Embarking on a trip to the United States from Israel? You might be pondering whether a visa is necessary and how to navigate the application waters. Here, we'll quickly unravel the B1-B2 visa mystery for Israeli citizens seeking a US adventure and showcase a hassle-free way to apply.
Stick around for a minute, and let's clear the fog on your travel prep!
Do Israeli citizens need a US B1-B2 visa?
No, Israeli citizens are not required to obtain a traditional US B1-B2 visa for short business or tourism visits to the United States, typically up to 90 days.
Instead, they are eligible to apply for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), allowing them to travel to the U.S. with an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). This streamlines their entry into the States, making the journey simpler and more straightforward.
Explore more about the US ESTA for Israeli citizens here
How to get an ESTA Visa from Israel with us
Applying for a visa online is a breeze with us, and you can complete the entire process in just a few short steps through our website or our convenient iVisa app, often in under 10 minutes!
Step 1: Fill in your personal details on the visa application form. After completing the form, you can choose one of three processing speeds to suit your timeline.
Step 2: Take a moment to verify the information you've entered. Accuracy is key to ensuring a smooth application process so all details align with your official documents. Once you're confident everything is in order, you can pay the visa fee using a credit/debit card or PayPal.
Step 3: You must upload the required supporting documents and submit your completed application form. Remember to check that all scans are legible and free of any marks.
Once you've submitted your application, wait for your ESTA to arrive via email after approval. Don't forget to print a copy, keep it with you, and save it on your device, as you'll need to show it to the U.S. immigration officials upon arrival.
US Embassy in Israel
For Israel citizens seeking an ESTA, the US embassy is available in Jerusalem at the following location:
If you want to contact the embassy, you can call this number:
Phone: +972 2-630-4000
If you're looking for a different US embassy closer to you, you can check our embassy directory.
If you have questions about obtaining your US ESTA as an Israeli citizen, our customer support team is on standby to assist you. Reach out through our online chat or email us at [email protected].
We're here to ease your travel preparation and resolve any uncertainties you may have about your travel documents.