➢ You must operate in a regulated industry. Only employers operating in the following sectors are permitted to hire migrant workers: construction, agriculture, industry, nursing, and ethnic restaurant industries. 

➢ You may also employ an expert foreign worker. The expert professionals you hire must fall under one of the following categories:

◦ Manager, senior representative, or trusted employee of a foreign or international company 

◦ A senior member of staff in a foreign airline or shipping company 

◦ Lecturer or researcher in an institute of higher education 

◦ Researcher employed under the EU Framework Program 

◦ Medical intern or expert at a hospital 

◦ Diamond merchant

◦ Foreign photographer or correspondent  

◦ Foreign academic graduate in the high-tech profession  

◦ Representatives of armies of foreign countries  

◦ Foreign experts arriving in Israel for short periods of up to 90 days for the performance of a temporary or provisional task 

◦ “Expert wages” expert 

➢ You must comply with the specific quotas the Israeli Government has set for each industry. 

➢ If you wish to hire an expert foreign worker, you must be able to pay the foreign worker twice the average salary that would be paid to an Israeli national

➢ The foreign workers you intend to hire must be under the age of 60

➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly

➢ After finding a good match, conduct the interview, make a job offer, then sign an employment contract

➢ You must apply for a work permit at the Permits Department of the Population and Immigration Authority

➢ Required documents for a work permit for expert foreign workers: 

◦ Worker’s professional resume

◦ Worker’s relevant diplomas, degrees, and certificates

◦ An accountant’s report confirming the company’s active status without any “ongoing entity warning”

◦ A certified copy of the 102 form that you submitted to the National Insurance Institute. The form, detailing Israeli workers’ information, must cover the last 3 months

◦ For foreign companies without an Israel-based branch: power of attorney 

◦ Any additional documents that justify the need for employing foreign workers in Israel

◦ Proof of paid application fee (NIS 1,300)

➢ Required documents for a work permit for foreign workers in the nursing sector:

◦ Fully completed and signed application form

◦ Copy of ID card and slip

◦ Any additional required documents that justify the need for employing a foreign worker

◦ Proof of paid application fee (NIS 310)

➢ You must apply for a visa on behalf of your future employee at the regional Population Authority Bureaus, at the address specified in the work permit

➢ Required documents:

◦ Fully completed and signed application form 

◦ Two passport-size photos of the worker

◦ A photocopy of the worker’s passport. The passport must be valid for at least one year

◦ A photocopy of the work permit

◦ Payment of the annual fee in accordance with section 1J of the Foreign Workers Law

◦ Medical certificate stating that the applicant is in good health and free from contagious diseases 

◦ Affidavit stating that the applicant does not have relatives in Israel

◦ Affidavit stating that the applicant agrees to have his fingerprints taken

◦ Affidavit stating that the foreign worker acknowledges that they are scheduled to be employed in the specific area of ​​expertise. The declaration must also state that they possess the required skills and qualifications

◦ Proof of a clean criminal record

◦ Medical insurance 

➢ Application fee: NIS 185

➢ Processing time: 2-4 months

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