An additional administrative step has been introduced for B-1 work permit applications. The sponsoring employer must now provide a Semech affidavit for each employee.

The Ministry of Interior defines the affidavit as a document highlighting the employer’s legal obligations toward the foreign employee and the state of Israel. It must be signed and submitted with each employee`s B-1 visa application. The affidavit must contain the following:

  • Employee`s details (name, passport and citizenship)
  • Certifcation (legalized by an Israeli lawyer or Israeli diplomatic mission – eventually notarized and apostilled)

Previously, only one Semech affidavit was required for all applications submitted by employers simultaneously.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact the Regional Immigration Manager, EMEA, Vladimir Dziak: