This article describes the Israeli Ministry of Interior procedure by which the gradual process for granting Israeli citizenship is terminated according to The Israeli Citizenship and Entry to Israel Laws.

In order to facilitate and expedite this process, we recommend using the services of our expert legal team at Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh. Among the members of our team you will find an expert in immigration and naturalization in Israel, including expertise in terminating the gradual process for granting Israeli citizenship due to divorce or separation from the Israeli citizen.

Who Can Use This Service?

Foreign spouses of Israeli citizens who are undergoing a naturalization process. This procedure applies either when the couple divorces or upon the death of the Israeli spouse.

When Will the Process Be Terminated?

The progressive process shall be terminated in one of the following cases: 1) the divorce of the couple, or 2) the death of the Israeli spouse.

How Is the Request Handled by the Israeli Ministry of Interior?

  1. A Population Authority (Misrad HaPanim) employee will examine the entire file that applies to this naturalization case.
  2. If notice of a divorce or separation has been received, the couple shall be summoned to a hearing, which will determine the final decision regarding the termination of the gradual process for granting Israeli citizenship. If the foreign spouse fails to attend the hearing, or in the case the decision is to terminate the progressive process, the foreign spouse’s permit shall be revoked. A written note shall be sent to both spouses via registered mail. The foreign spouse shall be required to return their Israeli identity card and leave Israel within 14 days.
  3. Some cases will be referred to the interdepartmental committee for humanitarian affairs at the Ministry of Interior’s head office in Jerusalem for review. These are the cases:
    1. The divorced couple has children who are in the custody of the foreign spouse, the marriage was genuine and was registered in the Population Registry, the foreign spouse has commenced the progressive process, has received an A/5 residence permit, more than half of the progressive process’s period has already elapsed and a social worker has decreed the departure of the foreign spouse may significantly harm the children.
    2. The Israeli spouse has died, the couple has children, the marriage was genuine and was registered in the Population Registry, the foreign spouse has commenced the progressive process and has received an A/5 residence permit.
    3. The Israeli spouse has died, the couple does not have children, the marriage was genuine and was registered in the Population Registry, the foreign spouse has commenced the progressive process, has received an A/5 residence permit, more than half of the progressive process’s period has already elapsed and there was no doubt about the genuineness of the marriage. During the hearing the committee shall evaluate the linkage of the foreign spouse to Israel and whether this linkage is stronger than their linkage to their homeland.
  4. If a request has been denied and there are humanitarian reasons justifying a hearing by the committee, the spouse is permitted to request a hearing by the committee.

Contact Us

If you need an expert in matters of naturalization in Israel or legal advice regarding stopping the gradual process for granting Israeli citizenship, you’ve reached the right place! Our law office Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh is at your service. We specialize in the areas of immigration to Israel and naturalization in Israel.

Please contact us for further information regarding immigration to Israel or stopping the gradual process for granting Israeli citizenship.

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A reference to the complete procedure for terminating the gradual process for granting Israeli citizenship can be found on the Ministry of Interior’s website: http://www.piba.gov.il/Regulations/5.2.0017.pdf.