Emigration and repatriation to Israel - our process of moving to permanent residence

I did not think to write anything about the process of emigration(repatriation), but a few people asked questions, so I just can not write a post and do not answer your questions in detail. At the same time I will tell you how this happened here, starting from the consular check, ending with the flight itself. You write questions, do not hesitate to know what I will tell in the comments, but maybe I will prepare more posts.

In general, it turned out to be completely unexpected for me that among our subscribers were so many people who are thinking about getting Israeli citizenship or are already getting.

The content of the article

Information part

Requirements for applicants for consular check

Repatriated to Israel (speak correctlyrepatriation, not emigration) may be the grandson of a Jew. And it does not matter who was a Jew, grandfather or grandmother, mom or dad. The first, second and third generation can go without restrictions, that is, it does not matter whether maternity passed on Jewry or not. You must be at least a Jew's grandson or have a great-grandmother who is a Jew, and so does the grandfather automatically a Jew.

Family with a child who is already the fourtha generation can also go, and at the same time the spouses obtain citizenship at the airport upon arrival in Israel, and the child receives only visa Aleph 5. This imposes some restrictions, but not critical ones, and the child can receive citizenship in a few years. That is, if suddenly you decide to fly from the airport back to Russia, then you will fly away with citizenship, but the child will not receive it.

In a family, it is enough for one spouse to haveroots, the second will receive citizenship by machine gun also at the airport. I was also asked what would happen if I got married or married to a Jew. If this person already has Israeli citizenship, the spouse does not automatically receive citizenship, but receives a long-term visa. If there was no Israeli citizenship, and there is a joint repatriation, then both will receive citizenship. The only thing that can be checked more strictly at the consulate if the marriage happened just recently.

There is also a tricky way to move through the acquisition of Jewry by faith, and not through the roots, but here I can not say anything, it was not necessary.

It turned out that one burning questions isindication of religion in the questionnaire. The fact is that when you come to a consulate for the first time in Moscow, you fill out a very long questionnaire, where you also indicate your religion. And everywhere on the forums it is advised not to indicate anything, except that you are an unbeliever, or, conversely, profess Judaism. Accordingly, if you write, for example, "Christians", then the type will be a failure. On the other hand, the people who wrote that they are Christians have unsubscribed below, because the idea is that according to the father / grandfather the Jews can practice anything, unlike the Jews because of the mother / grandmother who cannot change the faith. In general, they were given the go-ahead for repatriation without question. Hence the conclusion, whether it makes no difference what it is to write, or whether it all depends on the human factor (consul). We did not have to lie or indicate Christianity, since we are half agnostics, half atheists.

One of the important points - in the consulate like the originals of birth certificates. If you show recovered duplicates, especially fresh ones, additional questions may arise.

How we prepared for the move

As I wrote in the post, why we moved to israel, we have the preparation of all documents took orderone and a half years. It would be possible to do everything faster, but since we were leaving for Tai in the winter, and at other times were on the road, all this action was delayed. In total, we were at the consul 5 times while we were put in the passport of a visa for permanent residence.

In our case, the problem was thatWe were a little crooked documents. You know, during the Second World War, Jewry was hidden, so the birth certificates of Grandma Darya indicated that her grandmother’s mother (that is, great-grandmother) was Russian. Yeah, Dveyra Chernyak and Russian. But no one looked at the full name and had to request data about the birth and parents of the grandmother from the archive. That is, we dug up to the 4th knee to prove that the roots on the third knee did not break. Moreover, everything was complicated by the fact that the grandmother was born in Belarus, lived in Russia, and died in Estonia. In this case, the grandmother's parents lived in St. Petersburg, and not in Moscow. Thus, the archives were Belarusian and Estonian, and the Jewish cemetery of the great-grandmother in St. Petersburg, which also had to go.

Boris helped us in all these researches.Vitalievich - Daria's father. Actually, it was he who made inquiries in the instance, and we just dug information on the forums and went to the consulate. In fact, the consulate itself did not help in this regard, only spoke, but let's bring some more documents where you want, take them there. Moreover, when we came for the first time, they said that everything is obvious, but since the docks are curved, then we need 3 more documents confirming the roots. And when we brought them, they wanted a couple more. Perhaps the human factor, maybe just checking the seriousness of our intentions.

Here it is necessary to tell separately about the humanfactor. When we arrived the third time, the consul said, let's passport and put the visa. And then we protupil and did not take passports, plus Yegor was not with us (and this is necessary during visa issuance), since we did not think that they would be given to us. And the consul said, do not worry, come back next time with your passports and son, and we will accurately set up the visas. The fourth time we came in full force and on a relaxed position, but a very unpleasant consul came across. We didn’t like him from the doorway, he asked questions with dislike and didn’t even listen to the answers. For a couple of minutes of communication, he turned us around and said that he was canceling the decision of the previous consul and that we needed to bring more documents (certificates from the Red Cross). For the 5th time, the other consul did not even look at the new docks, but only asked when we were ready to go, and gave us visas. That is, here, how lucky. Many get visas from the first time.

