The information below is for general information purposes only. Please contact the Israeli embassy or consulate in your home country for specific regulations for students from your country.
Israeli Embassies and Consulates Abroad – Diplomatic Missions
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Visa Regulations
You must have a valid passport in order to leave your home country and enter Israel, your passport must be valid for six months after the date of entry and throughout your stay. If you do not have a valid passport, you should apply for one immediately.
If you hold an Israeli passport, you will be required to present it upon arrival.
Every participant is required to visit his/her local Israeli Consulate or Embassy of Israel prior to his/her arrival to obtain a student visa. The student visa is an A2 visa – a multiple-entry student visa (making it possible to leave Israel for a vacation and return without requiring a new visa). The visa is valid for up to one year and must be renewed, it is valid for multiple entrances and exits with some restrictions. Recipients of this visa are not permitted to work in Israel. It is mandatory that all students participating in programs of one semester or longer secure a Student Visa (A-2) before arriving in Israel.
What you need:
- A letter of admission (Kinneret College)
- Confirmation that you have paid tuition fee payment
- Proof of means of living (able to support yourself financially while you study)
- A valid passport for the entire visa period
- A current passport photo
- If you are extending an existing visa for an another year you must submit your grades sheet
- Original birth certificate
Please note: Once you have entered Israel with a tourist visa you cannot change it to another type of visa from within Israel’s borders
*Important: Due to COVID-19, check your closest Israeli Consulates are for up dated information about A2 student visas.