I really recommend the law office's services. The service is very professional and efficient, the price is right. I am satisfied with the services I needed and happy to have known them.
Excellent service, very friendly and helpful, fast responding and very patient. Highly recommend. I will choose them again next time if needed.
We had a pleasure of working with Irena Rosenberg who assisted in getting our two U.S. born children registered in Israel and supported visa process for my wife in 2021. During the pandemic, my wife and I decided to move to Israel where I am originally from after living in the U.S. for over 20 years, but we had no idea how to go about securing visas before and after arriving in Israel. Irena is knowledgeable, reliable and competent lawyer who always had answers to all our questions which made us feel confident that everything would be fine with her assistance. We are now happily living in Israel and are so grateful to have Irena who is a genuinely nice person as our lawyer.
I have been receiving services from this Law Firm for several years now and I want to say THANK YOU to the team, especially Joshua Pex. They are doing outstanding work. The services I have received for both our Israeli non profit association but also our social business have helped us solve many issues at hand and provided solutions in complicated situations. Personally, I am grateful for support in visa issues as a foreigner living now in Israel for many years.
Mr. Joshua Pex is knowledgeable and Professional. I really appreciate his courteous and direct approach.
Joshua Pex was both an amazing human being and an inspiring human rights attorney. I reported directly to him for various activities I performed as in intern. I was impressed with his incredibly solid character. He is trustworthy, fair, and goes above and beyond to advocate for the vulnerable. He is completely trustworthy and high caliber in his work. His partners and employees are very blessed to work with him. I am honored to know them.
We were very pleased and content with the services of this law firm. They supported us 100% and solved our case successfully, we couldn't be happier.
I can highly recommend these services!
Every time we turned to Joshua we always got a professional quick and helpful respond.
I admire the Austrian citizenship team in Tel-Aviv branch! They deserve more then 5 stars!! They are very friendly and professional. I've got Austrian citizenship in 4 months for all family members which consists of 12 people! The entire team is very friendly and responsive. They are always answering questions and support during the process. I recommend to everyone. Was 100% satisfied.
Dongdiet & Nellie
We are very happy with the services. Somehow they managed to translate the law lingo into language we actually understand 😉 and their outstanding YouTube videos helped us to have a better grasp of what process we had to go through. Their patience, clear explanation and experience are very valuable. It's also very nice to know that you will receive response promptly; it made us feel we can really trust their services. We recommend all those looking for immigration lawyers to get in touch.
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Incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, accessible, and evident across the board that they truly care about the people they are helping. They are quick to respond, engaged, and obviously top-notch lawyers. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thank you, Joshua and Itamar for your help with our Joint Life Application. You were a calming energy during a storm - always breathed a sigh of relief after speaking with you. It is so difficult to get straight answers from the Misrad Hapnim, but you guys are straight shooters. I appreciate your candor and evident integrity. Hope to work with you in the future, and will send everyone I know in need of legal aid your way. Thank you for your guidance and support.
Marce Ruth St. Rey
Party time in the heart, my beloved husband received his residence after so much time of battles and faith. Gratitude, God has blessed us with wonderful beings who have accompanied us, including a "precious angel" who touched our hearts, our excellent and fantastic lawyer: Maria Chernin Dekel, sweet and wonderful human being, who has guided us and stayed On our side. side in this intense legal transit whom we bless on every occasion. God bless you dear Maria, you have exceeded your professional duty by containing us and collaborating with us in hard times, very hard, for that we want to thank you publicly, you are unique!!!
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Oded Ger did an excellent job by reviewing a modeling contract I was offered. Explained the bad clauses in the contract, and their possible consequences. Thank you for your amazing job, your professionalism, your consultation and honesty. You showed me from your experience how it can be done differently. It was the best decision choosing you as my lawyer.
