Student Visa (A2)
A student visa is a multiple entry visa valid for one year after which time it can be renewed. You should apply for a student visa in advance at your country of origin, through the Consulate of Israel in your area.
You will likely be asked to provide:
- Passport valid for at least one year
- Letter of acceptance to the Reichman University program
- Student Visa Application form (2 copies)
- Photographs (2)
- Visa fee
- Birth Certificate
- Proof of Health insurance including COVID-19 coverage
- Proof that the student has the financial means to pay for his/her studies and subsistence throughout their stay in Israel
*The consulate may require any additional documents due to COVID or for any other reason.
Renewal of Student Visa
Students may apply for renewal of their student visa either at the Ministry of Interior in Herzliya, or at the Israeli consulate abroad if they are abroad.
Bring the following documents to the Ministry of Interior in Herzliya:
- Student Visa Application form filled out
- Passport & photocopy of the passport (Passport has to be valid for at least 6 months after period of requested visa)
- Two passport pictures
- A short letter explaining how you fund yourself & proof (tuition receipts, scholarships, bank statements etc.)
- Updated Certificate of Enrollment with date of end of studies (available on myRU or from your academic coordinator)
- Updated Grades Transcript (available on myRU)
- Proof of residency in Israel (rent contract or confirmation from Reichman dorms)
- Original Birth certificate (unless you have provided it previously to the Ministry of Interior)
- Fee of 350 NIS (includes multiple entry visa; exemption with proof of Judaism) - payment with Israeli credit card only, no cash!
*The Ministry of Interior may request any additional document
*Documents not in Hebrew/English must be translated and notarized
*For students staying here for 6 months or more, the ministry will send an inquiry to the Israeli police to check about any criminal records.
Students who were born in Israel must contact the nearest Israeli Consulate for updated information. Guidelines and regulations regarding this population change frequently.
Students who have at least one Israeli parent
Contact the nearest Israeli Consulate to check your Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) status, and to obtain an Israeli passport. Request a status of “child of emigrants” (b’nei mehagrim) from your local Israel Consulate. You may be eligible for a deferment from the IDF as long as you are a student. You may turn to RRIS staff for advice and assistance in this matter.
New Immigrant (Oleh Chadash)
You must check your Israel Defense Forces (IDF) status. In general, you need to serve in the army but may be able to defer your service until after you graduate (this depends on your age upon arrival in Israel).
For those interested immigrating from North America or the UK, please click here.
For those interested immigrating from the rest of the world, please click here.