Giving Birth as an A5 Visa Holder: The Bureaucracy and Your Rights

Are you an international couple with a baby on the way? First of all, congratulations!

We understand that giving birth in Israel as a foreigner (and all that follows) can be overwhelming and even scary, but there’s no need to worry.

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know before and after giving birth. This guide is specifically tailored for A5 visa holders so that you and your partner can learn about your rights and all the bureaucratic procedures involved.

Note: If the mother had a partner visa for fewer than 300 days before the birth, a paternity test might be required to determine if the child is eligible for Israeli citizenship, in accordance with procedure 5.2.0004 – Procedure for granting status in Israel to minors born in Israel through recognition of paternity (full article coming soon!).

This article was co-written by Adv. Lior Beres of AIC, and guest writer Mette Silver Mikkelsen. Thank you Mette for your big contribution of information on this topic!

Steps Breakdown

  1. Get BL/303 Form
  2. Registration at the Hospital
  3. Security Deposit
  4. National Insurance Institute
  5. Updating Your Workplace
  6. Passport Pictures
  7. Ministry of Interior
  8. Registration for Health Insurance 
  9. Foreign Citizenship

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The Israeli Association for International Couples (R.A.)
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