The entry of yeshiva and seminary students into Israel has now been arranged after Sukkos, in order to commence the new academic year.
The process of welcoming back students which was initiated by the Igud, led by Rabbi Nechemya Malinowitz has successfully led to a reinstatement of the entry of yeshiva and seminary students into Israel. The Igud will be exclusively responsible for student visa applications.
As it stands, Yeshivas and seminaries are required to submit details of their students to the Igud, between September 29 and October 13, 2021. These students will receive an entry permit and a student visa which will be valid until March 31, 2022. Prior to March, they will be required to apply for a full-length student visa from within Israel. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years old and must be either vaccinated or recovered from Covid.
Apart from this, students who entered Israel at the beginning of the school year but who leave the country for Sukkos will be allowed to reenter Israel, even if they have not yet obtained a permanent student visa.