You will need to apply for an Israeli visa to travel whether for religious or tourism reasons, pilgrimage to Jerusalem, business or to even see a friend or family. The latest requirements and how to get an Israel visa in Nigeria this 2017 is what we shall discuss in this article.
Israel is the Jewish speaking nation and the biblical holy land that houses many of the religious sites in the world. It is located in the southeast near the Red Sea with its capital in Tel Aviv. Although, most people still regard Jerusalem as its capital because the famous Solomon’s temple built there. It is no surprise that both Christians and Muslims travel to Israel on pilgrimage.
As a visitor, you would need to identify the various types of visa categories that you may want to apply which suits your purpose of travel. These categories include:
- Immigration visa
- A/1 Temporary Resident visa
- A/2 Student visa
- A/3 Clergy visa
- A/4 visa for spouses and children
- B/1 Work visa
- B/2 Visitor’s visa
The travel visa which is also the B/2 visitor’s visa is the most popular used for those travelling to Israel for holiday break, tourism or travelling for the purpose of visiting family and friends. Which ever type of Israeli visa you chose, there are different requirements you should know before visiting the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria.
One of such requirement is that you must apply for your Israeli visa in person at the Embassy located in Abuja at Plot 12, Mary Slessor Street, Off Udo Udoma Crescent, Asokoro. If you have questions or inquiries, you can mail the Israeli Embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steps on How to Apply for Israel Visitor’s Visa 2017
- Download, print and fill visa application form HERE.
- Take along with you the visa application fee of N5,000 (non-refundable)
- Take the following travel documents below to the Israeli Embassy from Monday to Friday (Time: 10am to 1pm)
- The original and photocopy of travel passport that should have a validity period of at least 6 months after the application date of entry into Israel.
- Original and photocopy of visa application form
- Bank statement of account for the last 3 to 6 months showing that you have the financial ability to fund your trip. For corporate account holders, you must provide proof of ownership of the business and you have to be a signatory to the corporate account.
- Flight booking or reservations.
- Two 5x5cm passport photographs.
- Confirmation for hotel reservation in Israel
Depending on the purpose of travel, there are other documents you would also need to take to the Embassy. For example, if you are traveling with your children (minor), you will need to take their birth certificate(s) along which must have been verified by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
If it is for medical treatment or checkup, your doctor/medical report from a recognized hospital in Nigeria will also be submitted to support your signed Israel visa application. We advice that you speak with your medical consultant in this regard.
Normally, most people are often invited by a family or friend to come over. In this case, you are to include your invitation letter with other important travel documents as stated above. It is expected that the invitation letter should contain the full name(s), occupation, date of birth, bank statement (if he or she is sponsoring the trip), address and residential status of the host residing in Israel.
As with other foreign countries, that you posses a visa isn’t a guarantee that you’d be granted entry. Also, obtaining the wrong Israel visa type would hamper your chances of entering the country. If you are in doubt or have any question, please contact the embassy via the mail as seen above.
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