I am an Indian citizen. I have completed a Change of Status from OPT to O-1 within the US. I will be visiting Israel for work and am trying to figure out whether the US Consulate in Israel will do a first time O-Visa stamp for a third country national? And if you have an prior experience in this area, how has the visa stamping process in Israel been (are they friendly, harsh etc.)?
I am trying to avoid going back to India for the stamp, as I haven't been to India since 2001 (most of my family -- parents, brother etc. -- are settled in the U.S.). Any thoughts and insight would be very much appreciated. Let me know if I can provide any additional information. Thanks in advance.
Israel does not have letter based visa system. Surly, they do not have the O1visa. if you are talking about US O1 visa , the answer is yes. US consulate can issue a nonimmigrant visa foil to you.
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The way to find out is to send an email to the NIV section at the Tel Aviv consulate and ask whether they will entertain an O-1 visa application by a third country national on a business visit in Israel.
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You will need to contact the US Embassy there.
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