In accordance to section 13 of the law regarding entrance to Israel of 1952, an official inspector or policeman can request identification and proof of legal status in Israel. At a press of a button the Border Control station will print a card including the principle details of the traveler as in the first page of the passport. The card will also depict the date of arrival and visa information. This card is called The “Electronic Gate Pass” and it is a new and modern technological system instrumental in meeting the needs of the various Immigration, security, Airport and Tourism authorities as well as providing the tourist with the credentials necessary to prove his visa status. At the airport, this card allows the traveler to exit the arrival terminal without further delays.
The Gate Pass is an official form of identification while in Israel.
We ask all tourists to keep the card at hand at all times as proof of their status.