Minor children: Israeli Mother and Foreign Father

EMERGENCY TRAVEL TO ISRAEL

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amudim has assisted hundreds of community members with arranging safe emergency travel to Israel, primarily for funerals and medical-related matters, as well as for students. We have updated our website to provide updated information and guidelines for all types of travel to Israel.

Important Note: Amudim does not charge fees for any service we provide for the community. Should anyone claim that he/she was asked to pay for assistance, please email [email protected] right away, and let us know.

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Minor children: Israeli Mother and Foreign Father

Important Note: Amudim does not charge fees for any service we provide for the community.
Should anyone claim that he/she was asked to pay for assistance, please email [email protected] right away, and let us know.

Please see all instructions below, and email [email protected] if you have any questions.
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.

Examining each request and receiving a response takes approximately 7 business days from the date of receiving a case number from the consulate, but it is strongly suggested to make sure the application is submitted 2 weeks prior to the departure date.

Documentation Needed

If possible, Please merge all the below items as 1 multi-page pdf file.

1) Mother’s Israeli passport, and the passport of the foreign parent
2) Each child’s passport
3)  Each child’s birth certificate

4) Foreign marriage certificate; sealed with an Apostille Seal, or a marriage certificate from the Rabbinate in Israel

5) Proof of travel, such as a booked plane ticket or confirmed travel itinerary. Your stay must be longer than the required 14 day quarantine period.

6) Applicant’s Declaration form: you will need one form filled out separately for each passenger. Click here to get the form.

If you are going for less than 24 hours, click here for the appropriate form:
If you are going for 2 weeks or more, click here for the appropriate form:

7) Admission request form: A separate form must be completed for each passenger. Click here to get the form.

8)  If relevant – written letter of consent from the parent that is not traveling, signed before a notary public

Submitting the Request

Once you have prepared all of the above, please email it immediately to [email protected], put in the subject line  “Foreign Spouse of an Israeli Citizen,” and please do the following:

1) In the body of the email please include a  phone number and email address for the primary person with whom we should be in touch with; this MUST be for the person actually looking to travel

2) Attach all documents listed above. If possible, please merge them into one multi-page PDF (it should all be in one attachment file).

3) After we have reviewed the email and attached documentation, and see that all information is accurate, we will submit the request.

Important Notes

1) 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.

2) A travel permit is not needed for any passengers that are citizens of Israel and who have a valid Israeli passport.

3) 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.

4) Please note that your stay in Israel must be based on travel plans of staying in Israel for a minimum of 2 weeks.

5) We must speak to one of the travelers 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.  

Once an Ishur (Permit) is Issued

Important Follow up steps for you:

  1. Make sure the spelling of your name and passport # on the permit match exactly the name and passport # on your passport
  2. The ishur /  permit is valid for 2 weeks from the date stated in the permit. If the permit was not used within 2 weeks, please reapply for a permit with all the necessary documentation and attach this permit. Reapplying via the same email address you used for your original application: [email protected]
  3. All travelers (each traveler separately) must complete the following steps on the day of their flight prior to arriving to the airport
  4. Fill out and print the following “traveler entry” declaration for each traveler.
    • Click Here to enter the “traveler entry” deceleration page
  5. Fill out and print the following “self-isolation” declaration for each traveler.
    • Click Here to enter the “self-isolation” declaration page

* These two declaration forms are different from the declaration you filled out when applying for an entry permit – the “traveler entry” and “self-isolation” declarations are required for each traveler, regardless of nationality or citizenship

* The two declaration forms will be required for boarding and when landing. A traveler who won’t have both declarations filled out will be delayed at the airport until completing both declarations!

Quarantine Guidance

In order to get an exemption or an early release from quarantine you must be classified as a recovered patient by the Israeli Ministry of Health. You can not even begin the process of asking for an exemption or early release until you have arrived in Israel:

To be defined as recovered, you must send the following documents to [email protected]:

Positive pcr test from abroad

Negative pcr test from abroad

Negative pcr test from Israel.

– Confirmation from a doctor (from Israel) that you have indeed recovered from Corona – if you do not have a health fund or medical insurance, please indicate this in the email.

– Antibody testing is not always accepted (but sometimes it is)

If these documents cannot be provided – you must remain in quarantine for 14 days.

UPDATED OCT 20

On October 12, the Health Ministry announced a process for obtaining quarantine exemptions based on serological (antibodies) tests. However, as of October 19, this process has been suspended.

Hence, the following is currently the only process to request an exemption from quarantine. Even if you are eligible, each passenger must enter quarantine upon arriving in Israel, until he or she receives an exemption from the Ministry of Health. This process is at the discretion of the Health Ministry, meaning they can decide whether or not to grant this exemption.

To request an exemption, the traveler must have recovered from Covid 19 more than 10 days prior to arrival in Israel. Bring a medical summary detailing illness and recovery at least 10 days before your flight.

Provide PCR tests proving the passenger was positive, and then negative for Corona.

Travelers providing this will need either a negative PCR test performed in Israel, antibody test performed in Israel showing positive antibodies, or a letter from an Israeli doctor certifying that the traveler has recovered from Covid (מכתב מחלים).

Once you have one of the above, download and fill out this document. Fill out a separate form for each family member.

Then, email the document, along with all of your test results to [email protected].

You should receive a response within 48 hours. Until you receive a written exemption from the Health Ministry, you must remain in quarantine.

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 day.