Change in Requirements for Sponsorship of Subcontractors

February 10, 2020 | Israel

Effective immediately, the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority has confirmed that work visa applications for subcontractors must be sponsored by the subcontractor’s employer, and that human resource companies are not permitted to sponsor work visa applications. This means that a subcontractor’s host company can no longer sponsor the subcontractor’s work visa application, and that workers employed by human resource companies cannot be sponsored for work authorization. 

The purpose of this change is to ensure that the entity that pays the foreign national (and is therefore responsible for certain sponsorship requirements) is the same entity that sponsors the work visa.