As part of the efforts to contend with the shortage of skilled high-tech personnel in Israel, the Innovation Authority, together with the State Population and Immigration Authority, launched in 2018 a specially designated visa program for foreign high-tech experts.

Goal of the incentive program:

To alleviate the bureaucratic process involved in bringing a foreign expert from abroad for high-tech companies in Israel.

Who is the incentive program for?

  • High-tech companies seeking skilled personnel in various fields.

What do you get?

  • A work visa for up to 1 year, with the option to extend it each year for up to 5 years.
  • A work visa for the expert’s spouse upon receipt of the foreign expert visa.
  • An expedited processing of the request (6-10 business days).

Criteria for receiving a visa:

In order to process a visa request, the expert must meet the following criteria:

  • The foreign expert must be a citizen of one of the countries that are exempt from the requirement to issue a tourist visa to Israel.
  • The expert’s salary will be at least double the average wage in Israel.
  • The company submitting the request is a high-tech company authorized by the Innovation Authority.

 For details, contact: Email: Aviya.Asher@innovationisrael.org.il 

Israeli Companies

Israeli companies seeking further information on the requirements and application process to this program, should refer to the Israel Innovation Authority's Hebrew site: Click Here