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“A warning to those who have sent documents to the consulate in New York — DON’T email to check if you’re approved. I did, and was notified that those who send emails go to the end of the list. So now I have to wait still longer to hear if I can leave the day after Shavuot! Oy!“
Could this be for real? That might be the most Israeli response I’ve ever heard!
But sure enough, DDF member cubicles shares that he applied for permission to travel to Israel back on April 20th. He is trying to visit his father in an old age home.
When he inquired on May 6th about the status of his application, he got back this auto-reply with the same warning,
“4. Do not send more than one email for the same application – every additional email that is sent for the same application resents [sic] the place of the application to the end of the line and prevents the department from processing your application on time”
DDF member cubicles says that he had to reschedule his flight to Israel multiple times and still has not received permission to enter the country, some 3 weeks after applying!
It sure seems like having a relative in Israel go to the Misrad Hapnim is the best way to apply for permission to travel to Israel. But that’s not feasible if you’re just trying to visit an elderly parent in an old age home for the first time since before the pandemic. 🙁
Israel needs to rectify this situation. The hoops that people have to jump through in order to visit their first degree relatives are beyond absurd!
How long have you waited to get an ishur to enter Israel? How did you apply to enter?