Applying for a Teudat Ma'avar

How to apply for a Teudat Ma'avar (Temporary Passport)

90 days after receiving Aliyah status, an Oleh is required to have a Teudat Ma'avar (Temporary Passport / Laissez Passer) in order to exit the country.

Israel is currently introducing biometric travel documents. For a 2 year, trial period, which will run until 2015 it is possible to apply for either a biometric or non-biometric documents. More information is available in English on the website of the Ministry of Interior.

Apply at Misrad HaPnim branches. Each family member must be present, and must bring:

• If you are not applying for a biometric teudah -  2 recent, frontal passport photos (poor quality photos and photos in uniform will not be accepted)
• Teudat Zehut
• NIS 140 per person*
• Completed application form*

Minors must be accompanied by a parent. If parents are divorced, both parents must agree to issue of the passport.

Application forms may be filled out and payment made online (in Hebrew only). The form must then be taken to the local office of Misrad HaPnim. When paying online, the cost of the Teudah is NIS 95 (between November and February) or NIS 125 (between March and October)

Processing is generally fairly quick with the teudah being mailed out in approximately 2 weeks. Delays may occur however and it's recommended to apply in a timely fashion.