Labor strike may delay immigration processing

5 Apr 16

ISRAEL

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Employees of Israel’s Ministry of Interior have stopped work under a labor union directive.

What does the change mean? The duration of the strike has not been announced. Although recent strikes have tended to be short, employers should be aware that immigration processes could be delayed.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: Visas and work permits.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals applying for immigration services.
  • Impact on processing times: If the strike is prolonged, it could cause delays.
  • Business impact: Foreign employees may have to rearrange business schedules if the strike continues.

Background: During the strike, Ministry of Interior employees will stop providing all services. Employers and applicants are also reminded that Israel government offices will be closed April 22-30 for Passover.

BAL Analysis: Individuals with urgent requests should contact their BAL team.

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