Consular Affairs (CA) is the public face of the Department of State for millions of United States citizens and foreign nationals around the world. CA is responsible for the welfare and protection of U.S. citizens abroad, for the issuance of passports and other documentation to citizens and nationals, and for the protection of U.S. border security and the facilitation of legitimate travel to the United States. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv carries out the work of CA in Israel.
Consular Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv consists of the American Citizens Services and the Nonimmigrant Visa Units. Immigrant Visa services are provided by the American Consulate General in Jerusalem.
le disease, have committed criminal acts, or you are likely to become a public charge, you will be found ineligible. The two year foreign residency requirement for former exchage visitors (J visas) is also applicable. If you are found ineligible, the consular officer will advise you if the law provides for a waiver.