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31Mar2014

Arranging residency status for an elderly parent of an Israeli Citizen

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Israel is a country that restricts immigration; its doors are open only to a limited amount of people that fall under the “Law of Return 1950,” or under the law of “Entry into Israel 1952.” While those that qualify under the law of return and spouses of Israeli Citizens have several options available to them
27Mar2014

Asylum Seekers to Israel – Political and Legal Aspects

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Introduction For the past few years, foreign nationals have been entering Israel illegally and seeking asylum. The entry of numerous foreign citizens in Israel, concentrated in the southern neighborhoods of Tel Aviv, poses problems for the government, which the government so far has failed to resolve. Most of the foreign nationals come from Eritrea and
15Mar2014

Renouncing US Citizenship

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Below is a brief synapsis of the procedures and effects of a U.S. citizen renouncing US citizenship.   PROCEDURE One must “voluntarily and with intent, relinquish US Citizenship;” Appear before a US Embassy/Consulate in a foreign country to renounce, and sign an oath of renunciation; Complete a IRS Form 8854, DS 4079 and Expatriation Information
13Mar2014

State of Israel Economic Waters

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Introduction It is clear that Israeli laws are valid and binding all over the State of Israel and all its residents must obey these laws. This is an overall binding rule, adapted and certified by Israeli High Court. The territorial boundaries of Israel were determined in various agreements throughout the years, and also include water
08Mar2014

Foreign experts and their families – changing the regulations

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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In this article we will explore the issue of Entry visas for foreign experts’ families, explain the process and purpose of this specific Visa and elaborate on the problematic aspects of the present Entry Visa regulations. Foreign Experts B-1 Visa The issue of relocating foreign experts from all over the world and bringing them to
08Mar2014

Foreign Experts Visas – Legal Limitations

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Life in our global era certainly has, among other effects, a strong effect on the working market and the professional experts market all over the world. While in the past relocation of professional experts was rarely done, the multitude of international companies and the increase in the number of subsidiary companies requires employing foreign experts
08Mar2014

Distinction between “Business Visitor” and “Foreign Expert Employee” in Israel

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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This article continues our series of articles dealing with definition of a “business visitor” according to Israeli immigration laws. The first article discussed the Entry to Israel Act, and pointed out the very general definition for the business visitor/tourist B-2 Entry Visa, under Section 5 of the Entry into Israel Law. We have demonstrated that
03Mar2014

Regulating the Status of a Foreign Spouse – Discrimination of Gay Partners

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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There are many cases nowadays in which Israeli citizens are sharing their life with foreign spouses from all over the world, due to many travels abroad and the relatively large number of foreign visitors. Such couples are given the possibility of regulating the foreign spouse’s status in Israel and seeing Israel as their permanent home.
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