Humanitarian visa Israel

Humanitarian Visas have no specific definition that defines it, but it could fall into many categories like humanitarian via aims to provide vulnerable people residence in Israel who need protection from prosecution, medical care and treatments, and vulnerable people/widowed or divorced who are unable and unwilling to return to their home country. A lack of a sufficient definition of humanitarian visas makes it very challenging for the applicant to navigate the administrative procedures involved in accessing a humanitarian visa.

Who can apply for a humanitarian visa?

The foreign person who is outside their home country or legitimate place of residence, is unable or unwilling to return to their country of legal residence because of a legitimate fear of persecution concerning their race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs, and the person who needs critical medical care, and elderly parents/Soldier’s Parents need caregivers, but their child is living in Israel, widowed or divorced foreign spouse of an Israeli citizen, and widowed or divorced foreign parent of a minor Israeli citizen. These people can apply for humanitarian visas.

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Procedures

The applicant would need to provide all documents according to their visa types. The next steps are to appeal to the Court of Appeal in Jerusalem, to issue at least a temporary stay permit not to deport him/her from Israel.

The Jerusalem Court of Appeal will decide on additional consideration by the Israeli Ministry of interior and, before sentencing, issue a visa.

There will still be a final review by the Israeli Ministry of the Interior before making a final decision. Once the Israeli Ministry of interior issues the humanitarian visa, they may apply for asylum or other residence permits (e.g. a humanitarian residence permit). The Order requires the applicant to submit a petition with all documents for consideration by the Israeli Ministry of the Interior on Humanitarian Issues.