In order to qualify for making Aliyah, you must meet at least one of the following conditions:
1. you are Jewish (born to a Jewish mother or converted to Judaism by a Rabbinical Court recognized by the State of Israel), or
2. you have a Jewish father or grandfather, or
3. you are married to an eligible person, or
4. you are widowed by a Jewish person
In addition, you must meet the following conditions:
5. you do not to pose a risk to the national security of Israel
6. you do not to pose a risk to the public health
Are you still in doubt? Complete our eligibility questionnaire to check your right to Aliyah.
If your parents are not Israelis and you were not born in Israel or have previously made Aliyah, the only way to obtain a passport is by making Aliyah.
You even have to. Only after the Jewish Agency has verified your eligibility, will you know which documents are required in your case.
You must open an application file with the Jewish Agency and submit the conversion documents for verification.
The proof is a letter of the Rabbi which must meet strict conditions. More details you can find here. This document cannot be replaced by a ketubah or an evidence that your ancestors were buried in a Jewish cemetery. In some cases, additional documents may corroborate the information in the letter, but do not replace it.
Who qualifies for the status of Toshav Chozer and what you must do when returning to Israel, is explained in this guide.
If you are not yet an Israeli citizen, yes.
Look for the community or Rabbi who knew your parents and grandparents. Only through the Rabbi’s inquiry will you be able to prove your eligibility. More information on the conditions of that letter you can find here.
If you are eligible for Aliyah but you are not sure if it is the best option for you, the Ministry of the Interior offers the possibility of temporary residence (A1 visa). See our guide here.
If you are eligible for Aliyah, you are also eligible for the A1 visa.
Am Yisrael (the Jewish People) has the privilege to return to the Land of Israel under Jewish rule, after more than 2,000 years living in the Diaspora. Nowadays it’s pretty convenient to make Aliyah and move to Israel, compared to how it was in the beginning of the return to the land of Israel (starting some 140 years ago). It nevertheless requires good preparation and readiness to accept and adjust to a new reality. It’s not easy, but worthwhile. You and your family can spend the rest of your life in the Land of Israel. There are also other aspects and reasons that can be beneficial, such as education, Jewish communities, Jewish culture and business/professionally related considerations. It is important to really want to make Aliyah in order to overcome the first bumps after coming to Israel, we therefore recommend to have a strong ideological base for taking this step.