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Last updated: 09.06.2024
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Making Aliyah is a long process, consisting of several phases. This document will give you an overview of the entire administrative process.

What You Will Need:

In order to make Aliyah you will need a number of documents. You can find more details here.

Steps to Take:

Call the Jewish Agency in order to start the process. You can find the phone number for your country/city here. You will then be sent a link to a form to fill out. If you need help with this, watch our tutorial.

You will receive an email from your account manager at the Jewish Agency setting a date and time for a first conversation, during which the Aliyah process and which documents you need will be explained. Be ready for the call.

After the call, you will receive a list of the required documents and your access details to the Aliyah Portal. All the following actions must be done on the Aliyah Portal:
a) Access the Portal and create your own password
b) Fill out the eligibility questionnaire
c) Pay the fee and upload the receipt
d) Fill out the remaining questionnaires
e) Upload the required documents
f) Send an email to your account manager informing him that you have completed the procedure.

After submitting all the required documents, the Jewish Agency will check your file. Be advised that they might request additional documents or information.

Once your documents receive initial verification, you will be notified that you are ready to schedule an interview with the Jewish Agency’s shaliach. You must follow the instructions exactly in order to schedule your interview. Please note that each country has a different way of scheduling them. In addition, you will be asked to send all the original documents to the Jewish Agency office. We advise you to make copies of everything you submit.

After the interview, you may have to submit additional documents, such as:

  • New background check with Apostille
  • Missing Apostilles of other documents
  • Medical certificate
  • Renewed portal forms

If the Jewish Agency does not get in touch with you within 30 days of the interview, contact them.

The Aliyah approval process ends with the issuance of a visa. This visa is valid for 6 months so you should coordinate with your Shaliach the best date for your Aliyah.

The Aliyah process is long and there are many things to consider. Use our pre-Aliyah timeline to help you plan.