I have a Vietnamese passport with Schengen visa and am currently staying in France.
Can I visit Israel with this passport or do I need to apply for an Israel visa from the Israel Embassy?
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I'm afraid you need a visa. From TIMATIC (courtesy KLM):
/ 27JAN17 / 0828 UTC National Viet Nam (VN) /Destination Israel (IL) Israel (IL)
Passport required. - Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the period of intended stay. Passport Exemptions:
- Passengers with an emergency or a temporary passport.
Visa Issuance: Visa required, except for Passengers with a confirmation issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior can obtain a visa on arrival if they travel in a group of 10 or more. Additional Information:
- Travelers can:
- enter Jordan over land directly from occupied territory
- enter occupied territory overland directly from Jordan.
- Former nationals of Israel holding a foreign passport
Warning: - Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.
Timaticweb Version 1.3 27 January 2017