Departure Conditions and Formalities

Leaving Europe | Departure conditions/formalities | Israel

 

This page is meant for two groups of researchers:

  1.  Israeli researchers leaving the country to study/conduct research abroad.
  2.   Foreign researchers who studied/ researched in Israel and want to return home.

 

Congratulations!

You received the good news and have been accepted as a fully funded post-doc or other research position at a prestigious university in Israel.

 

  • Check the validity of your passport (and your family's) and renew it if needed.
  • Change your address on your ID.
  • Go to “Israel Post” and change your address there.
  • If you don’t want to have a huge debt when you get back, you should go to Bituch Leumi (National Insurance Institute of Israel) and update them before leaving. You will receive a payments-book to pay your monthly bill.
  • Translate important official documents (marriage certificate, birth certificates, etc.), you may need them.
  • Close your irrelevant accounts (cables, internet, phone, mobile phones, toll roads-Kvish Shesh/ Minharot HaCarmel, property tax -Arnona, water electricity and gas).
  • Decide what to do with your car and your house (if you have). If you decided to rent your house, find someone to be “your local eyes” who will take care in any case. Don’t forget to cancel your car insurance.
  • Decide what do you want to do with your pension and education funds (Keren Hishtalmut).
  • Consult with your insurance agent.
  • Open a bank account in your new country
  • Find the best mobile phone program for you and sign up.
  • Find out about the transportation options for your equipment and decide which option is best for you. When you are packing, think about the necessary things you will need in the coming weeks and take them with you, because it takes time forever for shipping to arrive.
  • Sell all the things you don’t need via Facebook or a garage sale.
  • It is recommended to make a will before you leave the country.
 

 

 

After all your experience in Israel (hopefully with good memories), it’s time to leave.

There are some important things to take care before you will get on the plane:

  • Make sure to finish all your academic and research obligations. Ask the relevant university office for a confirmation of what you have done.
  • If you rented an apartment, make sure with the home-owner that everything is in order.
  • Check the validity of your passport (and your family) and renew if needed.
  • Close your irrelevant accounts (cables, internet, phone, mobile phones, toll roads-Kvish Shesh/ Minharot HaCarmel, property tax -Arnona, water electricity and gas).
  • If you bought a car, sell it and don’t forget to cancel your car  insurance.
  • Find out with the relevant insurance company how to transfer money from your pension and education funds (Keren Hishtalmut). This is only relevant only if you were paid a salary from an Israeli employer.
  • Find out about the transportation options for your belongings and decide which option is best for you. When you are packing, think about the necessary things you will need in the next weeks and take them with you, because it takes time for sipments to arrive.
  • Sell all the things you don’t need via Facebook or a garage sale.
  • Say goodbye :-)

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