Re-applying for Israeli citizenship
Were your parents Israeli citizens? The children of people who were previously citizens of Israel, but have since revoked their citizenship are faced with a unique challenge when re-applying for Israeli citizenship.
If you are not an Israeli citizen at present but were one as a child or had two Israeli parents, it is entirely possible your citizenship was revoked when your parents renounced their citizenship. If this is the case, you may be eligible to reapply for Israeli citizenship.
The law office of Cohen, Decker, Pex, Brosh, specializes in immigration to Israel and Israeli citizenship. We had previously written on the the renunciation or voluntary cancellation of Israeli citizenship. In this article, advocate Joshua Pex will explain the process of re-applying for Israeli citizenship after revocation.
Who is eligible to reestablish citizenship?
Not everyone is eligible to apply for this type of citizenship. Citizens who have voluntarily renounced their citizenship are generally advised that there are no “take-backs”. However, if your citizenship was previously revoked as part of your parents’ renunciation of citizenship, while you were under the age of 18, you may apply to regain it.
You may also apply for Israeli citizenship if you were born to two Israeli parents, outside of the state of Israel. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 22 years old when submitting the application.
What documents are required when re-applying for Israeli citizenship?
- Both Israeli Parents ID numbers
- The applicant’s current passport or travel document
- A letter detailing the circumstances involved in the revocation and why the applicant desires to regain their citizenship
Contact our immigration law experts for more information or legal assistance
The immigration lawyers at the Cohen, Decker, Pex and Brosh Law Offices, are willing and eager to help you. This includes guiding you through the process of re-establishing your Israeli citizenship. Contact us to schedule a remote consultation or a meeting with an immigration lawyer in Jerusalem or Petah Tikvah.