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ARLI - Renouncing Israeli Citizenship

Hatzharat ARLI
הצהרת ארל"י
Last updated: 02.07.2023
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Olim can decide to renounce their Israeli citizenship. For example, Olim from countries that don’t allow dual citizenship may choose to do this. Renouncing Israeli citizenship is called “declaring ARLI.” ARLI can only be declared within 3 months of Aliyah or from the official Oleh registration date. The declaration is per family, may include underage children born outside Israel, and must be submitted by a person over 18 years old. Declaring ARLI needs to be done in person, at Misrad Hapnim. If children are included, it is best to have both parents present. The service is free.

What You Will Need:

Teudat Zehut or the official document you used to enter Israel.

Foreign passports of all the people included in the declaration. The passports must contain the Aliyah visas (even if the passports themselves have expired).

Steps to Take:

Present your documents to the clerk.

The clerk may suggest you seek extra legal counsel regarding the ramifications of ARLI for your other nationality.

Sign the paper validating this issue with your name and Teudat Zehut number.
Your declaration will the be checked, processed, and placed in your file.

Important Note:

If one of the parents of children under 18 cannot be present, additional consent or other official documents will be required. Contact us for further assistance if this is the case.

Make sure to fill out the declaration correctly. Submitting inaccurate information on an ARLI form may jeopardize your other nationality.

If you change your mind, you need to submit an official request within the 3-month period mentioned above.