Introduction:

The worker must submit a request to extend her B/2 visa in Israel for this period
During the leave and for 60 days after, her employer is not allowed to fire her unless he has permission from the Ministry of Economy
For additional information see section 7(d) of the Women's Employment Law and section c10 of the procedures for foreign workers who are pregnant and give birth in Israel


A foreign worker is entitled to take Unpaid Leave Following Maternity Leave.

  • The worker must arrange f or her permit to be extended for her to stay in Israel during the time of her leave.
  • The maximum amount of leave she can take is a quarter of the time she has been employed by the same employer and not more than a year from the day she gives birth.
  • During the leave and for 60 days after, her employer is not allowed to fire her unless he has permission from the Ministry of Economy.
  • For additional information regarding the right to unpaid leave see Unpaid Leave Following Maternity Leave.

Who is Eligible?

How to Claim It?

  • The worker must notify her employer that she would like to take unpaid leave once her maternity leave is over. (Her employer may not prevent her from doing so and may not fire her.)
  • The worker can advance her maternity leave and begin it up to 7 weeks before her due date. For additional information see Maternity Leave.
  • The worker must submit a request to the Population and Immigration Authority to extend her B/2 visa, which allows residency in Israel without working. For additional information on the request process see Living and Working in Israel as Foreign Worker After Giving Birth.

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