After receiving a letter of acceptance for a postdoctoral position in one of Israel’s academic institutions, obtaining the relevant Israeli visa is a priority. The most common visa for international postdocs is an A/2 student visa.
Keep in mind that visa information is subject to change; contact the visa coordinator at the relevant university where you will be researching for updated regulations and instructions.
The visa coordinators in Israeli universities are listed below.
- Bar-Ilan University – Ms. Eve Berchansky; email@example.com
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – Ms. Limor Azoulay-Gowans; firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Mr. Yehuda Hersch; email@example.com
- Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – Ms. Michal Kesary; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel Aviv University – Ms. Tamar Grushka Stern; email@example.com
- Reichman University – Ms. Shelly Levy; firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Haifa – Ms. Laurence Cohen Amar; email@example.com
- Weizmann Institute of Science – Ms. Aileen Halbershtat; firstname.lastname@example.org
In exceptional cases, you may be advised by your university’s visa coordinator to arrive on a different visa, including a B/1 work visa. If you are arriving with a partner or family members, they may need to obtain an A/4 partner and children visa.