Shivat Zion

First Steps in Israel​

קליטה - תחילת הדרך

After having made Aliyah, there are a number of things to do. These are the first steps of Klita you should take. The order of the steps is crucial. Without a bank account you cannot take the next steps.

What You Will Need:

A. Document of Identification

Make sure to have your Passport, Teudat Zehut and Teudat Oleh with you.

The Process Step-by-Step:

1. Open a Bank Account

Choose an Israeli bank and open a bank account. It is recommended to choose a bank that is near your home or work. How to open a bank account is explained here.

2. Ministry of Immigration & Absorption

Once you’ve opened and activated your bank account, set an appointment with the Ministry of Immigration & Absorption (Misrad HaKlita) in your city. You will then start to receive your Sal Klita (basket of benefits). Find more details here.

3. Health Insurance

Before you made Aliyah, you probably chose a Kupat Cholim (HMO). Go to a branch and get registered. You can find more details here.

4. Ulpan

One of your benefits is a Hebrew Language course (Ulpan). You will receive more information during your first visit at Misrad HaKlita.

5. School

If you have children, set an appointment with the school manager in order to arrange schooling for them. You can find more details here.

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