Israel: Photo ID Now Required for B-1 Work Visa Applications
Applicants for B-1 work visas are now required to provide a copy of a government-issued photo identity card in addition to their passport, including those with applications currently pending at the Israeli Ministry of Interior.
All B-1 work visa applicants must provide a copy of a government-issued photo ID card in addition to their passport, effective immediately. Foreign nationals with pending B-1 applications for which the Ministry of Interior has yet to send an approval to an Israel consular post must supplement their pending application with a copy of a photo ID card.
Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, national ID card or residency ID card, among others.
With the new requirement, the Ministry seeks to improve the security and verification process for each applicant.
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