A1104 / Version 3 / 02.07.2023 / English
You are already an Israeli citizen.
On the day of your return to Israel you are at least 17 years old.
You have lived abroad for at least 2 years (not as an Israeli emissary).
You have not visited Israel for more than 4 (consecutive or cumulative) months in each year of absence (during the last 2 years).
In the last 10 years you did not receive assistance as a returning resident from Misrad HaKlita.
In the last 2 years you did not receive assistance as an Oleh Chadash.
Six months before returning to Israel, you must apply to a personal absorption counselor in order to obtain a returning resident’s pass (Teudat Toshav Chozer).
After approximately 2 weeks, you will be notified if you have fulfilled the eligibility requirements.
After returning to Israel, the Misrad HaKlita will issue a returning resident certificate (Teudat Toshav Chozer). This certificate enables you to continue receiving financial support and to proceed with the absorption process at the district office of the Misrad HaKlita that is closest to your place of residence.
If you haven’t paid your social security dues while abroad or are no longer considered a resident of Israel, your are not eligible for the national health insurance upon your return. During the waiting period (one month for every year you have spent abroad, max. 6 months), you should arrange for private insurance. Children are immediately eligible for the national health insurance.
You can clarify your status at the national health insurance (Bituach Leumi)