If you do not have a valid passport, you must apply for one IMMEDIATELY! If you already have a passport, make sure that it will be valid for your entire stay abroad. If not, you must apply for a new one that will cover the duration of your trip. Israeli Consulate
Israeli Citizens and/or Those With An Israeli Parent: If you are an Israeli citizen, were born in Israel, or have parents who are Israeli citizens, you MUST contact your local Israeli Consulate before departure. The Consulate staff can clarify and formalize present citizenship status, give information about deferment from military service, issue appropriate travel documents, and advise you as to the appropriate visa. Bring all documents related to Israeli citizenshipandyour letter of admission to the Hebrew University with you. Israeli citizens eligible for military service must obtain an official letter of deferment for at least six months by presenting an official letter of acceptance from the Hebrew University. In Jerusalem, contact the Army Induction Office, Tel: 02-569-4472, with questions or problems.
It is recommended that all students, including external students who will only be studying Hebrew, who are planning to arrive inIsraelfor semester or year programs acquire a multiple-entry A/2 student visa from the Israeli Consulate in their country of residence. This visa is generally issued for 12 months; thus students who are coming for the year are advised to obtain the visa close to their date of departure.
Student Visa - Contact the Israeli Consulate nearest you in order to request a visa application. Your application will be processed upon receipt of all required items and will take a minimum of three weeks.
The following is generally required for obtaining a student visa, although different consulates can require different things: