Making Aliyah from North America has never been easier. The NBN online application allows you to simultaneously complete the forms required for Aliyah approval from the Jewish Agency for Israel and assistance from Nefesh B’Nefesh. The guidance and support offered by Nefesh B’Nefesh are provided in addition to the basket of benefits offered to new Olim by the State of Israel.
The first step is to open an NBN online account (click the “Start Now” button above) and receive a password, which will enable you to log on to a personal web page. Here you can check the status of your application, as well as upload relevant documents.
If you prefer to submit a written application, please register and you will have the option to download a PDF application.
Overview of the Aliyah Application Process
- Birth certificate
- Proof of Judaism letter
- Marriage and/or divorce certificates
- Name change certificates
Upon submission of your application, you will receive access to a personal web page which will allow you to track the status of your Aliyah file, upload documents and update your information, see which documents still need to be added.
Having completed an application you will then need to meet for an interview with your local Aliyah Shaliach (a representative from The Jewish Agency for Israel). You will be asked to present all the original documents you submitted in step 1. If you are making Aliyah from the United Kingdom, the Shaliach will open a Tik Aliyah (Aliyah file) on your behalf. For a listing of local Shlichim, click here.
Nefesh B’Nefesh services continue well beyond your actual Aliyah date, including a wide range of social events, activities, informational workshops and seminars for new Olim which are advertised on our online calendar as well as the NBN Facebook group and email list. To subscribe to the Nefesh B’Nefesh email list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to take advantage of our Post Aliyah Guide to learn about the step-by-step process involved in the initial days and weeks after your arrival. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Post-Aliyah coordinators who can assist you with the initial acclimation to your new home in Israel.