additional Resources

  • Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • New York Israeli Consulate
  • Tax information - This information is made available as a resource for individuals traveling abroad that are not being supported under the NYU Global Assignment Tax Protection Policy. Anyone seeking personal tax advice should seek consultation outside NYU.
    • For individuals supported by the NYU Global Assignment Tax Protection Policy OGS will provide a brief in-person overview orientation of this Global Assignment Benefit.