During your first two or three weeks in Israel as a new immigrant,
it is important that you take each of the relevant steps listed below, in order to enable you to utilize/organize your initial period in Israel to maximum advantage.
Meet with your personal absorption counselor at your local bureau or branch office of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption.
Open an account at the bank of your choice. Register with a health fund (kupat holim). Register at a Hebrew ulpan
Apply for a permanent te’udat zehut (identity card) at the Ministry of the Interior.
Register your children in school, kindergarten, and/or day-care through the local municipal authority.
Consult with a Student Authority counselor, if you are planning to pursue higher education studies in Israel.
Contact the immigrant organization serving immigrants from your country of origin.