- Issuing a Teudat Zakaut from Misrad Haklita is, in fact, making Aliyah and all Aliyah benefits will be calculated from that date.
- Spending over 4 months in Israel (consecutive or accumulative) in a calendar year will affect the candidate’s benefits and will be considered a permanent return to Israel (=Aliyah) retroactively to the first entry date of that calendar year. However, this accumulation of time spent in Israel does NOT carry over from one calendar year to the next.
For example: If you were in Israel from October 1, 2016 through March 15, 2017, this would NOT be considered a permanent return to Israel and would NOT trigger your Aliyah (3 months in 2016 and 2.5 months in 2017 – the total time is more than 4 months, but not in the same calendar year).
Please note that these rules are general and subject to change. To verify that this information is current, please contact The Jewish Agency (either directly or by asking Nefesh B’Nefesh to direct your question to the appropriate contact), or you may contact your local branch of Misrad Haklita prior to your Aliyah.