Misrad Habriut (Ministry of Health) provides Olim with the option to begin the licensing process prior to making Aliyah.
It is important to note that some of your documents must be verified.
*For the documents who require verification, you have 3 verification options:
- Verified with an apostille after having the original document notarized (recommended).
- Bring it to an ISRAELI notary and have them notarize it.
- A verified copy (אימות העתק, Imut He’etek) at the Israeli consulate.
All documents must be submitted in two copies. You must submit the verified copy plus an additional photocopy of the original document. Always keep the originals for yourself, as well as a photocopy of the verified document.
If you visit Israel prior to your Aliyah, this is a good opportunity to have your documents authorized by an Israeli notary and even submitted to Misrad Habriut.
Please submit a copy of your current passport together with your application to Misrad Habriut.
Please note: Your license can only be issued after you receive a Teudat Zehut and submit a “true” copy of it to Misrad Habriut.
If you have questions about your eligibility to meet Israeli licensing requirements, please see: Professional Licensing in Israel
For further information on the process, please feel free to contact our medical licensing liaison at MedEx@nbn.org.il
Taking Licensing Exams as a Tourist
It is also possible to take licensing exams while you are still a tourist. Please note that the exam is only valid for three years, from your exam date. In order to obtain the actual license, you must present your Teudat Zehut once you have made Aliyah.
If you are planning on taking the exam as a tourist, you will have to submit a special affidavit signed by a lawyer.