Israel: Government offices closed on May 12

Israeli government offices will be closed on May 12 for Israeli Independence Day. Work permits and visa applications will not be adjudicated in Israel and Israeli consular posts abroad may suspend their operations or conduct limited processing that day.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Visa applicants may experience processing and issuance delays on and immediately after May 12 and should check with their local consulate for specific information on holiday operations.