Multiple Trips Now Allowed Under STEP Visa

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At a Glance

The STEP B-1 90-day work visa can now be split into more than one period, whereas previously only one STEP visa application could be filed per calendar year. Employers can now send foreign nationals who may not meet the required salary threshold for a Hi-Tech Visa to Israel multiple times a year using the STEP visa, provided that the total number of days in Israel does not exceed 90 days in one calendar year. The situation

The Israeli Work Permit Unit (WPU) has confirmed that the STEP B-1 90-day work visa can be split into more than one single period, whereas previously only one single STEP visa application could be filed in one year.

A closer look

Employers can now send foreign nationals to work in Israel under the STEP visa multiple times provided that the total number of days in Israel does not exceed 90 days in one calendar year.

Applicants can apply for a STEP visa at the Israeli consular post in their country of residence or work. Applicants must submit a new application for each trip to Israel under this category, and must then apply for entry at an Israeli consular post in their country of residence or work.

Impact for employers

Employers will greatly benefit from the additional flexibility as they can now send the same employees to Israel multiple times a year, provided that the total number of days spent in Israel does not exceed the total 90-day limit.

This will be particularly useful when sending foreign nationals...

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