The Israeli Minister of Interior, Aryeh Deri, announced on Monday that, in light of the Covid-19 situation, all visas listed below that expire on or after 12 March 2020 will be automatically extended. The visas will be extended automatically by 30 June 2020.
This decision applies to anyone holding the following visas:
- A5 (temporary residents)
- B1 general (work visa and general)
- A1 (provisional status for eligible students)
- A2 (students / students) and yeshiva students
- A3 clerics
- A4 (ancillary to A2 and A3)
Separate guidelines regarding visas for workers in the nursing, agriculture, building and specialist sectors have been issued.
Minister Deri: “During this difficult time, the public must continue to receive services, and I have therefore announced that the these visas will be extended automatically, with no need to apply in person.”