Israel

Israel has the largest number of technology companies

About Country

    Continent

    Asia

    Capital

    Jerusalem

    Population

    8,655,535

    World share 

    0.1 %

    Land area

    21,640 km²

    Official Languages

    - Hebrew

    Unofficial Languages

    - Arabic
    - English

    Currency

    ILS

    Economy rating

    29

    Economy GDP

    446,708 millions USD

    ВВП на человека

    51,610 USD

Democracy Index

7.84

Flawed
democracy

*

Electoral process and pluralism

9.17
9.17

Functioning of government

7.5
7.5

Political participation

9.44
9.44

Political culture

7.5
7.5

Civil liberties

5.59
5.59

    Crime Rate

    1.5

    Safe zone

    Unemployment

    4.7 %

    Low unemployment

Expense and Salary

;">

2.72

Bad

*

Average salary

5.05
5.05

Average expense

2.08
2.08

Average rent price

1.02
1.02

    Average salary

    3,550 USD

    Average expense

    1,117 USD

    Average rent price

    1,085 USD

Immigration

    Immigration difficulty

    Normal

    Recommended Savings

    13,213 USD

    Double citizenship

    Allowed

    Official site

    Immigration official website

    Compulsory exams

    Passport rating

    24 Amount of countries: 159

Immigration options

Immigration typeRequired TimeFee
Employeefrom 1 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)
54 USD
Marriagenot regulated (paperwork)
7 years (for citizenship)
54 USD
Family reunificationnot regulated (paperwork)
6 months (for citizenship)
0 USD
Studentfrom 1 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)
54 USD
Refugeefrom 1 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)
27 USD
Religionfrom 1 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)
54 USD


Employee

Immigration feeImmigration Time
54 USDfrom 1 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Invitation or contract with the employer;
- Copy of the page with passport details and the passport;
- Foreign passport;
- Medical examination, including fluorography, tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis and HIV/AIDS;
- Certificate from the police about the absence of a criminal record;
- Fingerprint applications;
- 2 photographs 3x4 or 5x5 cm on a white background;
- Confirmation of payment of the fee.
Additional Information:
As always, when you immigrate through work, you need an employer who will send a request to the Israeli Ministry of Internal Affairs that you should work for the good of Israel. Then you get a work visa category B / 1 - this visa is intended for persons whose stay in Israel is allowed for a limited period of time for the purpose of work.
A work visa is renewed once a year and if the employer suddenly fires you, you will have to return home, because Israeli Ministry of Internal Affairs will refuse to extend your visa. You need to spend five years in the country, after that you can apply for citizenship.

Marriage

Immigration feeImmigration Time
54 USDnot regulated (paperwork)
7 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Copy of the page with passport details and the passport;
- Foreign passport(must be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of application);
- Original birth certificates (for all family members);
- Documents to confirm family relationship (marriage certificate, birth charge, etc.) and personal identification (yours, parents, grandparents);
- Additional documents such as death certificate, employment records, military ID;
- Any documents proving that one of your family members is or was a Jew;
- Certificate from the police about the absence of a criminal record;
- 2 photographs 3x4 or 5x5 cm on a white background;
- Filled out forms for a repatriate:
Form for head of family or single
Form for wife or husband
Form for children
Filling instructions
Additional Information:
In fact, spouses go through the same procedure as during repatriation, the only difference is that the period for obtaining citizenship is much longer. The spouses is given temporary status in Israel, and then begins a seven-year process of communicating with local administrations to obtain full citizenship.
You need an A/4 spouse and children visa - this visa is for spouses and minor children of A/2 or A/3 visa recipients.

Family reunification

Immigration feeImmigration Time
0 USDnot regulated (paperwork)
6 months (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Copy of the page with passport details and the passport;
- Foreign passport(must be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of application);
- Original birth certificates (for all family members);
- Documents to confirm family relationship (marriage certificate, birth charge, etc.) and personal identification (yours, parents, grandparents);
- Additional documents such as death certificate, employment records, military ID;
- Any documents proving that one of your family members is or was a Jew;
- Certificate from the police about the absence of a criminal record;
- 2 photographs 3x4 or 5x5 cm on a white background;
- Filled out forms for a repatriate:
Form for head of family or single
Form for wife or husband
Form for children
Filling instructions
Additional Information:
For the Jewish society, nationality is transmitted through the maternal line, and some people think that if you only have a Jewish father in your family, then repatriation is closed to you. This is not so, the law of 1950 "The Law of Return" states that there is a right to repatriate if ANY of your relatives within three generations (grandparents, moms and dads and you) have Jewish nationality, then the road to Israeli citizenship is open to you .
You need to obtain an A/1 visa for those eligible to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return.
You can apply on repatriation:
- If you, your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather are Jews;
- If you are legally adopted by Jews;
- If you are adopted, but also belong to the Jewish nationality;

Student

Immigration feeImmigration Time
54 USDfrom 1 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- An invitation from an educational institution;
- Copy of the page with passport details and the passport;
- Foreign passport(must be valid for at least another 18 months from the date of application);
- Bank statement, to confirm the availability of funds for living in Israel;
- Medical examination, including fluorography, tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis and HIV/AIDS;
- Certificate from the police about the absence of a criminal record;
- Fingerprint applications;
- 2 photographs 3x4 or 5x5 cm on a white background;
- Confirmation of payment of the fee.
- Filled out visa application Entry visa blank;
Additional Information:
For those wishing to study in Israel, you need to present documents for an A / 2 visa. This visa is for those who want to study in Israel, in higher education institutions or in schools. It is important to note that it is forbidden to work on such a visa, so it will not be possible to enter a university and pay for it by a part-time job. The visa is only valid for a year, so you need to renewed all the time.

