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Using A PEO Service With Immigration Support With Expat Hiring In Israel

Looking to hire expatriate personnel for international assignments in Israel? This is a loaded process to go through, including finding ways to:

  • Stay compliant with Israeli immigration laws
  • Have all the necessary documents for work permit sponsorship
  • Effectively manage employment and payroll when your team has their visas

Compounding the issue is that a lot of expat workers generally go into Israel to handle shorter projects. So it doesn’t make much sense to set up your own subsidiary to arrange local payroll for your employees. Instead, you may want to take a look at a simpler solution.

For those that want to hire and pay expats in Israel, that means enlisting a global PEO that includes work permit support. This saves your company the headache of trying to incorporate in a new country. Your new PEO partner will provide all the guidance you need to handle Israeli immigration procedures to get your team their visas/permits. After that, they can also help with onboarding and payroll for your expat team.

Acumen International has provided this service for our clients’ expatriate personnel in Israel, both for short- and long-term projects. We offer a compliant and fast way to get your team on the ground and working. No matter your timeline or business goals, Acumen International offers end-to-end work permit support and ensures full compliance with local labor legislation in Israel and 189 other countries.

Curious as to the best matches for Acumen’s work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution? These include:

  • Employer companies that plan to relocate, hire, and utilize expat workers in Israel.
  • Seasoned professionals that have already found an employer to finance their immigration and foreign employment, but just need to simplify the process.
  • Businesses planning to hire highly-skilled expats and send them to fill top positions in Israel.

A side note, you may not realize that by partnering with a single provider to handle both expat employment and work permit sponsorship, it’s a lot less likely your visas will be rejected. Our global immigration support will also save you time from trying to understand and navigate the different international rules and regulations.

Compared to other global PEO services, Acumen provides added benefits outside of a work permit if you have personnel on international assignments in Israel. These include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Office rent
  • Dependant relocation
  • Housing
  • Mobile phone/car provision for meetings

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals looking to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Israel takes from 2 to 4 months until entry to Israel, and a further 1 day before the entire process is completed.


Major steps to get a work permit in Israel

  1. B1 Work Permit Application
  2. Request for Consular Notification
  3. B1 Visa Application (B2 for dependents)
  4. Entry to Israel
  5. Multiple-Entry Visa Stamp Application

Documents for work permit in Israel, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Passport valid for 2 years Although current regulations mention a passport validity of 1 year and 3 month it is recommended that they are valid for two years and contain four blank visa pages. One original
Additional diplomas Any additional diplomas or certificates relating to applicant’s field of expertise. One clear copy
Evidence of legal immigration status Evidence of legal residency in the applicant’s country of residence, where the application is being made (if he/she holds a passport from a different country) One original
Marriage Certificate Required for applicants who are married, even if the spouse is not accompanying the applicant as his/her dependent. One original
Copy of State Issued ID Card Either a national ID card, or another government department issued form of ID (e.g. driving license). Where the applicant is unable to provide this document, the case will need to be discussed with the Ministry of Interior. One clear copy
Highest educational certificate(s) – Copy One clear copy
Copy of Passport Information Page (B1) It is recommended that the passport should be valid for a further two years. One clear copy
Professional Qualification(s) Proof of professional qualifications (non-academic); completed courses relating to applicant’s field of expertise. One clear copy
Employee Affidavit This document must be notarized, by a notary in the home country or at an Israeli Consulate in the home country. One notarized, legalized and translated copy; one original
2 Passport Photographs 3.5cm x 4.5cm 3.5cm x 4.5cm, in color, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open. Two originals
Police Clearance Certificate Issued within the 12 months prior to the visa application. One original
Medical Certificate Certification of medical examinations performed in clinics or hospitals recognized by the Israeli diplomatic post in the country (the certification must cover, inter alia, normal results in tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis and AIDS) and the results of blood tests. One original
B1 Visa Application Form Signed and completed One original
Flight itinerary or air tickets to Israel
Multiple Entry Visa Stamp Application Form One clear copy
Completed and signed One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Israel without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Israel.

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