Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption
What is the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption?
The Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption is responsible for the assistance that the State of Israel provides to new immigrants and returning residents, including financial, vocational, educational and other.
The Ministry is now also responsible for encouraging aliyah, as well as overseeing ongoing absorption procedures that include contact with potential immigrants at the stage at which they become interested in aliyah prior to immigration to Israel, through assisting and monitoring new immigrants from their initial arrival and arrangements in Israel until their absorption and integration into all facets of Israeli life.
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How should I interact with the Ministry in Tel Aviv?
One of your first steps when you arrive should be to go to the Ministry of Aliya and Immigration Absorption.
There, you will receive information on the Absorption basket or income insurance, rental assistance, education possibilities for children, as well as assistance from other Ministries. You will also receive information on ulpans in your area and be given a referral to a Hebrew ulpan.
Please bring the following required documents: immigration certificate (teudat oleh), bank account documentation.
Address: 6, Esther Ha Malka Street.
Phone: 1 599 - 500 - 901
The 24 hour hotline of the Ministry of Immigration Absorption is: 03-9733333
. The Student Authority’s activities are promoted through four main channels:
- Encouraging Aliyah, Advice, and Guidance – information about study options in Israel, registration and acceptance conditions, and advice about choosing an area of study. Services are to candidates both in Israel and overseas
- Assistance (psychological, social welfare, academic) – psychological services to those who require them, social - welfare services, tutoring and academic support.
- Integration and Social Absorption – individual guidance from a counselor, familiarization trips throughout the country, seminars about Zionism, Jewish heritage and citizenship, community volunteering, vocational preparation, activities for integration into Israeli society and culture.
- Financial Assistance - funding for tuition fees, and subsistence allowances for those who require them. Student Authority staff guide immigrant students throughout their period of study, during ulpan studies, in preparatory courses, and during studies in various educational institutions.