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Israel to Extend Visas for Ukrainian Refugees, and Allow Them to Work

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, more than 15,000 asylum seekers from Ukraine have entered Israel, joining thousands who were already in the country when the invasion took place.

The Israeli Interior Ministry announced this week that it will automatically extend the tourist visas of Ukrainian citizens currently in Israel through June 30 and allow them to work.

The decision does not apply to Ukrainian nationals who arrived in Israel before the Russian invasion.

COVID-19 Entry Regulation Liftoff

According to the Israeli Covid-19 current regulation:

  • There is no need to present a negative result on a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to Israel.
  • There is no requirement to present a negative result on a COVID-19 test before boarding a cruise departing Israel.

  • There is no PCR test upon entry to Israel.
  •  There is no requirement to isolate after entering Israel.
  • There is no requirement to wear a mask mandate for those entering Israel at the airport.

What Do You Still Need to Do?

  • Wear a mask during international flights
  • Fill an entry statement before arriving in Israel via air or sea – will remain in effect.


US Immigration: New US Regulations Offer Fast-Track 45-Day Processing

Beginning on June 1, 2022, USCIS will apply the fast-track premium processing service, offering 45-day processing for certain petitioners with pending EB-1 and EB-2 classifications, petitions filed requesting permanent US resident status for alien workers.

The expanded eligibility will apply retroactively to previously filed petitions for:

  • Multi-national executive and manager classification
  • Member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW)

Please contact your KTA case manager or for any questions regarding this matter.


Best Regards,


Amit Acco, Senior Partner - Israeli Law

Morgan Rosinia Esq. and Jessica Morag Esq. - US Law.


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