PASSPORT AND VISA
IMPORTANT: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOU MEET ALL PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS.
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR NOT BEING ALLOWED TO BOARD THE FLIGHT, OR ENTER ISRAEL.
Some general Visa and Passport Information we sujest you check before your Israel Birthright trip:
- As is the case with many other countries, Israeli customs and immigration laws require that you have a valid passport, and that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond your planned return date to your country of origin. For information on applying for a U.S. passport, go to the passport section of the U.S. State Department's website. We strongly encourage you to pay the additional fee for an expedited passport.
- US and Canadian Citizens do not require a visa to enter Israel, only a valid passport. Other passport holders should contact the nearest Israeli Diplomatic Mission as soon as possible to verify whether or not a visitor's visa is needed. A complete list of Israeli diplomatic missions abroad may be found on the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website. The Israeli embassy or consulate may require a letter confirming that you are, in fact, participating in a trip organised by Israel Experts and Birthright Israel in order to issue a visa. If that is the case, we will gladly prepare said letter and send it to you or the Israeli diplomatic mission of your choice.
Applicants born in Israel, born outside Israel to at least one Israeli parent, or lived in Israel for an extended time are citizens according to Israeli citizenship law! As a citizen of the State of Israel, border laws require that you enter and leave Israel using an Israeli passport however you MUST bring your other passport with you for your return into North America or Brazil. (Israeli citizenship, once acquired, is permanent, independent of the place of residence, and may only be given up through a formal request and administrative procedure.)