Holidays to delay processing

6 Mar 19

ISRAEL

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the reminder? Several upcoming holidays will cause delays in visa and work permit processing. Government offices will be closed March 21 for Purim, April 9 for Election Day, April 19-27 for Passover, May 8 and 9 for Memorial Day and Independence Day, and June 9 and 10 for Shavuot.

  • Holiday dates: March 21, April 9, April 19-27, May 8-9 and June 9-10.
  • Visas/permits affected: Visas, work permits and other government services.
  • Business impact: Companies should expect delays and may need to adjust work start dates and business schedules.
  • Next steps: Time-sensitive filings should be submitted as soon as possible.

Analysis & Comments: Israeli employers and foreign employees should plan ahead for the holiday breaks and suspension of services. Backlogs may develop during this period, resulting in longer processing times following the holidays. Applicants should be aware that Israeli embassies and consulates may observe full or partial holiday periods and should contact their local Israeli mission for individual holiday schedules.

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