Israel Official or Diplomatic Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least one blank visa page. If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Copy of the first two pages of your passport (the page/s showing the photograph and applicant's details).

 

Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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You must complete and send an Authorization Letter addressed, "Attn: Embassy of Israel" stating "I authorize Travel Document Systems to pick up my passport and to discuss the status of my application with the Embassy of Israel Visa Section." . Click here for the Authorization Letter. (print using the Print button on your browser)

 

 

A letter from sending government department or agency, addressed to:
Embassy of Israel
Visa Section
Washington D.C.

The letter must explain all of the following:
Applicant's position and title
Purpose of travel
Dates of the intended visit
Contact person in Israel

 

Please Send One Completed and Signed Application Form.

 

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The visa is usually issued for multiple entry for a period of 2 years from date of issue, provided the passport remains valid, for a period of stay up to 90 days.

Your application will be checked and hand carried to the Embassy and is usually processed in 10-14 business days.

 

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$70.0010-14 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

FedEx Return ShippingFedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Multiple Gratis Up to 90 Days 2 Years 10-14 Business Days

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.