Refugee

Immigration feeImmigration Time
27 USDfrom 1 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Copy of the page with passport details and the passport;
- Foreign passport(must be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of application);
- Bank statement, to confirm the availability of funds for living in Israel;
- Flight tickets to Israel and back;
- 2 photographs 3x4 or 5x5 cm on a white background;
- Filled out visa application Entry visa blank;
- Confirmation of payment of the fee.
Additional Information:
There are many places in this method where you can be denied asylum. But the procedure is as follows:
- You need to enter the country by some means, such as a B/2 tourism visa;
- Submit an asylum application to the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) commission and it is important that no more than a year has passed since the entry, otherwise you will not even be invited for an interview;
- You will have to prove that there is no place in your home country where you are not persecuted. Often the refusal may be due to the fact that you are in danger only in one region of the country, and you can easily move to another;
- If everything is successful, then you will be issued a visa category A / 5 for a year. The visa must be renewed every year until citizenship is granted. By the way, the visa may not be extended if the commission decides that everything has returned to normal in your homeland.

Religion

Immigration feeImmigration Time
54 USDfrom 1 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- An invitation from a religious community;
- Copy of the page with passport details and the passport;
- Foreign passport;
- 2 photographs 3x4 or 5x5 cm on a white background;
- Filled out visa application Entry visa blank;
- Confirmation of payment of the fee.
Additional Information:
In this method of immigration, it is almost the same as with work, only religious organization must go to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which will send you an invitation. After confirmation from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, feel free to apply for a visa category A / 3 - Visa of the clergy. This visa is granted to clerics for the purpose of performing their priestly duties in their religious communities in Israel.

Taxes

As a basis for income, Israeli residents are taxed on their worldwide income, while non-residents are taxed only on their Israeli sourced income. Income includes, employment, business income and passive income from bank deposits and savings.
The basic rates of income tax are as follows (according to the Israeli Tax Authority). Taxes are charged based on annual income;
salaries in Israel are usually discussed at the monthly rate so these are included for convenience.
Annual income level (NIS) 2019 tax rate
0 – 75,720 ILS 10%
75,721 – 108,600 ILS 14% (+4%)
108,601 – 174,360 ILS 20% (+6%)
174,361 – 242,400 ILS 31% (+11%)
242,401 – 504,360 ILS 35% (+4%)
504,361 - 649,560 ILS 47% (+12%)
649,560+ ILS 50% (+3%)


As of January 2016, the corporate tax rate in Israel is 23%.
Value-added tax (VAT) in Israel, is applied to most goods and services, including imported goods and services. As of 1 October 2015, the standard was lowered to 17%, from 18%.

Education

The education system consists of three levels:
Primary education (grades 1–6)
Middle school (grades 7–9)
High school (grades 10–12)

People with higher education in science and engineering are in demand on the labor market, because the economy of Israel is based on science and technology.
In 2012, the country ranked second among OECD countries for the percentage people that have higher education.
From 2018 to 2019, 62 higher educational institutions operated in Israel.
According to the data in the academic year 2018/19, 306,600 students studied in the institutions.
The structure of the academic degrees in Israel is:
Bachelors
Masters
PhD degrees

The structure of studies in Israel is based on two semesters in one academic year.

Healthcare

Israel has one of the most technologically advanced and highest-quality healthcare systems in the world. Hospitals in Israel are equipped with modern facilities and high-quality medical technology.
Healthcare in Israel is delivered very efficiently. A 2013 found Israel to have the fourth most efficient healthcare system in the world.
In the end of 2014, there were 85 hospitals in Israel: 44 general hospitals, 12 mental health hospitals, 29 specialized hospitals, as well as 278 residential long-term facilities Under the National Health Insurance Law, membership in one of the four following health funds, or Kupot Holim (Patient Funds) is compulsory for all residents of Israel: Clalit, Maccabi, Meuhedet and Leumit. The four Kupot Holim are obligated by the law to offer a minimum package of health services and treatments, known as the "Health Basket".
"Health Basket" includes:
Diagnosis, consultation and medical treatment
Medications according to a list
Hospitalization in a general hospital
Rehabilitation, including hospitalization
Accessories and medical supplies

Climate

Israel is located, between 29°-33° North of the equator, characterized as a subtropical region, between the temperate zone and the tropical zone. Israel's northern and coastal areas have a mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and cool, rainy winters. The southern and eastern areas of Israel are characterized by an arid climate.
The rainy season extends from October to early May, and rainfall peaks in December through February.
Heavy snow falls only in the northernmost part of the Golan Heights, in other parts of the country, snow is observed rarely.

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