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This is a multi-step process. Each one of these documents will require individual attention and trips to various offices. But it can be done. Before going into specifics, it is important to know where to go. Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: There are three US government offices in Israel which will be able to help you with processing your forms: the embassy in Tel ...


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Well, we've done that quite a few times (from Romania to France), and you need to have the full vaccination set done – rabies vaccination (la rage) being really the critical one, as well as have your animal identified. You may need to make a passport for him, though I guess there's a european legislation regarding animals identification. I'm pretty sure if ...


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The IDF is using Hebrew, and even in the units with a significant Arab/Bedouin majority everyone will be speaking Hebrew on duty. But if you don't know the language - they'll teach you.


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The key word here is "ben mehagrim" status. This status is obtained by Israeli citizens who fulfill the following conditions: A “ben mehagrim” is a person whom the Army classifies as child of Israeli citizens residing overseas who departed Israel with their parents before the age of 16. In order to maintain this status one must fulfill the ...


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The visa process in Israel is probably not significantly different than your home country. You can most definitely get a student visa (A/2 visa). But, you'll have to be, well, a student. I.e.: enrolled for full-time studies in one of the Israeli education institutions. You're probably too old for a high school, and wrong religion for a yeshiva, so your best ...


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I moved my cat from a non-EU country to Germany. I did a bunch of research about this, but the most important thing in the end was to find a vet that deals with pet export (not all do, or are authorised to). The vet was able to point me to the official import/export agencies if I required further information. It is also possible that some pet export ...


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Yes, Tel Aviv and Israel is relatively safe for families, as in any other place in the world there are places you don't want to go. Please define Senior Technical Consultant to get a better estimation, you can use search for "סקר שכר" (salary survey in Hebrew) and use Google/Bing translate to read it. Cost of living can widely vary, Tel Aviv itself is very ...


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One option I'm trying to avoid, but which should work, is: Take a type-F extension chord. Cut the male side (i.e. the plug end of it). Tool: Heavy wire cutter. Open up the cable somewhat. Tool: Utility knife. Expose the 3 wires' copper. Tool: Careful work with a utility knife or wire exposre tool + pulling. Buy a self-assembly Type-H plug at a hardware ...


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Embassies in France (especially the one from your country of residence) or the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs might have some info on their website (as an example, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has some info on doing the opposite, namely moving out of France with a pet). The French Ministry of Agriculture provides some info too. I haven't found ...


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The details are available at http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/nocomm_third_en.htm. Basically you are moving your pets from an unlisted third country to an EU country. So the following applies: OTHER THIRD COUNTRIES Countries with an unfavourable situation or for which no application to be listed has been submitted to the Commission are ...


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Israel doesn't have a process for employer-sponsored immigration. You can apply for Israeli citizenship after several years of being a permanent resident in Israel, but there's no explicit transition process from work visa to permanent residency as there is in the US. The only ways to immigrate to Israel that are well-defined are through family (marrying an ...


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As I read the formal procedure for handling Aleph-1 (א-1) visa applications, it seems that there are no extra requirements for extending the visa to the maximum of 5 years; you will need to apply for the extension using Form Aleph-Shin-Slash-3 (אש/3). Caveat: I have never done this myself nor do I have acquaintances who have. I merely read what the ministry ...


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I've completed the process so now I can post my own answer. First, you have to go to the local Israeli embassy/consulate and apply for an "absence of criminal records" certificate. To apply you need the following documents: Israeli passport Filled out form. I've only filled out the fields in English and the consulate employee filled-in the rest. Address of ...


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If you're an Israeli resident (i.e.: permanent or temporary resident or an Israeli citizen living in the country) then you're taxed by the Israeli Tax Authority on your worldwide income. Otherwise, you're only taxed by Israel on the income sourced to Israel (earned while in the country or from investments in Israel). Regardless of that you're taxed on your ...


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One option is renting a van. You would need either an Israeli driver's license in the appropriate category for the van's weight/size, or to rent from somewhere that offers a van+driver combination. Look for something like "השכרת טנדר ליום" (rent a van for a day") on search engines. Issues: This is not cheap; for a full day you could well pay over 500 NIS. ...


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They certainly do exist, try googling "israel schuko adapter" for example. That gives me something like this Skross 1.500216 (just a random pick for illustration, no recommendation implied), which clearly has the two grounding spring contacts. You can probably find a cheaper non-universal alternative with a bit more googling. Alternatively, what about ...


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tl;dr: You don't need to do this, using an Israeli credit card is fine. I have heard that credit cards in Israel generally do not allow the users to contest charges That's not true. You can definitely contest charges. You can't cancel charges arbitrarily though, i.e. you need to make an argument regarding why the charge should be rejected. And while I ...


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An example provider of such a service: A company named Avia offers mid/long-term storage services in compartments/storage rooms of different sizes. They currently have branches in Haifa, Netanya, Rishon Le-Tzion, Petach-Tikva, Holon, Tzur Igal and Kibbutz Har'el. Their price quote service for 5 m^3 of cardboard boxes is in the range of 170-270 NIS per 30 ...


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We were in your situation in 2001. The bank (Hapoalim) took so much in nuisance fees, they claimed we owed them. We told them to forget about it. If for some reason we are ever in Israel long term again, we'll just pick a different bank.


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The Population and Immigration Authority (רשות האוכלוסין וההגירה) guarantees delivery of your new passport within 10 working days by registered mail, which is the same as before the switch to mandatory biometric passports. However, since these passports undergo a more involved manufacturing process - not at local PIA officers - you can't get them by visiting ...


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