Registering as a Married Couple
See Registering for Marriage for further details.
Refer to Misrad Hapnim in your area to register as a married couple. You will need to present your civil marriage certificate with Apostil certification (if the document was issued after 1988) or the Rabbanut marriage certificate if you were married in Israel. Please make sure to bring both Teudot Zehut so both your names can appear on both documents.
When a new Oleh marries a veteran Oleh, Misrad Haklita (Ministry of Absorption) will combine their Teudot Oleh and calculate benefits based on the benefits of the spouse who made Aliyah first. As a result, certain benefits may be affected. Please make sure to bring with you to Misrad Haklita your Teudat Oleh and both spouses’ Teudot Zehut.
How does your marriage affect your Aliyah rights?
There is a difference between individual benefits and family benefits.
Individual benefits include:
Free one way ticket
Mas Hachnasa – income tax
Free university tuition
Individual benefits are not affected by your new marital status. If you are eligible for these benefits prior to your marriage, you will still receive them after your marriage.
Family benefits include:
Customs benefits (car, lifts and appliances)
Arnona (reduced municipal tax)
If the more veteran Oleh has already used one of these benefits, the more recent Oleh will not be eligible to receive them, once they are married.
Depending on the number of years that have passed since you each made Aliyah, you may or may not be eligible for your full customs benefits.
If the more veteran Oleh (within the couple) has been in Israel for more than 6 years, the more recent Oleh retains full customs rights. If the more veteran Oleh has been in Israel for less than 6 years, the more recent Oleh only receives the remaining rights of his/her spouse.
Example 1: Person A makes Aliyah and imports a car and two of the three shipments they are entitled to. Three years after making Aliyah, Person A marries Person B, a new Oleh. Person B is only eligible to one shipment, and they have three years in which to bring it to Israel.
Example 2: Person A makes Aliyah and imports a car and two of the three shipments they are entitled to. Seven years after making Aliyah, Person A marries Person B, a new Oleh. Person B has three years to bring in a car and three shipments.
Once you are married, you receive rent subsidy at the family rate.
Depending on the number of years that have passed since each of you made Aliyah, you may or may not be eligible for your full rent subsidy.
If the more veteran Oleh has been in Israel for less than 4 years, the more recent Oleh only receives the remaining rental subsidy of his or her spouse (at the family rate).
If the more veteran Oleh (within the couple) has already received rent subsidy, the more recent Oleh will not receive this benefit.
For details, see Rental Subsidy.
If an Oleh marries an Israeli, he or she will receive rent subsidy according to the rates for a single, not a family.
Mortgage, Purchase Tax and Arnona:
You will be eligible for the benefits that the more veteran Oleh (within the couple) receives.