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Foreigners with first degree relatives
https://embassies.gov.il/new-york/ConsularServices/Pages/COVID19PERMITS.aspx



List of required documents and proofs:
A. Photocopy of a passport or Teudat Zehut/Toshav of the first-degree relative residing in Israel
B. Photocopy of passports of all visitors
C. Proof of family connection between the foreign visitor and the relative residing in Israel and a proof of connection between the foreign visitor and their spouse and children (Official documents such as birth certificate, marriage, etc. )
D. Completely filled out 'personal details' declaration and quarantine declaration, see below
G. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause covering COVID-19
H. Valid flight ticket to Israel
I. Certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or vaccination certificate for every visitor, for all ages


J. In case of a wedding event: Attach an proof of opening of a marriage file from the marriage bureaus in the religious councils or wedding registration from another alternative office + joint affidavit of the marrying couple signed before a notary public


https://embassies.gov.il/new-york-he/Documents/Website2020/Declaration_Pack.pdf

K. Once all files are collected, compress to one PDF file and click on the email address to generate your request: consular.services@newyork.mfa.gov.il



Good to Know;
have an israeli cell number will be easier to get out of isolation

you will need a PCR prior returingin to the states


PCR In Jerusalem :

Beit hadfus  givat shaul                  100 shekel

Mada via Ichilov.simple-sites.co.il    135 shekel

Refuit  romema                              170 shekel

Ichud hatzalah          romema         269 shekel
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Form to request to get out of Bidud
https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineExceptionExit%40health.gov.il?

List of Serological testing sites.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lF14LuxDKrwPCUc2ZdMbhHoplTQcaQmfS02I4GsnGlI/edit

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #240 on: July 07, 2020, 01:36:04 PM »
Married and have a student visa. Wife has accompanying-student visa. Misrad hapnim says that's not good enough, and she needs a student visa too. Is that true, or is the rep mistaken?
She should be included in yours. Possibly you need to add her and maybe the embassy can do it.
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #241 on: July 07, 2020, 01:39:43 PM »
Married and have a student visa. Wife has accompanying-student visa. Misrad hapnim says that's not good enough, and she needs a student visa too. Is that true, or is the rep mistaken?
rep is mistaken

Why not go through your institution?
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #242 on: July 07, 2020, 01:41:04 PM »
Married and have a student visa. Wife has accompanying-student visa. Misrad hapnim says that's not good enough, and she needs a student visa too. Is that true, or is the rep mistaken?
call your local israeli embassy
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #243 on: July 07, 2020, 04:29:57 PM »
rep is mistaken

Why not go through your institution?
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #244 on: July 07, 2020, 06:55:53 PM »
rep is mistaken

Why not go through your institution?

That's what the rep told the institution.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #245 on: July 08, 2020, 06:04:44 AM »
That's what the rep told the institution.
Big if true. Contact Chaim Vchesed

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #246 on: July 09, 2020, 11:00:54 AM »
Masa is saying that if you apply through them you can get a student visa, even for unmarried students.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #247 on: July 09, 2020, 11:37:36 AM »
Masa is saying that if you apply through them you can get a student visa, even for unmarried students.

This is true. The chareidi politicians are angry about that because Masa doesn't work with yeshivas in general.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #248 on: July 09, 2020, 12:14:47 PM »
Masa is saying that if you apply through them you can get a student visa, even for unmarried students.
A student visa doesn't equal entry permit
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #249 on: July 09, 2020, 12:50:07 PM »
They are getting entry permits under Masa. Misrad Hapnim confirmed it, in addition to all the hoopla created by the chareidi MKs.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #250 on: July 09, 2020, 05:18:26 PM »
They are getting entry permits under Masa. Misrad Hapnim confirmed it, in addition to all the hoopla created by the chareidi MKs.
Seminaries that get MASA funding are getting their students in (student visas approved) ?

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #251 on: July 09, 2020, 05:32:22 PM »
Seminaries that get MASA funding are getting their students in (student visas approved) ?
MASA cancelled all funding for Americans if IRC
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #252 on: July 09, 2020, 06:06:02 PM »
MASA cancelled all funding for Americans if IRC

You are correct that the scholarships were curtailed, although not entirely eliminated. However, MASA is still arranging for student visas and entry permits for American students attending Yeshiva/Seminary in Israel.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #253 on: July 09, 2020, 06:07:51 PM »
MASA cancelled all funding for Americans if IRC
All future programs but not courses that have already started. Was in contact with MASA
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/282526


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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #254 on: July 09, 2020, 07:09:52 PM »
You are correct that the scholarships were curtailed, although not entirely eliminated. However, MASA is still arranging for student visas and entry permits for American students attending Yeshiva/Seminary in Israel.
So if there arranging for their students, shouldn't this solve some of the problem with student coming in since so many seminaries and yeshivas are under MASA?

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #255 on: July 10, 2020, 02:39:15 AM »
So if there arranging for their students, shouldn't this solve some of the problem with student coming in since so many seminaries and yeshivas are under MASA?
IF Masa is able to give them permits, yes. (It's probably easier for MASA to give permits to a few students attending a university rather than an entire sem/yeshiva). But, yes, yeshivos and seminaries are preparing for bringing in students via MASA
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #256 on: July 10, 2020, 09:52:34 AM »
So if there arranging for their students, shouldn't this solve some of the problem with student coming in since so many seminaries and yeshivas are under MASA?

IYH yes. My son's school told us to register with Masa and I did a Whatsapp Chat with them and they confirmed that they could do entry permits and student visas, that was why I posted it here yesterday.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #257 on: July 10, 2020, 10:41:51 AM »
How do seminaries plan on doing quarantine, how about if there's 1 positive case and it gets shut down for 2 weeks where are they putting all girls?
Besides the fact I'd be surprised if girls even want to come next year it's pretty clear this won't be the best winter to be in Israel

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #258 on: July 10, 2020, 10:56:30 AM »
How do seminaries plan on doing quarantine, how about if there's 1 positive case and it gets shut down for 2 weeks where are they putting all girls?
Besides the fact I'd be surprised if girls even want to come next year it's pretty clear this won't be the best winter to be in Israel
Schools are creating contingency plans for this. Leaving additional rooms open for anyone positive. And quarantining everyone else.
From the seminaries I have spoken to, they have more demand rather than less. Though that obviously could change
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #259 on: July 15, 2020, 12:55:54 PM »
IF Masa is able to give them permits, yes. (It's probably easier for MASA to give permits to a few students attending a university rather than an entire sem/yeshiva). But, yes, yeshivos and seminaries are preparing for bringing in students via MASA

Until the Govt catches wind of it and starts scrutinizing the MASA applications/shuts the MASA loophole down.