To encourage more Indian travellers to visit Israel, Embassy of Israel has opened a visa application centre in the city for tourists from West Bengal and the north eastern states.
Additionally, visa applications in jurisdiction under the New Delhi centre are also acceptable at the new Kolkata Centre, it said in a press release. The visa application categories include B1 for employment, B2 for business, tourism, meeting or conference and A2 for students.
Visa fee reduction
Among other initiatives, Israel recently announced a reduction in visa fees to Rs 1,100 (from Rs 1700) for Indian citizens.