How to get an Israeli passport

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How to get an Israeli passport
An Israeli passport is available to all citizens who have lived in Israel for 365 days or more. (Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

An Israeli citizen can apply for a passport after living in Israel for 365 cumulative days after obtaining citizenship. Your first passport will be issued for five years and can be extended without charge for a further five years. Second and subsequent passports are valid for 10 years. If you need to leave Israel in the first three months after immigration, you can travel on your foreign passport provided it has a aliyah visa stamped in it. After that, you will need to apply for a travel document called a teudat maavar if you want to travel outside Israel within your first year of citizenship.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Teudat Zehut (Israeli ID)
  • Foreign passport
  • Teudat Maavar (Israeli travel document) if issued
  • 2 identical passport pictures, size 5cm by 5cm

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  1. 1

    Download a passport application form from the Ministry of Interior or Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. You can also obtain the form from your local Misrad Hapnim office in Israel or the Israeli Embassy in your country.

  2. 2

    Complete the form for each family member who requires a passport. Enter your name and any former names in Hebrew or Latin letters, your parents' first names, your place and date of birth, gender, marital status, address and phone number. If you immigrated to Israel, enter the date you registered as an immigrant.

  3. 3

    Take the form in person to your local Misrad Hapnim office or Israeli Embassy, if this is your first passport. Bring your Israeli ID, foreign passport and previous travel document if applicable, and two identical photographs for each family member who requires a passport. The members of your family who are applying for a passport must also be physically present when you deliver the application form. You can renew or extend a passport by post.

  4. 4

    Hand the application form and identification to the clerk and pay the processing fee. If approved, your passport will be posted to the address on the application form within two weeks.

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