The following is a guide to the Rights and Benefits provided to Ktinim Chozrim* by the Israeli Government. Please note that each of these benefits is valid for a limited time period.
For more information on making Aliyah as a Katin Chozer, click here.
If your status is different than the status for which the page is intended, please click on the link to your status:
Former A-1 Visa Holder
Financial assistance provided by Misrad Haklita (Ministry of Aliyah and Integration).
The Ministry of Housing offers Olim Chadashim rental assistance beginning from the 8th month of Aliyah.
Bituach Leumi (the National Insurance Institute) provides up to 12 months of free basic health insurance to new Olim.
Free full-time Hebrew Ulpan course, available in many locations around Israel.
Heavily subsidized university tuition for eligible young Olim.
Olim are allowed to bring in appliances and household items tax-free.
Free Flight to Israel
For eligible Olim making Aliyah from outside Israel.
Israeli Income Tax
Discounted income tax payments on income earned in Israel.
Low interest rates, compared to other market rates, for up to about 150,000 NIS.
Taxi from Ben Gurion
Olim receive a free taxi ride to their first destination in Israel.
Issued at the local branch of Misrad Haklita.
Olim pay a reduced tax rate on the purchase of a new car in Israel or the import of a car from abroad.
Foreign Income Tax
Tax breaks on passive and active income earned overseas.
Bringing in Money
The max. amount of cash that an Oleh can bring into Israel is 1,250,000 NIS.
Serving in the IDF
Ktinim Chozrim must clarify their status with the IDF upon making Aliyah
*Who is a Katin Chozer?
-An Israeli citizen who left Israel before the age of 14 with at least one parent. (In the case of divorce, the applicant will need to provide proof that he/she left the country legally with one of their parents).
-A dual foreign/Israeli citizen who made Aliyah with his/her parents as a minor and left Israel before the age of 14 with at least one parent.
-A foreign (non-Israeli) citizen who lived in Israel as a minor on a temporary resident visa and left with both parents before their 14th birthday. In this case, the applicant will receive the status of a Katin Chozer from Misrad Haklita, but will be defined as an Oleh/Olah by the Ministry of Interior. He/she will travel to Israel with his/her foreign passport and will need an Aliyah visa.
Terms and Conditions:
The applicant must have spent at least four consecutive years abroad with at least one parent, and they must return to Israel after the age of 17.
If the Katin Chozer’s parents were employed by an Israeli employer such as JNF, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or other private Israeli companies over the past 5 years, then the applicant will not be recognized as a Katin Chozer.
THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING A PERSON’S ALIYAH STATUS.