The Ministry of Aliyah and Integration is offering a retroactive reimbursement of up to 4,000 NIS to Olim who were required to translate and/or notarize documents in order to transfer their professional license in Israel.  The Oleh must submit the original receipts (or verified copies).

  • The reimbursement only covers translations and notarizations for professional needs
  • You can be reimbursed retroactively back to receipts that were issued from January 15, 2015
  • Age limit: Retirement age

Olim who wish to practice certain professions in Israel will most likely need to transfer their license. There are a number of bodies that regulate licensing in Israel, including the Ministries of: Health, Education, Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services and Justice.

Healthcare Professionals

Licensing for medical professionals is regulated by the Ministry of Health. Medical Professionals can refer to the Israeli Ministry of Health here: http://www.health.gov.il/English/Services/MedicalAndHealthProfessions/Pages/default.aspx

For more info on the NBN website: Medical Professional Index.

Social Workers

Licensing for Social Workers is regulated by the Ministry of Social Affairs. Social Workers can refer to the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs here: https://www.molsa.gov.il/CommunityInfo/SocialWorkersRegistration/Pages/RM_04_03.aspx (Hebrew)

For more info on the NBN website in English: Social Work

Educators

Licensing for educators is regulated by the Ministry of Education. Educators must go through a few steps in order to be licensed in Israel.

For more info: http://meyda.education.gov.il/files/staj/MeidaonAcEnglish.pdf

For more info on the NBN website: Teaching in Israel

Architects, Engineers and Electricians

Licensing for Architects, Engineers and Electricians is regulated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. These Professions can refer to the Israeli Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs here: https://employment.molsa.gov.il/Employment/ProfessionalLicensure/EngineersAndArchitects/English/Pages/default.aspx

Lawyers and Accountants

Licensing for lawyers and accountants is regulated by the Ministry of Justice. Professionals in these fields must contact the professional association within the ministry to inquire about licensing.

Lawyers can refer to the Israeli Bar here: www.israelbar.org.il

Accountants can refer to the Israel Auditors Council here:

Hebrew

English (basic info only)

Last updated on February 24, 2020