Processing your te’udat zehut may take from a few weeks to a few months. The te’udat zehut will be sent in the mail.
Note: at the same time you can request a teudat ma’avar, which serves as a temporary Israeli Passport.
Registration of children in school, kindergarten, and day-care is generally done at the office of the Department of Education (Machleket Chinuch) of the local authority where you live. When you register your children, you will need to bring the following documents with you:
Te’udat oleh, with your current address. Rental contract.
Te’udat zehut (or temporary identity certificate), of both parents.
Birth certificate of each child.
Transcripts or certificates from schools your children attended previously. Additional documents may be required. In order to find out exactly which documents you will need to provide, contact the Department of Education of the local authority. In most locations, you can contact the information line of your local authority by dialing 105/6/7.
If you have children aged 3 months to 2 years, you may register them in day-care centers run by your local municipality or community center. Your personal absorption counselor at the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption can provide you with addresses and telephone numbers of day-care centers in your area. For more information on the educational system in Israel, see the booklet entitled “Education,” available from the Publications Department of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption (see order form at the back of this booklet).