Bun when moving

All returnees are invited to receivefree one-way flight from Agency Dry. Approximately 2 months after contacting them, it will be possible to fly, turn. The flight is carried out by El Al. But you can refuse and fly for your money, for example, Aeroflot. Prices do not bite.

In Sokhnut, they will also give you a free taxi phone, which takes you with all your suitcases from home to the airport.

If you fly for free, you will alsorely 2 free pieces of baggage (23 kg each) per person instead of one. That is, the three of us were supposed to have 6 places, but we barely got into 8 suitcases, therefore we paid extra $ 2 for each suitcase for 2 extra places. Moreover, if there was an advantage in free luggage (you can load a suitcase up to 32 kg), then the payment would be $ 70. I thought it was cheaper to pay for 2 extra suitcases than to fly by a margin.

When processing the documents you can offer a large warm blanket as a gift, do not refuse. I don’t know if everyone is being offered, but you can ask.

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and after going through all the procedures, again, a free taxi will take you to the destination city across the country. The address must be said 2 weeks before the flight.

The first six months of stay in the country you paidbasket removals. The first part of the first payment you get in cash at the airport when you make out the documents. The second part of the first payment and the remaining 6 payments you get to the account opened with a local bank. You can see the payment table for the current year in the screenshot below. Payments seem large, but you need to consider that everything is quite expensive. However, one must also understand that this is a gift, and few of the countries do so.

Recycle Bin Pay Table

Recycle Bin Pay Table

After the basket, you can receive an allowance forunemployment for six months or a year if you go to the ulpan (language courses) or check with a consultant at the Ministry of Absorption. From the second year of residence, all repatriates receive an allowance for renting an apartment. It is quite small, but also a gift. If you have a disabled child, then there are several types of benefits that you can get after going through all the medical commissions and paperwork.

Some nuances

At the airport, you can immediately sign up athealth insurance (for example, Maccabi or Clalit), this is the type of OMS in Russia, only paid. Next, you will need to come to the main office of the health insurance fund in your city, issue a magnetic card and indicate the bank account from which the monthly payment for the insurance policy will be deducted. The fee is not very big. Also here you can get extended insurance, it is a bit more expensive.

New repatriates are exempt from taxesincome received outside of Israel. For example, I have an IP in Russia and for the time being I'm not going to close it, and it’s enough that I pay taxes in Russia. I would also like to note that I work on the simplified tax system of 6% and this rate does not change, although I will cease to be a tax resident after a while (after six months of absence in Russia). But if I worked as a standard, receiving an RFP from the employer, then the income tax rate would rise from 13% to 30%. Incidentally, this also applies to the payment of tax on the sale of an apartment, a car. I'm not sure that it will check everything straight, but you need to know it.

Within 30 days after opening an account in Israel,and you definitely need it, if you want to receive an absorption basket, you need to notify the RF tax authority about opening an account. If the spouses go, they open a common family account that belongs to both, and both need to be notified too. I know that many people are hammering on this demand, and in fact, if you do not shine this information anywhere else, then you can score. But this is not a piece of advice, according to the law, it is necessary to notify, and I did it, like I try to be white and fluffy :)

The first year you can ride on their Russianrights (we need international law), not getting local. And within three years (right away) you can replace your Russian rights to local Israeli if your rights were from 5 years. This innovation was taken in August 2017, and before that, in order to replace the rights, it was necessary to pass the driving test in the city.

With tourist purposes in Israel, you can stay up to 90 days for six months and without a visa. This is the question to invite relatives or friends to visit.

You can leave after obtaining citizenshipthe next day. In this case, you should not sign up at the health insurance scheme, because it requires payment. You can go back only with a teudat zeut (plastic card, ID), this is the type of internal passport. Darcon - a full passport can be obtained only after 3 months of residence in Israel. Maybe someday will be issued immediately at the airport. Darcon gives the right to visa-free entry to a large number of countries, including Schengen.

Art part or how we got

In principle, I have already described part of the whole process in “buns”, so maybe I will repeat something.

We collected and dismantled the suitcases for the last six months.due to the failure of the consul and the continuation of the collection of documents. Charges continued on the last day. It's funny, 10 minutes before the arrival of a free taxi, I ran for another suitcase to the store, because at the last moment we decided to take a vacuum cleaner with us. Although if it were not for this, it would still not have climbed into 7. It seems that you have already been assembled, and it remains to literally put more of this and that, but in fact there are still a lot of things. It's a mystery to me how to get together, because most of the things that you take with you are needed every day and cannot be packaged.

