It is required that all students who will be attending JUC for one semester or more acquire an A-2 student visa prior to arriving in Israel. Married students also must acquire an A-4 visa for each dependent (spouse and children) who will be in Israel with them.
Our staff in Jerusalem will assist you in the process of securing a visa and provide you with details as needed. The visa process has two steps.
First, our staff must make the initial application for your student visa at the Ministry of Interior in Jerusalem. In order to allow JUC to make this initial visa application on your behalf, you must supply the following documents and information as part of your application for admission into Jerusalem University College:
When this initial visa application on your behalf has been approved by the Ministry of Interior in Jerusalem, the Ministry will inform the Israeli Embassy or Consulate that is responsible for the location of your official home residence. JUC will inform you when this happens and provide you with official paperwork from the Ministry of Interior. Once you receive this paperwork, you must contact the same Israeli embassy or consulate to which the Ministry of Interior sent their approval and arrange for your visa to be affixed to your passport according to the rules and regulations of that particular embassy or consulate. In your conversations and correspondence with the embassy or consulate, you should refer to JUC by its Israeli name, the American Institute of Holy Land Studies. JUC will send guidelines and information to help you contact the correct Israeli consulate.