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Israel Visas & Consulates

There is no direct entry to Jerusalem internationally; rather, one enters by plane to Israel via Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv Airport) or Ovda Airport (Eilat Airport), on land via Egypt or Jordan, or via ship at Eilat, Haifa, or Ashdod.

Below we detail some information for you to plan your border entries and exits for Israel. We’ve also included information on the consulates for further assistance.

Passports and Visas

To enter Israel it is necessary to have a passport valid for at least six months from the date in which you plan to leave Israel.

Depending on your passport, you might need a visa for Israel issued before you travel. Therefore, you must verify whether you need a visa before departure from your originating country. Citizens from many countries will receive a free tourist entry visa valid for three months. Even if your travel agent suggests you do or do not need a visa, it’s best to verify by checking the Israel Interior Ministry list for the most updated information.

Whatever your type of visa, its duration may be extended for a fee at one of the offices of the Ministry of Interior in Israel. Visitor, student, clergy, or work visas can usually be extended for a certain number of times, or by exiting and re-entering the country.

It is important to keep in mind that an Israeli visa or stamp on your passport may limit your ability to travel to some Arab countries. For this reason, at the entrance to Israel you can request that the visa is stamped into a separate sheet of paper attached to your passport.

If you plan to visit the Palestinian territories, remember that you will have to cross a few checkpoints and border crossings. It is therefore advisable to bring your passport.

Foreign Consulates in Jerusalem

If you need assistance from your home country, or would like to enter into another foreign country, you can access its consulate.

While most countries have their embassies in Tel Aviv, many maintain fully functional consulates in Jerusalem.

Below are some consulates’ contact information for those with offices in Jerusalem.

American Consulate
Phone: +972-2–630-4000
Address: 14 David Flusser St.

Armenian Consulate
Phone: +972-2-583-3994
Address: Hayozma Str. 12, Atarot.

Belgian Consulate
Phone: +972-2-582-8263
Address: 5 Biber St, Sheikh Jarrah.

British Consulate
Phone: +972-2-541-4100
Address: 19 Nashashibi St, Sheikh Jarrah.

Croatian Consulate
Phone: +972-77-777-9277
Address: Shaarei Ha’ir Building, 216 Yafo Rd, 5th floor.

Danish Consulate
Phone: +972-2-560-7634
Address: 1 Agudat Sport Hapo’el Rd, Technological Gardens, Building 1, Entrance Gimmel.

Dutch Consulate
Phone: +972-2-537-2991
Address: Sha’arei Ha’ir, 216 Yafo Rd, 5th floor.

Consulate of Finland
Phone: +972-2-623-4258
Address: 19 King David St.

French Consulate
Phone: +972-2-262-9850
Address: 5 Rue Paul Emile Botta Rd.

Greek Consulate
Phone: +972-2-561-9584
Address: 31 Rachel Immenu Rd.

Consulate of Guyana
Phone: +972-2-643-0344
Address: Ein-Karem B-200

Italian Consulate
Phone: +972-2-561-8966
Address: 29 November 16 St.

Consulate of Nicaragua
Phone: +972-2-561-2111
Address: 15 Abarbanel St.

Consulate of San Marino
Phone: +972-3-957-6575
Address: 49 Aeshel St

Spanish Consulate
Phone: +972-2-532-6205
Address: 24 Salah e-Din St.

Swedish Consulate
Phone: +972-2-646-5860
Address: 5 Ibn Jubeir St.

Turkish Consulate
Phone: +972-2-591-0555
Address: 2 Nashashibi St, Sheikh Jarrah

Foreign Consulates in Israel

Australian Consulate
Phone: +972-3-693-5000
Address: Discount Bank Tower, Yehuda Halevi 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Czech Consulate
Phone: +972-3-691 8282
Address: 23 Zeitlin Street, Tel Aviv