*Who is a Katin Chozer?
-An Israeli citizen who left Israel before the age of 14 with at least one parent. (In the case of divorce, the applicant will need to provide proof that he/she left the country legally with one of their parents).
-A dual foreign/Israeli citizen who made Aliyah with his/her parents as a minor and left Israel before the age of 14 with at least one parent.
-A foreign (non-Israeli) citizen who lived in Israel as a minor on a temporary resident visa and left with both parents before their 14th birthday. In this case, the applicant will receive the status of a Katin Chozer from Misrad Haklita, but will be defined as an Oleh/Olah by the Ministry of Interior. He/she will travel to Israel with his/her foreign passport and will need an Aliyah visa.
Terms and Conditions:
The applicant must have spent at least four consecutive years abroad with at least one parent, and they must return to Israel after the age of 17.
If the Katin Chozer’s parents were employed by an Israeli employer such as JNF, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or other private Israeli companies over the past 5 years, then the applicant will not be recognized as a Katin Chozer.
THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING A PERSON’S ALIYAH STATUS.