When mixed nationality couples in which one of the partners is a foreign caretaker seek status legalization in order to live together in Israel, they might face quite a few obstacles. There is a gap between the general Ministry of Interior rules regarding foreign spouses, and the ministry’s policy regarding romantic relationships of  foreign caretakers.…

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The Law of Return, and the right of immigration to Israel (aliya or aliyah) and citizenship for those eligible under it, has the status of a foundational law in Israel, even though it is not officially defined as such. The law generates much controversy, both because it grants clear preferential immigration status solely to Jews…

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Employing foreign workers classified as experts in the high-tech sector is complex for both employer and employee. The State of Israel wishes to ascertain that the expert worker will only be hired if they exhibit skills that cannot be obtained in the Israeli marketplace. Concurrently, the expert must work to transfer their expertise to their…

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Age differences between spouses are likely to complicate and delay the process of legalizing the status of a foreign spouse in Israel. This is mainly due to the Interior Ministry officials’ perception that a significant relationship age gap between spouses is likely to indicate that their union is not genuine. What options are available to…

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How does the process of conversion to Judaism work for foreign spouses in Israel? Under what circumstances is it appropriate for foreign spouses to undergo a conversion (Giyur)? Can undergoing conversion in Israel help foreign spouses receive legal status and Israel citizenship? The law offices of Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosht, with branches in both…

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When does the Israeli Ministry of Interior begin the process of cancelling someone’s citizenship? The Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law firm specializes in immigration law and legal status in Israel. In previous articles, we explained how to voluntarily renounce Israeli citizenship and the circumstances of the expiry of permanent residence. In the current article…

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