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Bearing a long history of political and religious strife, Israel is a small but diverse country in the Middle East that is widely known as 'the Holy Land'. Don't let this history deter you, for the nation is surrounded by water and sand: Israel boasts a vast shoreline along the Mediterranean, a small coast on the Red Sea, and a very salty Dead Sea in the nation's interior. Additionally, the parks, trails, and nature reserves are popular tourist attractions. For example, the Israel National Trail is nearly 1000 kilometers, spanning the length of the nation from north to south. Many people bike or hike a section of it, but some even walk the whole thing! Also, there's the Nativity Trail, the road that Mary and Joseph took to reach Bethlehem, and the Golan Heights Trail, which passes from Mount Hermon to Kibbutz Ha'on in the south.

Before you pack your bags for Israel, you need to find out if you require a visa or not. Lucky for you, Israel’s visa policy is pretty lenient, so chances are that you do not need a travel permit. In fact, there are 100 countries and jurisdictions whose citizens can enter Israel without a visa and stay inside the country for up to 3 months. All the other nationalities need to pay a visit to the nearest Israeli embassy or diplomatic mission and apply for a visa. Note that some nationalities, mostly Muslim-majority countries and territories, require confirmation from the Israeli government before their visa is granted.

To learn in which category you fit in, you can take a look at Israel’s visa policy, however, we recommend you try out our Visa Checker Tool located in the top right corner of this page. Simply choose your country of origin on the left drag-down menu, and put Israel in the right menu. In seconds, the Tool lets you know if you need a visa or not. Moreover, if you need a visa, we provide a list of the nearest embassies.

At the moment, iVisa cannot help you with the visa application process because the Israeli government has not adopted the electronic visa system. We would like to be of help nonetheless, which is why our free support service is at your disposal 24/7.

Before visiting the Israeli embassy, you need to make sure that you meet your nationality's specific requirements. Even though you can find out a lot online, we advise that the information you find be used for reference only. It's always better for you to contact the issuing authority directly and ask your questions there. They will provide the most up-to-date visa information. On the other hand, we can tell you that, as a general requirement, you'll need a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of your departure from Israel.

Unfortunately, we cannot help further with your application process, but we hope that you find the above information helpful. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us or one of Israel’s diplomatic missions.

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