​Issued to persons possessing a signed contract with an Israeli employer. At BGU, this visa is requested for whom have been officially invited by the Rector of the University, the Dean of one of the Faculties, or the head of one of the research institutes. Valid up to 12 months with the possibility to be extended up to 63 months. This kind of visa is to be arranged prior to your coming to Israel by your host. 

The decision to grant a temporary permit rests with the Ministry of the Interior.
Please note that it takes several months for this visa to be  authorized by Israeli authorities!

How to obtain or Extend an B-1 Visa:

A. If it is the first time you apply for a working visa at BGU, your inviting academic staff member should come to the Office of International Academic Affairs with the following items (please notice that you must have a B-​1 visa BEFORE traveling to Israel):

  1. Your inviting academic staff member should fill in the External form​  to be forwarded for authorization to the human resources department.
  2. A letter (in Hebrew), from the Principal Investigator/Head of Department, explaining the necessity for the employment of the foreign citizen.​
  3. The inviting academic staff member should fill-in the payment order in “e-Tafnit”. The payment order fee is for the 1,210 NIS (subject to change by the Ministry of Interior) to the “Heterim Unit” at the Ministry of Interior. This payment order should be “in cash”. Please add in the remarks: “Payment by Credit Card”.
  4. Personal C.V. of the Foreign Citizen
  5. A photocopy of the Foreign Citizen’s passport that inquires to be visa issued.
  6. A statement from the in which he/she declares that he knows and assumes that he/ she must leave Israel at the end of the approved period of visa, together with his/ her family members.
  7. A copy of a health insurance policy that covers the foreign citizen for the time of staying in Israel.

    According to Israeli Law, holders of B1 Visa have to purchase a specific Health Insurance Policy, please contact our office for further instructions vhi@bgu.ac.il.

 

Submission of all the above documents is to the visa office at the Office of International Academic Affairs by the inviting academic staff member or by the inviting department.

 

The following steps are performed after obtaining work permit:

1. A written attestation from your inviting academic staff member describing your occupation and the exact period of your work (Internal form).
 2. An External official form (for a stay of one year and up)​ (filled-out by the foreign citizen and signed by the inviting academic staff member) for your B-1 visa. External form (for a stay of 45 days a year).
 3. A copy of the two first pages of your valid passport.
 4. A check (of BGU- to be issued by e-Tafnit system) to the Ministry of Interior on the total of 175 NIS. (Note: fees may change without notice). 

Your B-1 authorization will arrive to the Israeli representation in your country (Please be patient!).

Please note!
The first time you obtain your working visa before arriving to Israel. There is NO possibility to obtain the working visa while being in Israel. If you are here, you will HAVE to leave the country in order to obtain your visa.

 

B. If you are already working at BGU, come to the the Office of International Academic Affairs with the following items:

  1. Your inviting academic staff member should fill in the External form​ to be forwarded to the Office of International Academic Affairs.
  2. A letter (in Hebrew), from the Principal Investigator/Head of Department, explaining the necessity for the employment of the foreign citizen.
  3. The inviting academic staff member should fill-in the payment order in “e-Tafnit”. The payment order fee is for the 1,210 NIS (subject to change by the Ministry of Interior) to the “Heterim Unit” at the Ministry of Interior. This payment order should be “in cash”. Please add in the remarks: “Payment by Credit Card”.

  4. Personal C.V. of the Foreign Citizen
  5. A photocopy of the Foreign Citizen’s passport that inquires to be visa issued and your previous visa.
  6. A statement from the in which he/she declares that he/she knows and assumes that he/ she must leave Israel at the end of the approved period of visa, together with his/ her family members.
  7. A copy of a health insurance policy that covers the foreign citizen for the time of stay in Israel.

    According to Israeli Law, holders of B1 Visa have to purchase a specific Health Insurance Policy, please contact our office for further instructions vhi@bgu.ac.il.

 

Submission of all the above documents is to the visa office at the Office of International Academic Affairs by the inviting academic staff member or by the inviting department.

 

The following steps are performed after obtaining work permit. please bring:

 
  1. A written attestation from your inviting academic staff member describing your occupation and the exact period of your work (Internal form).
  2. An External official form (filled-out by the foreign citizen and signed by the inviting academic staff member) for your B-1 visa.
  3. A copy of the two first pages of your valid ​passport.
  4. A check (of BGU- to be issued by e-Tafnit system) to the Ministry of Interior on the total of 175 NIS. Note: fees may change without notice.
  5. Your valid passport.​


External form to be filled-in by your academic tutor/host when asking for the work ​permit​

Internal form to be filled-in by your academic tutor/host
External form to be filled-in by the guest when asking for the visa for the first ​time​
External form to be filled-in by the guest when asking for a prolongation of the visa
Passport Authorization form​​​​​