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Humanitarian Visa Israel

Humanitarian Visas have no specific definition that defines it, but it could fall into many categories like humanitarian visa aims to provide vulnerable people residence in Israel who need protection from prosecution, medical care and treatments, and vulnerable people/widowed or divorced who are unable and unwilling to return to their home country. A lack of a sufficient definition of humanitarian visas makes it very challenging for the applicant to navigate the administrative procedures involved in accessing a humanitarian visa.

Who can apply for a humanitarian visa in Israel?

The foreign person who is outside their home country or legitimate place of residence, is unable or unwilling to return to their country of legal residence because of a legitimate fear of persecution concerning their race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs, and the person who needs critical medical care, and elderly parents/Soldier’s Parents need caregivers, but their child is living in Israel, widowed or divorced foreign spouse of an Israeli citizen, and widowed or divorced foreign parent of a minor Israeli citizen. These people can apply for humanitarian visas.

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Procedures​

Humanitarian visas are granted to people who have been persecuted due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. These people are allowed to enter Israel under humanitarian circumstances.

The applicant must prove that he/she faces persecution in his/her country of origin. If the applicant does not meet these requirements, then he/she cannot obtain a humanitarian visa.

 A person may apply for a humanitarian visa only once every two years. However, if the applicant’s situation changes, he/she may reapply after six months. To qualify for a humanitarian visa, the applicant must provide evidence of having suffered persecution in his/her home country.

The applicant must submit proof of persecution along with his/her application. He/she must present documents that show the following:

  •  Proof of identity (passport, birth certificate, etc.)
  •  Proof of residence in the country where the applicant was born
  •  Evidence of being persecuted
  •  Documentation of medical treatment received
  •  Documents proving that the applicant is unable to return to his/her home country
  •  Evidence that the applicant is unable or unwilling to return to his/ her home country
  •  Evidence of financial need
  •  Evidence of family ties in Israel
  •  Evidence of employment in Israel