So you’ve just made Aliyah.

Here are your next steps.

Your Aliyah doesn’t stop after you step off the plane – your first weeks of being an Israeli citizen are critical to finalizing your Aliyah process. On this page, we will walk you through everything you need to know to make sure you have as smooth a landing as possible.

Oleh Glossary

As an Oleh Chadash (new immigrant), there are a few key terms that will help you communicate and establish yourself during your first days in Israel.

Upon arriving in Israel

You will receive:

  • Teudat Oleh (Oleh booklet) from Misrad Haklita (Ministry of Aliyah and Integration). A Teudat Zakaut (Benefits Booklet) will be issued to someone with an Ezrach Oleh or Katin Chozer status.

  • Temporary Teudat Zehut (Israeli ID Card) –  this will contain a Sefach (addendum) listing your address in Israel and the ID numbers of your immediate family. This TZ is valid for three months and needs to be replaced, for free, with a biometric TZ which can be obtained by appointment at any Misrad Hapnim.

  • Health care registration form: New Olim are signed up and registered for Kupat Cholim at the airport. If you are a previous A-1 Temporary Resident, see Step 4 below.

  • If you are an Ezrach Oleh or a Katin Chozer, you may be eligible for healthcare registration into the computer system. Where eligible you will receive a healthcare registration form.

  • First cash payment of Sal Klita (Absorption Basket) to those who are eligible.

  • “Note of Future Bank Account” to be stamped by your Israeli bank when you open an account to then be shown to your local Misrad Haklita. See Step 2, Bank Account. For more information, click here.

    For our webinar on Banking in Israel, click here.

  • Israeli SIM card with 5,000 minutes, 10 GB internet package. The plan expires after 6 months. You have the option of keeping your number provided by Telzar – 019 for Olim Chadashim. Call 055-300-0019 to speak to customer service.

Important notes:

  • If you are a previous A-1 Temporary Resident or an Oleh B’Sheinit – your Teudat Oleh /Zakaut will not be issued at the airport and you will not receive your first Sal Klita payment, form for bank, healthcare registration or SIM card. Please make sure to set up an appointment with your local branch of Misrad Haklita to receive the Teudat Oleh / Zakaut and healthcare registration.
  • If you are a Mishpachat Olim, the spouse who is not a Returning Resident may, if eligible (see above) receive their Teudat Oleh / Zakaut upon arrival at the airport, as well as the first installment of Sal Klita for himself / herself and for the children.
  • If you have made Aliyah after the Aliyah of your spouse, you will not receive a Teudat Oleh upon arrival. See

Your first 6 steps after making Aliyah

Below is a checklist – with a detailed explanation – of six important steps you need to take after making Aliyah.

Step 1

Biometric Teudat Zehut

Step 2

Bank Account

Step 3

Misrad Ha’Aliyah V’HaKlita

Step 4

Kupot Cholim

Step 5

Monthly Child Benefits

Step 6

School Registration

The following three steps are time sensitive. See below for detailed explanation.

Step 7

Arnona (Muni. Tax) Benefit

Step 8

Drivers License Conversion

Step 9

Israeli Passport

Where to turn in

Emergency Situations

Knowing where to turn in the case of any emergency can be overwhelming. Read more here about who and how you can get help.

Contact your

Municipal Coordinator

A municipal coordinator offers assistance,
information on local resources and guidance
through the local municipality.

Looking for the right office?

Misrad HaKlita Directory

Schedule an appointment at your local office of Misrad Haklita to arrange Sal Klita payments, register for ulpan and learn about Oleh benefits.

Understanding your

Aliyah Rights and Benefits

Every Oleh is entitled to receive certain benefit packages from the Israeli Government. These benefits depend on your Aliyah status. If you are unsure about your Aliyah status, please be in touch with your Aliyah Advisor

Please note that each of these benefits is valid for a limited time period.

Setting Up Your
Home in Israel

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We are here for you!

Nefesh B’Nefesh is here to offer you guidance and resources as you integrate into your life in Israel.

Contact NBN Answers at [email protected] or *3680 Sunday-Thursday 9am-3pm with any questions.

* Last updated on July 11, 2023 *