The Israeli government has implemented changes to ease the transfer of foreign driver’s licenses.
This process is new- if any issues arise throughout the process you can file an inquiry or complaint with Misrad Harishui here.
Misrad Harishui has instituted a new online service. You can now obtain your Tofes Yarok online here. (Hebrew)
For a translated guide of the new online application form, click here.
Olim who meet specific criteria can obtain an Israeli driver’s license without a written theory test or practical driving test. Read more about the NEW EXPEDITED PROCEDURE below. We have answers to your frequently asked questions about this new procedure here.
(If someone held an Israeli license in the past which expired over 10 years ago and then made Aliyah, they too, are eligible to convert their foreign license based on 5 years of driving history.)
If someone lived in Israel for more than five years prior to their Aliyah date, unfortunately, they are not eligible to convert their foreign driver’s license and must complete the standard licensing process. Misrad Harishui will evaluate whether or not they need driving lessons.
Olim who do not meet this criteria can transfer their license according to the STANDARD PROCEDURE below.
Service is available in the branches of Misrad Harishui by appointment ONLY. To book an appointment, go to MyVisit.com or call *5678 (For Misrad Harishui, look for the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety logo)
For assistance with booking an appointment, check out our online guide for appointment setting on MyVisit.com.