Subcontractor Sponsorship Restricted

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At a Glance

Effective immediately, subcontractors' employers must sponsor work visa applications for their own employees, where previously it was understood that the subcontractors' host company could sponsor such applications. Additionally, it was clarified that human resource companies cannot sponsor applications for employees. The situation

The Israeli Population and Immigration Authority (PIBA) has clarified the sponsorship eligibility regulations for work visa applications filed for subcontracted workers.

A closer look

The clarifications include the following key points:

Applications filed by legal employer. Effective immediately, the subcontractor's employer must sponsor work visa applications for its own employees, where previously it was understood that the subcontractor's host company could sponsor such applications. Staffed workers ineligible for sponsorship. Additionally, it was clarified that human resource companies cannot sponsor applications for employees. Impact

Since human resource companies employing staffed workers cannot sponsor work authorization applications, their employees...

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