So you’ve just made Aliyah.

Here are your next steps.

Your Aliyah doesn’t stop after you step off the plane – your first weeks of being an Israeli citizen are critical to finalizing your Aliyah process. On this page, we will walk you through everything you need to know to make sure to have as smooth a landing as possible.

Oleh Glossary

As an Oleh Chadash (new immigrant), there are a few key terms that will help you communicate and establish yourself during your first days in Israel.

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Upon arriving in Israel

You will receive:

  • Teudat Oleh (Oleh booklet) from Misrad Haklita (Ministry of Aliyah and Integration). A Teudat Zakaut (Benefits Booklet) will be issued to someone with an Ezrach Oleh status. Katin Chozer is also eligible for a Teudat Zakaut, but does not receive it at the airport.

  • Temporary Teudat Zehut (Israeli ID card): Due to Covid restrictions, this document will not be issued at the airport for anyone.

  • Healthcare registration form: New Olim are signed up and registered for Kupat Cholim at the airport. If you are a Katin Chozer, Ezrach Oleh, or previous A-1 Temporary Resident, see Step 4 below.

  • First cash payment of Sal Klita (Absorption Basket) to those who are eligible.

  • “Note of Future Bank Account” to be stamped by your Israeli bank when you open an account to then be shown to your local Misrad Haklita. For more information, click here.

  • Israeli SIM card with 5,000 minutes, 6 GB internet package. The plan expires after 3 months. You have
    the option of keeping your number with HOT the service provider of the temporary SIM or the company of your choice. For more information, call 02-659-9000, the HOT mobile customer service number for Olim Chadashim
Your First Two Weeks in Israel

In Six Steps

During your first two weeks in Israel, there are a number of offices you need to visit and errands to take care of in order to obtain certain necessary documents and receive your Aliyah benefits. Follow the six steps below that must be completed during this timeframe.

Step 1

Biometric Teudat Zehut

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Step 2

Bank Account

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Step 3

Misrad Ha’Aliyah V’HaKlita

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Step 4

Kupot Cholim

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Step 5

Monthly Child Benefits

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Step 6

School Registration

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The following three steps are time-sensitive but come after the first 6 steps have been completed.

Step 7

Arnona (Muni. Tax) Benefit

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Step 8

Drivers License Conversion

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Step 9

Israeli Passport

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Where to turn in

Emergency Situations

Knowing where to turn in the case of any emergency can be overwhelming. Read more here about who and how you can get help.

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Looking for the right office?

Misrad HaKlita Directory

Schedule an appointment at your local office of Misrad Haklita to arrange Sal Klita payments, register for ulpan and learn about Oleh benefits.

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Understanding your

Aliyah Rights and Benefits

Every Oleh is entitled to receive certain benefit packages from the Israeli Government. These benefits depend on your Aliyah status. If you are unsure about your Aliyah status, please be in touch with your Aliyah Advisor

Please note that each of these benefits is valid for a limited time period.

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Setting Up Your
Home in Israel

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Traveling Abroad
As a New Oleh

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We are here for you!

Nefesh B’Nefesh is here to offer you guidance and resources as you integrate into your life in Israel.

Contact NBN Answers at *3680 or answers@nbn.org.il Sunday-Thursday with any questions.

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