1. The aim of this procedure is to regulate the application process of an employer for a permit to employ a foreign expert and extending such employment permit, and the process of submitting an application for a visa and a license to stay and work in Israel for a foreign expert and extending such visa and license, as well as the process of handling such applications by both the Permits Department of the Employer and Foreign Workers Services Administration (hereinafter, “Permits Department”) and the Local Authorities Bureaus (hereinafter, “the Bureaus”) of the Population and Immigration Authority (hereinafter, “the Authority”).
2. This procedure does not apply to foreign experts invited to work in Israel temporarily for a period of up to 45 days per year, who hold a valid passport of a country whose citizens are exempt from an advance tourist visa in accordance with the Entry into Israel Order (Visa Exemption), 1974. In case of such experts, procedure no. 5.3.0040, “Pilot procedure for the expedited handling of applications to employ a foreign expert who is a citizen of a country whose citizens are exempt from obtaining a tourist visa prior to entering Israel, who is invited to Israel for a period of up to 45 days per year”, shall apply.
3. If any specific procedure exists among the procedures of the Authority regarding particular types of experts, this procedure shall apply together with the specific procedure.