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Living in Israel as an expatriate

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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

Israel has - unfortunately - a unique plug type, Type H: and I'm interested in using some German or Dutch equipment / cables with it. This is trivial to do if you forego grounding, as Type-H sockets ...
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How should I transport a few cubic meters from TLV airport to where I live?

I'm moving to Israel/Palestine (actually, in my case it's moving back, but it's a part of the cycle of expat life I guess.) I'm flying a few cubic meters of stuff from where I was living before, and ...
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Paying off a credit card balance with a foreign bank?

I am getting ready to start a job in Israel, and have been told that the company requires me to have an Israeli bank account that they will direct deposit my salary into. I have heard that credit ...
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Mid-to-long-term storage options in Israel

Suppose I ship some personal belongings - say, 3-4 m^3 - by sea to Israel, but I don't yet have an apartment to ship them to. Are there storage spaces I could rent at a reasonably low price, on a ...
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Dormant Bank Account in Israel

In 2010 I studied in Tel Aviv. During this period I had a student bank account. Unfortunately, I forgot to close my account before leaving, and was not able to close it until now. The account has ...
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Israeli working in the Netherlands for a US company - what's the tax situation?

I'm an Israeli expat living in the Netherlands and am likely to start working for a US company (registered in the US and has no presence in the Netherlands nor in Israel). To make things even more ...
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How long does it currently take to get a new biometric Israeli passport if you visit Israel in person?

Since July 1st Israel will only issue biometric passports within Israel. And as far as I understand consulates are not equipped with biometric scanners, so from now on they will only issue 5 year ...
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What are the eligibility requirements to extend an Israeli A1 visa?

A-1 visas are valid for 3 years, and are apparently extendable for an additional two years (allowing one to stay in Israel on such visas for a maximum of 5 years). According to AngloList (http://www....
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From which age are Israeli citizens returning to Israel exempt from service in the army?

An Israeli citizen left Israel with their parents before the age of 16. Neither they or their parents returned to Israel since. The Israeli army doesn't consider said person a deserter and the ...
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How to get a “lack of criminal record” certificate from an Israeli consulate?

Assuming an Israeli citizen needs a "lack of criminal record" while abroad, how can they get one from their local consulate? The official websites are a bit confusing as to how the procedure works.
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US citizen living in Israel – taxed where?

Where does an American living in Israel have to submit taxes? I can think of three possibilities*: Most/all taxes are filed in the US Most/all taxes are filed in Israel Taxes are filed in both the ...
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Tel Aviv safety, cost of living, etc [closed]

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to travel to Tel Aviv for long term. So my company is going to apply for a work permit. Is it safe to live long-term in Tel Aviv and would it be safe to bring my ...
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Israel immigration on work visa

I wonder: when you enter Israel on a work visa (B1), what's the rules on (a) employment and (b) extension? Is it anything like the USA system where your stay is initially tied to the employment with ...
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Visiting Israel

I want to live in Israel for two or three years maybe longer. I will retire in a year. I'm an American Christian sharing a closeness with the people and land of Israel. I would like to study Hebrew at ...
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Joining the IDF - Learning Hebrew required?

I'm a foreigner who wishes to volunteer for the Israel Defence Forces. Am I required to learn Hebrew? Are there no English speaking commanders there?
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What do I need to do to move my pets with me to France?

I'm Israeli with a European citizenship (Romanian). I'm thinking of moving to France to live and work long-term. I also have 2 dogs that I would like to keep with me when I go. What is the ...
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How can you get a US Birth Certificate, SSN & Passport for the child of US Citizens born in Israel?

If a two married US-Israeli citizens (dual-citizenship) have a child in Israel, what do they need to do (ie: what forms do they need to fill out and bring where, in what order, etc) in order to get ...