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The best lawyer firm I’ve had dealt with. I would like to thank Anat Levi and Ariel Galili from the Jerusalem branch for all of their efforts and patience, we could not have been Able to reach to where we are now without them
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Michael and Ariellah Waizman
For Advocate Joshua Pex.
We were in a devastating situation when my wife received an order from the immigration office to leave Israel within 30 days, without any explanation, after we have been married and in the process for six and a half years. We heard of Advocate Pex through a friend of a friend. We contacted Mr. Pex and he was ready to help us when he heard of our situation.
The service is amazing! Always ready to assist without regard to the time it takes. The advice Mr. Pex gave us was great, such as what to do, he gave useful links, and advice about which officials to contact. The price for the service was great!
The process until we received the extension for another year for my wife was not long (3 months). Things started moving once Mr. Pex came into the picture.
We highly recommend Advocate Joshua Pex! We achieved our goal and the fear of deportation has been lifted!
competent consulting, fast processing, reliable, warm & good team. highly recommended
A really excellent firm. They knew exactly how to handle my situation effectively and efficiently, and we got the result I needed without much fuss. Adi Berger was a wonderful advocate for me and I am deeply grateful for her help!
The team of lawyers and assistants are incredibly professional. Aiming to give their clients the advice possible regarding the normative and the law of Israel. With well trained and professional secretary at the front desk to the lawyers team, I could say that I had one of the most professional services possible. I'm super glad of choosing Joshua Pex of Law office for immigration solution, lawyers to advise in my case, to me, it is remarkable.
We highly recommend Adv. Mike Decker and have know him for many years. He has helped our family with many battles over the years. We recently received our permanent residency after 23 years in Israel. We so much appreciate Mike’s representation of us.
I am delighted to report that my wife and I have just obtained our Israeli citizenship. We will be forever grateful for all of the help, guidance and support which Ariel Galili of Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. provided through this process.
I am a Jewish, 80-year-old American, and my wife is not Jewish. We had started the process on our own back in November 2020 via the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B’Nefesh, but soon became entangled in the delays and often-changing regulations due to Covid-19. The pandemic also caused delays in obtaining the required apostilles for various documents from various state agencies and the US State Department.
We found Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. On the internet and began working with Ariel in late November 2021. Ariel did a superb job of leading us through the process, helping us to understand which documents were essential, which would most likely be required, and which, though included on the list of required documents, were rarely required. He helped us several times to understand what was likely and unlikely to occur as “the next step.” Helping us manage our expectations was extremely useful to us.
Besides his knowing the laws, regulations and procedures, Ariel also made us feel that he was truly interested in helping us to successfully work through this process in as smooth, timely, and frustration-free manner as possible.
My wife and I strongly recommend anyone planning to go through this process seriously consider hiring Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. and, specifically, Ariel Galili.
Courteous, clear, efficient service.
Josh has been helping me on and off for a few years now. I have needed legal advice and assistance with immigration due to a complex situation of mine, and he has been extremely available and responsive, honest and clear about my route and how to proceed. Very much recommended!
Extrmely friendly, professional and helpful. A big thank you to Irina especially from the Jerusalem office. Highly Recommended.
The team at Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co have been awesome to work with in helping our US company establish banking in Israel and in providing counsel for legal needs in Israel. I highly recommend!
Alexander P Gutterman
EU PASSPORT ! Big news! Thanks to Michael Decker and the other good people at the law office, as well as to the virtue of my ancestors, the cruelty of the Inquisition, reparations issued in the Iberian Peninsula, and etc, I am delighted to be on track for Portuguese and European Union Citizenship! A truly incredible development and one which brings me deep joy.
If you need to solve any complicated legal issue in Israel, don't hesitate to contact them. Otherwise you will loose hours/days/weeks with things that they can solve in minutes. They helped me to obtain my expert working visa in Israel and even after that they responded further questions and gave me advices related to administrative issues in Israel which saved me a lot of time. Irena Rosenberg and Michael Decker worked on my case, they are very professional and helpful. They will not let you down, feel free to contact them.
