Do I need an entry visa to visit Israel?

Generally, bearers of United States passports do not require prior arrangement of a tourist visa to enter Israel; visas are issued upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Other nationalities should get clarification from an Israeli Embassy or consulate (see below).

Tourist visas issued at Ben Gurion Airport are typically valid for three (3) months. Those wanting to stay longer than three (3) months are required to get an extension through the Ministry of Interior.

If a traveler has had ANY previous entry-visa-related issues (in Israel), or thinks he/she might be on a no-fly list, the matter should be clarified at the Israeli Embassy or consulate closest to your home prior to departure from the United States. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for denial of entry, nor any resulting damages of being denied entry to Israel.

Below is a list of locations, hours and contact information of Israeli consulates in the United States.

1100 Spring St. N.W., Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel:            404-487-6500
Fax:           404-487-6555 

Mon-Thurs      9:30am – 1:00pm

20 Park Plaza, Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02116
Tel:            617-535-0200
Fax:           617-535-0255

Mon-Fri      10:00am – 1:00pm
(Visits by appointment only)

111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1308
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel:            312-297-4800
Fax:           312-297-4855
Mon-Thurs     9:30am – 1:00pm

24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77046
Tel:            713-627-
Fax:           713-627-0149
Mon-Fri     9:30am – 12:30pm
(except national and Jewish holidays)

Los Angeles
6380 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel:            323-852-5500
Fax:           323-852-5555
Mon-Fri     9:00am – 12:00pm

100 N. Biscayne (Yitzhak Rabin) Blvd
Suite 1800
Miami, FL 33132
Tel:            305-925-9400
Fax:           305-925-9455
Mon-Thurs      8:45am – 5:15pm

New York

800 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel:            212-499-5400
Fax:           212-499-5555
Mon-Fri     9:00am – 12:00pm
(Except American & Jewish holidays)

1800 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1818
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel:            215-977-7600
Fax:           215-977-7611
Mon-Thurs      9:00am – 1:00pm
Except national & Jewish holidays)

San Francisco
456 Montgomery Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94104
(Downtown between California & Sacramento Streets)
Tel:                415-844-7500
Fax:               415-844-7555
Mon-Fri     9:00am – 12:00pm

Washington DC
3514 International Drive NW
Washington DC 20008
Tel:            202-364-5500
Fax:           202-364-5607 
Mon-Fri     9:30am – 1:00pm

Do I need a passport to travel to Israel?

International travel requires the use of a valid passport. You should arrange to have possession of a valid passport sixty (60) days prior to departure. Also, your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after your return date. If your passport is not valid for at least six (6) months beyond your scheduled return date, you will be denied boarding on your outbound flight.

Any fees associated with passport acquisition or renewal are the responsibility of the traveler. More information including new passport applications or renewals is available here.