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.