Passport Expiration Rules

All visitors to Israel must arrive with a passport that does not expire within six months from the date your trip ENDS in Israel. If your passport expires in less than six months from the END of your trip, you will need to renew your passport immediately or you may not be allowed entry into Israel. Please do not test this rule! If you are extending your trip, the passport should be valid for 6 months from the end of your stay abroad.

Uploading a Copy of Your Passport

Every participant must upload a digital image of their passport to your Personal Profile as soon as possible after a flight offer has been made.

If you have questions about the passport, please email

Visa Requirements for Entering Israel

If you plan to travel to Israel on a USA, Canadian, or European Union passport, you do NOT need a visa to enter Israel. If you are traveling on a passport from another country (e.g. Russia, Ukraine, etc.) you may need to obtain a visa to enter Israel. If you are traveling on a “USA Travel Document” in place of a passport, you will need a visa and you should contact your local Israeli Consulate immediately. For more information, please contact one of the regional Israeli Consulate offices listed below.

Requirements for an Israeli Citizen or Child of an Israeli Citizen

If either of your parents are citizens of Israel or if you lived in Israel at some point in the past, it is your responsibility to make sure that your status with the Israeli Defense Forces is worked out and clear. If you currently hold —  or have ever held — an Israeli passport, you must enter Israel with a valid Israeli passport. It is critical that you take care of these matters before you arrive in Israel. If you do not take care of these matters prior to your trip, you may be obligated to stay in Israel by the State of Israel until resolution. If this applies to you, you will be solely responsible for your own situation and any costs involved. Again, we highly recommend that you be extremely cautious about these matters and contact one of the regional Israeli Consulate offices below if you have any questions.

Regional Israeli Consulates

Atlanta / 404-487-6500 /
Boston / 617-535-0200 /
Chicago / 312-297-4800 /
Houston / 713-627-0149 /
Los Angeles / 323-852-5500 /
Miami / 305-925-9400 /
New York / 212-499-5400 /
Philadelphia / 215-546-5556 /
San Francisco / 415-844-8885 /
Washington, DC (Israeli Embassy) / 202-364-5527 /

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