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December Consulate Holidays - December 10, 2014

December 10, 2014

 December Consulate Holidays

Employers and foreign nationals should expect delays in the processing of work permits in the next few weeks, when many Israeli consulates worldwide close or have reduced staff and hours due to the holiday season. During this time backlogs can occur as employers and foreign nationals submit large numbers of applications for assignments scheduled to begin early in the new year. 

Israeli consulates abroad have the option of closing or operating on a part-time schedule between December 23, 2014 through January 1st, 2015. During the partial closures, applications may not be processed, and no work permits or visas may be issued, depending on the particular consular post.  Processing delays may continue after the holidays due to application backlogs resulting from the closures, though the extent of the processing delays cannot be predicted with specificity at this time.

Applicants and Employers are strongly advised to contact the particular consulate before travelling, to make sure the consular staff will be able to provide service on the particular date.

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