Saloum My name is Michael Decker and I'm a lawyer within the law offices of Cohen Decker Pexs and Brosh. Today I wanted to discuss a specific topic under the general subject of immigration to Israel and it is regarding group visas for organized groups sometimes pilgrims sometimes businessmen that want to visit Israel. As you may know, Israel is considered a destination for pilgrims from around the world particularly for the main three large religions Judaism Christianity and Islam and also for other minor or smaller in size religion such as the Bhai religion and many organized groups from around the world want To, therefore, visit Israel. However, some of the countries that include many of these potential tourists do not have visa agreements with Israel. And in contrast to the United States and Europe and other Western countries that do have many times visa agreements with Israel. These tourists can't just come on a plane coming to the border of Israel they need to apply for visas in advance. In some countries like Nigeria, for example, the governments even subsidized and pay for their pilgrims to come and visit Israel on pilgrimages. So how basically do you obtain group visas in order to obtain a group visa you need to be licensed tour agency in Israel. And as an elected tour agency you will then be able to address the interior ministry with the list of tourists that want to come in and you as the tour agency will need to check each and every one of these tourists to make sure that they never resided illegally in Israel to vouch that they will be leaving the country when their trip ends and after you send the list the tour agency the recognized agency send the lists to the Interior Ministry the Interior Ministry will then approve the visas and the tourists upon entry to Israel will obtain visas in their passports. How do you become a licensed agency in Israel in order to become a licensed agent agency in Israel? You must prove that you have experience in Israel with incoming tourism for at least three years. The proof you will need to provide the Interior Ministry is quite exhaustive. You basically need to prove correspondence with agencies abroad correspondence with tour leaders from abroad. Receipts vouchers from hotels and bank vouchers for different tourist sites in Israel and you would basically need to really prove that for the last three years you've been operating many groups into Israel successfully. And also you need to prove that you did not pay VAT to the tax authorities which is the specific designation that tour agencies obtains because in the field of tourism you do not pay VAT tax and by proving you don't pay VAT tax you basically prove to the interior ministry that you've been operating in the field of incoming tours into Israel. You may also be required to submit a deposit so that if a tourist in the group does not leave the country the deposit will be taken away and in addition if groups do not leave the country or even individual tourist within the group do not leave the license given to the agency can be revoked and tour agency that their license was revoked. Can appeal this decision and even go to court to try to obtain their license again. our office actually assists tour agencies with this process. So if you're interested in becoming a licensed agency in Israel our office will be happy to assist you and you can feel free to contact us. Thank you for your time.
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