Visas for Foreign High-Tech Experts Incentive Program

Program's Description

As part of the efforts to contend with the shortage of skilled high-tech personnel in Israel, starting 2018 the Innovation Authority together with the State Population and Immigration Authority launched 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?

Foreign high-tech experts from the Ukrain:

Starting April 10th, 2022, technology companies can bring to Israel foreign High-tech Experts from the Ukraine (including their families) for up to 90 days, with no Minimum salary limitation.

  • Ukrainian experts arriving without their families for a period of less than 90 days – Download form.
  • Ukrainian experts arriving with their families for a period of less than 90 days – Download form
  • Ukrainian experts apply for additional 90 day special request – Download form

Foreign high-tech experts entitled under the “Law of Return for more details click here

Foreign high-tech experts:

  • 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 evaluation

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:

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