The taxi turned out to be a minivan, which is logical, otherwise we woulddid not fit. At the time of the order indicated how many luggage will be. We arrived at the airport 3 hours before the departure of the flight and there was already a queue of repatriates. Since we are with a child, we asked for no queue. The airline employee talked with us about whether we were packing our bags ourselves and whether someone had access to them while we were moving from home to the airport. After that, with plastic clips, he fixed the zippers and signed on the suitcases, where what technique is located. We still carried a multicooker with us, a hairdryer, extension pilots, tongs for hair. For reference, the airline then checks the luggage separately separately and can call the owner of a suitcase to the gate for inspection through a speakerphone. It seems paranoid, but like this. By the way, no one called us, although we had a large first-aid kit and a bunch of dietary supplements in our luggage, it seems we only had nothing to worry about.

We are going in a taxi to the airport

We are going in a taxi to the airport

We were accompanied by relatives and my friend.

We were accompanied by relatives and my friend.

Interview at the reception desk

Interview at the reception desk

Then the flight was delayed for 40 minutes, apparently justbecause of all these checks. And I have a suspicion that this is always the case. Unfortunately, we had an evening flight, and we flew to Israel at night. We were very worried about Egor, because he needed to create many conditions for sleeping, but we were lucky and the boy apparently got out of more impressions at the end of the flight, and then continued to sleep in a wheelchair, taxi and on arrival at the rented apartment. Honestly, this is nonsense for us, so it was such a gift, otherwise the move would be much more complicated. Separately, I’ll say that Al Al is so-so airline, the planes are cramped, there was very little space even at our feet (we are small), the food is so-so. But again, the gift horse, you know.

Since we said in advance in Sokhnut that we havea disabled child with all the consequences, then we missed the queue upon arrival. No, not even that, we generally had a separate design from everyone. Usually taken to another building and the whole procedure takes 4-5 hours. We stayed in this building, where we flew, we were met by an employee and taken to the department of the Ministry of Immigration, where we were alone. Registration of all papers took about 1.5 hours. We were given the first payment in cash, given a local SIM card with 200 minutes in Israel, a warm blanket, citizenship and internal passports. Then we went to get the luggage to the conveyor belt, where he was spinning all this time. Judging by the number of luggage, we were among the first to pick it up. Then we waited 30 minutes for a taxi, which took us to Haifa.

Fly in the close cabin of El Al

Fly in the close cabin of El Al

Airport employee leads us to the Ministry of Absorption

Airport employee leads us to the Ministry of Absorption

Paperwork and citizenship of Israel

Paperwork and citizenship of Israel

We are waiting for a taxi at the exit from the airport

We are waiting for a taxi at the exit from the airport

Load a bunch of suitcases trunk

Load a bunch of suitcases trunk

We drive through Tel Aviv

We drive through Tel Aviv

You know, already at this stage it seemed to me thatit is easier for people with disabilities to live here. If it were not for Egor, we would not need any special relationship. But if it were not for the expedited procedure, I do not know how Yegor would have survived the night at the airport. Unfortunately, he does not drink or eat ordinary food (which was offered in the building, where everything was made out), and cannot sleep in such conditions. I also noticed that the airport employee did not just take us to the taxi, but also carried a heavy trolley with suitcases (we put 4 suitcases for each), I would not take 2 carts at once.

But the taxi driver some cunning caught. We first went to the south of the country, where he refueled, and only then went north to Haifa. I do not know what kind of a trick it was, maybe there is some special cheap gas station. As a result, we lost the extra 1.5 hours on the road. Not ice.

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None entered the apartment, just fell asleep and that's it. But Yegor woke us up early in the morning, like having slept. Yeah, two days later I stood on my ears, it always acts on it.

The apartment was super, we just fell in love with it: in a new building, renovated, large balcony and a steep view from the window, but $ 150 / day. Therefore, a week later we went to an authentic and cheap apartment in one of the worst areas of the city for $ 35 / day. The apartment was in fact very nice and I would like to recommend it to travelers, like the area, uniquely. But this is another story, as well as the story of the search for an apartment for a long time. If it is interesting, then I can tell about everything, including where we settled in the end.

Excellent apartment in Haifa for $ 150

Excellent apartment in Haifa for $ 150

Excellent apartment in Haifa for $ 150

Excellent apartment in Haifa for $ 150

P.S. Consider, I do not pretend to have complete knowledge of all the nuances of repatriation, only what I read about, or what I myself have encountered.

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