MY ALIYAH PLANNER
Pre-Aliyah Planning Aliyah Arrival Stage Settling into Israel
Before completing ulpan you should already begin preparations for finding employment. The first thing to arrange is the translation of educational documents (diplomas, transcripts, etc.) and documents that testify to your work experience, and that are not in Hebrew or English. Translated diplomas must be notarized. You must also contact the appropriate regulating body in order to clarify the requirements for working in your profession in Israel, e.g. examinations, licensing procedures, internships, etc. For details on specific professions, see the series of employment guides available from the Publications Department.
Be sure to consult with your personal absorption counselor about your eligibility for vocational ulpan, preparatory courses for licensing exams, training or retraining courses, and other assistance you may be entitled to.
You should also arrange for certification of your overseas degrees and diplomas by The Ministry of Education Bureau for Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees and Diplomas (HaLishka LeHa’arachat Toarim Academi’im VeDiplomot MiChul). This is especially important for employment within the public sector.