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Documents for Aliyah

Mismachim Le'Aliyah
מסמכים לעליה
Last updated: 02.07.2023
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There are a number of documents required in order to make Aliyah. Please read the following instructions carefully and prepare the documents exactly as explained.

What You Will Need:

This document cannot be replaced by a marriage certificate or other proofs of identity. You can find more information on the apostille here. 

If you were married more than once, you need to send all the civil certificates (not replaceable by the Ketubah or by the Judicial Sentence of Divorce).

The passport must be valid for at least another 2 years. If you have more than one citizenship, you need to check with the Jewish Agency which one to use.

You need an official criminal background check issued by the Federal Authority of every country where you resided for more than one year after the age of 18. You can find more information here.

You must submit a letter stating your eligibility status. This letter must meet strict conditions that are explained here.

Steps to Take:

Collect all the documents, make sure they are complete and upload them to your Aliyah portal. Don’t forget to send an email or to call the Jewish Agency to inform them that you completed the submission.

Important Note:

If you converted to Judaism, additional documents are required. Learn more here.

The State of Israel recognizes only 4 marital statuses: single, married, divorced, widowed. If your status is different, you need to check how it might influence the Aliyah process and benefits.

If you have Israeli parents or previously lived in Israel, additional documents are required. For more details, please contact us.