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The Freedom of Information Act in Israel: Your right to Inquiry

What is the Freedom of Information Act? The Freedom of Information Act (1998) states that every person has the right to receive information from a Public Corporation or a Public Authority.This allows for a transparent and democratic Government and ensures citizens can understand decisions that may affect them. At the Israeli law offices of Cohen,…

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Tourist Visa Extension: Staying longer in Israel

There may be several reasons why a short trip to Israel may result in the need to stay for a longer period of time than the original Visa allows for. If this occurs, you must submit an application for a Tourist Visa Extension at the Ministry of Interior (Misrad Hapnim). At Cohen, Decker, Pex and…

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Your right to Inquiry: Using the Freedom of Information Act in Israel

What is the Freedom of Information Act? The Freedom of Information Act (1998) states that every Israeli citizen, or foreign citizen with a legal issue in Israel, has the right to receive information from Israeli public corporations and public authorities. This allows for a transparent and democratic Government and ensures citizens can understand decisions that…

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Succession under a will

Wills act to ensure, as best possible, that your assets are distributed according to your wishes once you are deceased. This article will focus types of will that are valid in Israel, how succession under a will works in Israeli law, and whether one should write multiple wills or a single will when they have…

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Notarized translation into English

Notarized translation into English may be required for any document issued in Hebrew and submitted to an authority or institution outside Israel. The law office of Cohen, Decker, Pex, Brosh specializes in immigration to Israel, as well as immigration and relocation from Israel to many first world countries. As such, we are constantly required to…

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Registration for Foreign NGOs Operating in Israel

Registration for foreign NGOs (non governmental organizations) operating in Israel is mandatory by Israeli law. Every NGO must register with the Registrar of Charitable Trust, aka the Registrar of Public Endowments, as a foreign company for the benefit of the public. The requirement is stated within section 345 (33) of the Companies Law, 1999. Despite…

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Investors Visa in Israel for Americans – Important Information

The Investors Visa in Israel for US citizens as explained by Israeli Immigration Lawyer, Advocate Michael Decker. In order for an American investor to obtain the Israeli B-5 investor’s visa, they must invest in an economically viable Israeli business. The investor must possess ownership of at least 50% of the business or operative control of…

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Portuguese Nationality Lawyer

This article addresses Portuguese nationality and obtaining status based on the Sephardic Portuguese Law of Return with the help of a Portuguese nationality lawyer.  Thousands of other Sephardic descendants have successfully obtained Portuguese nationality due to this law, and this article helps explain the main steps involved, linking to other articles of interest as well.…

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Portuguese Law of Return

The Portuguese law of return is allowing numerous Jews and non-Jews with Sephardic ancestry to apply for naturalization.  This article will discuss a little about the process involved and link to numerous other articles that may be of interest to you. Applying for the Portuguese Law of Return Numerous Israelis have successfully applied for the…

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