The National Insurance Institute is at your side during your life, from birth to advanced age, granting you a variety of social rights adapted to changing life situations.
The National Insurance Institute is responsible for the social security of Israeli residents.
Its primary mission is to ensure means of subsistence for those unable to earn their living.
The National Insurance Institute collects insurance contributions from all residents according to their social background and status, and pays benefits to those entitled. Hence, the income of economically established groups is transferred to weak and vulnerable groups and, thereby, the National Insurance Institute contributes to a more equitable distribution of national income and the reduction of dimensions of poverty. Further information...
Is considered as a Israeli residentA person whose life is centered in Israel. Criteria for determining this include: Israel is your permanent place of residence, where your family resides, where your children go to school, your primary place of work, or where you are studying. , a person whose center of life is in Israel.
For the purpose of examining the "center of life", an individual must pass two tests:
A person may still be considered as an Israeli resident when he or she is staying abroad, if this stay is temporary (for instance: to study, to tour, or for temporary employment), and as long as his center of life remains in Israel. In general, the National Insurance Institute continues to recognize a person as an Israeli resident during the first five years that followed his departure from Israel.
If you were an Israeli resident in the past and are back to live in Israel, you may settle your residency and that of your family by one of the following means:
You can complete, before arriving in Israel, an online declaration form to be recognized as a returning resident on our website.
The form must be filled out 30 days prior to your return to Israel.
Please note, you must fill out the form only if you intend to return to and live permanently in Israel, and after having undertaken actions indicating the end of your center of life abroad.
If you did not submit a form before your arrival in Israel, you can settle residency after arriving in Israel by one of the following means: