The following documents will be issued to you at the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption reception office:
Te’udat oleh (immigrant certificate). Your te’udat oleh must be presented when claiming all forms of Ministry of Immigrant Absorption assistance, and when taking advantage of your various rights as a new immigrant throughout the absorption period. A te’udat oleh is given to a single immigrant over the age of 17, or to a family of immigrants. The te’udat oleh must have the photos of both spouses in the case of a family, and must list all children
up to age 25 who made aliyah with the family.
Children of the family over the age of 25 receive their own te’udat oleh.
It is important to present the te’udat oleh any time that you claim assistance and benefits from the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, the banks, the Customs Authority, the National Insurance Institute, and other government bodies, as well as when registering with a health fund.
Important! Be sure to verify that the information on your te’udat oleh is accurate. As certain types of assistance are allocated on the basis of family status, it is essential that relevant details, such as how many children you have, and their ages, are correct.
Authorization of Registration in the Population Registry:
this serves as verification of your Israeli citizenship, and will temporarily serve as a te’udat zehut (identity card) until receipt of your permanent card from the Ministry of the Interior. The authorization is attached to your te’udat oleh. When requesting assistance or services from various institutions, you will usually be asked to present your identity number. During your first few weeks in the country, you should submit a request for a permanent te’udat zehut at the nearest branch of the Ministry of the Interior. See the section on requesting a te’udat zehut below.
Voucher entitling you to six months of free health insurance
(provided that you will be enrolled in ulpan and/or will not work during this period).
Voucher covering land transportation from the airport to your destination in Israel.
The absorption process for returning minors and immigrant citizens who do not arrive on a new immigrant visa starts at a later stage, following arrangement of your status with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption. However, if you arrive with a referral letter from an aliyah shaliach, you should consult with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption office at the airport.