Coronavirus TRAVEL Israeli couple flying
with Minor Children
GREAT NEWS FOR STUDENTS NEEDING VISAS: With much gratitude to the dedicated staff at the Israel Consulate in NYC – we can apply for a student visa on your behalf, without you needing an appointment, or going to the consulate.
Click here to see exact instructions.
American Citizens with a recently expired US passport that need to travel back to the United States Click Here to view more
Changes: There are ongoing policy changes happening rapidly and without advance warning, we will keep updating this page as frequently as we can.
If possible, please merge all the below items as a 1 multi-page pdf file less than 5 mb.
1) Admission Request and Declaration Forms: you will need one form filled out for each passenger. Click here to get the form.
2) Proof of Covid-19 Medical Coverage for all travelers. Click Here for further guidance.
3) Parents Passports: A clear image of the parents valid passports.
4) Minors Passport: A clear image of the minors valid passports.
5) Birth Certificate: The minors birth certificate (preferably with an apostille seal)
6) Birth of an Israeli Citizen Born Abroad Declaration Form: you will need one form filled out for each child. Click here to get the form.
7) Minor Registration Declaration Form: This is a promise to register your child as an Israeli Citizen and must be done within 60 days of your return from Israel. Click here to get the form.
8) Parent traveling with a Minor Child: Please note, if the minor child is traveling with only one parent, you will need a formal notarized letter from the non-traveling parent authorizing the traveling parent of the child to travel outside the country
The letter should be signed by both parents and notarized
The letter should state:I (name of non-traveling parent) with passport # (fill in number) give full permission for my partner (name of traveling parent) with passport # (fill in #) to travel to Israel with our child (fill in name of child and passport #)
Once you believe you have all of the required documents prepared – merge them into 1 multipage pdf file, no larger than 5 MB – this can be done by using programs such as adobe or ilovepdf.com or other such online resources. Next, email the documents to [email protected]
1) If you email send an email to [email protected] please make sure to include your phone number.
2) As rules and policies keep changing rapidly, there are no guarantees – but we will try our best. The faster you gather the needed documentation – the more likely the permit will be approved and issued in time.
3) A travel permit is not needed for any passengers that are citizens of Israel and that have a valid Israeli Passport
4) Once everything is confirmed and the travel permit is issued, we will share contact info with you for our colleagues on the ground in Israel who can assist you with any questions, concerns, or logistics from when you arrive in Israel until your departure from Israel.
5) Please note that you are obligated to remain in Israel for the duration of each individual travelers quarantine period.
However, if you are traveling for a funeral, you may enter and exit Israel within less than 24 hours. This exception applies to funerals only.
6) We must speak to the traveler directly before making any requests if more than one person is traveling; there needs to be only one family member we are communicating with on behalf of all travelers.
If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected]. If this is urgent and you need immediate assistance, please call David Kushner, Amudim’s Director of Government Relations, at 646-517-0222 ext 999, 24 hours a day.
1) You should attach your PDF file (under 5 mb in size) along with your formal request to the Israeli consulate closest to your point of flight departure. The email address for the NY consulate is [email protected] – a list of all other consulates along with phone numbers and email addresses can be found at – https://www.nbn.org.il/aliyahpedia/aliyah-process/applying-for-aliyah/israeli-embassies-and-consulates-in-north-america-and-the-uk/ (currently a 3 week processing time – but you may submit as early as 4 weeks prior to your flight)
2) You may also have your 1st degree israeli citizen relative submit the request in person with a physical copy of all the documents to an Interior Ministry off in Israel – a list of those offices can be found at – https://www.gov.il/he/departments/Bureaus?OfficeId=95b283ad-fc02-40e6-ac6f-8986acac6b86&UnitId=1eddae0b-7d05-4e72-8991-894454c7a20e&limit=10&fbclid=IwAR2-QEIAcYzAB-1yjt8WVUcbd_-f9tRXSCUKbwP15ouoxct5RumNA-vhTN4 (usually 3-5 day processing time)
3) You can apply directly to the interior ministry either via email at Corona-[email protected] – (normally a 7-10 day processing time)
When submitting your request via email , please include in the text of the email (not the attachment) the following format separately for each traveler:
1 – Name of Traveler (as it appears on passport)
2 – Passport Number
3 – Passport Issuing Country
4 – Category of Eligibility (1st degree relative, funeral, new birth, wedding, etc…..)
5 – Travel Date
same format as above
Please allow the appropriate time for processing and issuance of each request – Requests should not be submitted more than 4 weeks prior to the scheduled travel date indicated in the request documents.
For true emergencies such as a funeral, documented life threatening medical emergency , or unusually extreme extenuating circumstances, you may reach us at [email protected] to see if you qualify for our office to request an expedited approval process on an emergency basis.
Latest Update as of 6/15/2021
UPDATED QUARANTINE GUIDANCE:
To view the list in English, click here
THE REGULATIONS FOR THIS PROCESS CHANGE FREQUENTLY, THIS IS THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION WE HAVE.
If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected]. If this is urgent and you need immediate assistance, please call David Kushner, Amudim’s Director of Government Relations, at 646-517-0222 ext 999, 24 hours a day1