Temporary Resident Visa A5
this status confers on the holder a work permit, and after 186 days from the date of grant - full social rights. It is a temporary status which is generally renewed every year. Granting the status is subject to the discretion of the authorities. It is customary to grant a status of this type to people who are in the process of proceedings of receiving a permanent status. Receiving the visa is subject to proving terms which may differ from one case to another, in accordance with the rules. In any event, it is necessary to prove that the center of life of the applicant is in Israel. In the event that the status is granted on humanitarian grounds and not under another procedure, the procedure of changing status from status A5 to a permanent resident provides that after 4 years in this type of status one may submit an application for permanent residence.