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First Steps in Israel

Tze'adim Rishonim
צעדים ראשונים
Last updated: 10.06.2024
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After making Aliyah, there are a number of steps you need to take and the order is crucial. For example, without a bank account you cannot take the next steps listed.

What You Will Need:

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

If you do not receive a temporary Teudat Zehut (תעודת זהות) identity card upon arrival at the airport, you should receive the Sefach (ספח), an appendix, with your identity number. You will need to visit the Misrad HaPnim (משרד הפנים) Ministry of Interior, first to request your Teudat Zehut card before proceeding with the following steps.

To request an appointment at the Misrad HaPnim, click here or call *3450.

Steps to Take:

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.

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.

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

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

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