Work Permits for Foreign Artists
The State of Israel allows foreign artists in many various fields to perform in Israel. At the same time, in accordance with the Law of Entry into Israel and the Law of Foreign Workers, it is obligatory to settle their status before entering Israel.
There are two ways to settle an applicant’s status:
Artists who come to perform in Israel for a fixed period of up to one month only: In these cases, it is necessary to obtain a recommendation from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, to prove that performances have indeed been scheduled through printed publicity materials, etc., to pay the fees prescribed by law, and so on. Upon completion of the necessary documents and submission of the application, the foreign artist will be issued a type B / 2 visa that allows him to perform in Israel.
Artists who come to perform in Israel for a period of more than a month: In these cases, the artist is required to apply for a work permit as a foreign expert. This is a more complex bureaucratic procedure and the deadlines for issuing work permits are significantly longer. The procedure includes submitting a detailed application as well as multiple documents including a recommendation from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, proof that appearances have indeed been scheduled through printed publicity materials, etc., payment of fees etc. Upon gathering the necessary documents and submission of the application, the foreign artist will be issued a work permit in the name of the company that employs him, as well as a type B/1 work visa that allows him to perform in Israel.
We have been working with the law firm of Iftach Hanan & Co. for some time in the field of applying for foreign expert work licenses in Israel. As a leading company in our field, we carry out many projects that require the purchase of advanced machinery and upgrading the production system in our factories on a regular basis, while utilizing the services of foreign experts.
From the moment we turned to Adv. Iftach Hanan, we realized that we were already in a different place- a sense of service, professionalism, availability, and providing an efficient and quick response to any problem, issuing work permits on tight schedules, and doing everything possible for the sake of the project. Real professionals, great job!
Elbit Systems - Cyclone Ltd., is engaged in the production and design of aerospace parts for the military and civilian market for the best aircraft manufacturers in the United States, and most of its activities are for defense exports.
I would like to thank you and the firm's staff for their fruitful cooperation, and for your thorough, efficient and professional service.
Your guidance in the process of applying for visas has proven itself, particularly against the background of COVID-19 and in light of the complexities involved both with the suppliers abroad and with the authorities in Israel. I enjoy working with you, especially because of the courtesy and sense of partnership for which I am grateful.
For about two years, our company has been using the services of the Iftach Hanan & Co. law firm for the purpose of applying for long-term and short-term foreign expert work permits.
In light of the complexity that currently exists with the authorities abroad and in Israel regarding the issuing of work permits and the immigration of foreign experts, Iftach Hanan's services have proven themselves more than once to be professional, courteous and fast.
Therefore, I would like to thank Iftach and his dedicated employees for the availability, personal attention, and accompanying services pertaining to the above.
We at Coral Energy provide services to a large number of Israeli and international companies.
In recent years, we have been working together with the Iftach Hanan & Co. law firm, which specializes in applying for work permits and work visas for foreign experts who wish to work in Israel.
Adv. Iftach Hanan and the staff in his firm are well versed in immigration law to Israel and in the field of commercial immigration in particular. Their services include responsiveness at any hour of the day, efficient and fast work, and quick and efficient problem-solving.
Throughout our time working together, Iftach and his team have proven their integrity and reliability, professionalism, willingness to work non-routine hours, and impressive results.
We strongly recommend that you contact the Iftach Hanan & Co. law firm when dealing with immigration issues and applying for work permits and work visas for foreign experts and workers.