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Obtaining Status in Israel for a Lonely or Elderly Parent of an Israeli
The Israeli Ministry of Interior (Misrad HaPanim) procedure for requesting legal status in Israel for elderly and single parents of an Israeli allows the family is intended for Israeli citizens that want to take care of their lone elderly parent, who is a foreign citizen and lives abroad. This parent has no entitlement for naturalization in Israel and immigration according to the Law of Return, therefore they are separated form the rest of the family who are in Israel and need to qualify for a parent visa to Israel. This procedure is for a single parent who has no other children abroad, for a father of Israeli citizens who is over the age of 64 and for a mother over the age of 62.
2) In the case the parent is abroad, then the Israeli citizen son or daughter must submit an application on behalf of the parent, a foreign citizen, to the Population and Immigration Authority office near their place of residence.
3) Documents, which an applicant is required to submit in accordance with the procedure for granting the status of a lonely, elderly parent of an Israeli citizen, must be original and translated if necessary. If the document is not original, it should be certified and verified. They include: 1) a certificate of a non-criminal record, dated from the last six months. 2) in case the name has been changed, an official certificate testifying to this. 3) documents from the last year testifying about the past and present personal condition of the foreign visitor. 4) birth certificate of the foreign parent. 5) certificates proving the family relationship with a citizen of Israel. 6) foreign passport valid for at least six months. 7) recent passport-size photograph. Additionally, according to a procedure of the Ministry of Interior, in addition to the aforementioned documents, it is necessary to submit. 8) a letter of explanation from the parent who is invited to live in Israel addressing: where he/she lived to this day, where he/she worked, with whom he/she lives, how he/she celebrates the holidays, the character of his/her relationship with the Israeli son or daughter, and why he/she wants to move to Israel, and finally. 9) a letter of explanation from the Israeli citizen who has invited the parent according to the elderly parent visa to Israel discussing: where the parent will live, who will look after the parent and the Israeli citizen’s commitment to take care of their parent if the request will be approved.
The Outcome of the Request
Denial of a request in accordance with the procedure:
If the person who invites the foreign parent does not have Israeli citizenship or their center of life is not in Israel, then the Israeli citizen is not entitled to invite a parent to Israel according to the Israeli parent visa procedure. Therefore, the application will be denied. Also, if the request did not contain all the required documents or if the foreign parent is staying in Israel illegally, the request will be rejected prior to its consideration. In this case the foreign parent will be required to leave Israel within 14 days.
In the case of any other reasons for rejection of a request, the issue will be transferred to the Population and Immigration Authority office in Jerusalem for a final decision. If a request has not been approved by the Authority staff, then the elderly parent will be invited to come to the local office in order to receive a letter explaining the reason for refusal. If the foreign guest is in the country, he/she will be required to leave Israel within 30 days.
Health insurance as a condition for approving the application
In accordance with the latest update of the procedure, from August 31, 2022, if the application is approved, obtaining a visa for an elderly and single parent is conditional upon the purchase of a valid health insurance policy for the entire duration of the visa. The policy must be presented to the officials handling the case as a condition for actually receiving the visa. Unfortunately, many are not aware of this update, which is important to take care of ahead of time in order not to delay receiving the visa.
Approval procedurefor an application:
If after inspections of the Israeli elderly parent visa request, there are no reasons for denial of status in Israel, then the foreign parent will be invited to continue the process for issuing an Israeli visa.
After approval of the status, the invited parent will receive legal status as a lonely or elderly parent in Israel from the Ministry of Interior. At first it will be a temporary visa (B/1 visa to Israel), which in the future may be exchanged for a temporary residency (A/5 status in Israel) and after that Israeli permanent residency. This depends on the age and duration of time that the parent stays in the country. All this is on the condition that the center of life of the foreign parent and Israeli son or daughter remains in Israel.
Please contact us for more information and legal advice regarding immigration to Israel.