Applying for a Teudat Ma'avar

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

90 days after the date of Aliyah (immigration to Israel) new immigrants (olim) are required to travel with a Teudat Ma'avar (Temporary Passport / Laissez Passer) or Israeli passport in order to exit the country. These documents are obtained from Israel's Interior Ministry. 

Israel is currently introducing biometric travel documents. You can apply for either a biometric or non-biometric document. 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: 

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

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.