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lg_fl_icon_uslg_fl_icon_canApplication for Nefesh B’Nefesh Assistance and The Jewish Agency for Israel Aliyah Approval

Nefesh B’Nefesh is dedicated to facilitating and encouraging Aliyah from North America and the UK by offering holistic support and guidance throughout the Aliyah process, including employment, absorption, and financial aid for individuals making Aliyah. The Jewish Agency for Israel determines Aliyah approval based on Israel’s Law of Return.

The NBN Aliyah application allows you to apply simultaneously for both Nefesh B’Nefesh assistance and The Jewish Agency for Israel Aliyah approval. The guidance and support offered by Nefesh B’Nefesh are in addition to the basket of benefits offered to new Olim by the State of Israel. 

The online application is interactive and offers live chat support during work hours. Applicants will receive a password which will enable them to log on to a personal web page and check the status of the applications as well as upload documents to the relevant section of the application. 

For those who prefer to submit a written application, a PDF application is available for download.

An interview will be required, as well as presentation of original documents. Additional document certification may also be requested in certain cases. A Jewish Agency for Israel Aliyah Shaliach may be present at Nefesh B'Nefesh One-on-One meetings in North America. If you are making Aliyah with children, please note that it is not necessary to bring your children to your meeting with the Aliyah Shaliach. If you have not yet opened an Aliyah file with the Jewish Agency, please complete the online application in its entirety. If you have already opened an Aliyah file with a Jewish Agency for Israel Aliyah Shaliach, please complete the Aliyah approval process with your Shaliach; and submit a separate application to Nefesh B’Nefesh for Aliyah assistance.



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