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How do I apply for Israel’s Senior Citizen Card?

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Last Updated on January 3, 2022

How do I apply for a Senior Citizen Card?

The Israeli senior citizen card is now available with your personal identifying photograph.

Who is entitled to the senior citizen card?

If you are a senior citizen with an Israeli driver’s license,  you can apply for an Israel Senior Citizen Card with an identifying photograph. The photo is taken from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ database.

Retirement age

Every Israeli resident who reaches the conditional age of retirement according to the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi), 67 for men and 62 for women, is entitled to receive a Senior Citizen Card (Kartis Ezrach Vatik). This card entitles seniors to discounts on public transportation; discounts on theater tickets, entrance fees to museums and national parks as well as other benefits.

If you made aliyah before your retirement age, you should automatically receive the card in the mail. If you made aliyah as a retiree or if you did not receive the card within 2 months of retirement, you should apply for one now.

Plan your retirement in Israel

How do I apply for the Israel Senior Citizen Card?

You may apply for the Israel Senior Citizen Card by calling tel: 02-654-7025 or at *8840 between 8:00 – 16:00 or send an email: ezrach.vatik@ mse.gov.il. Alternately, you can apply online.

Here is a Hebrew English translation of the online request form.

israel senior citizen card application form


To receive the Senior Citizen Card with with the photograph (from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles database), call tel: 02 654-7025. You will receive a SMS to your cellphone with a personal code (kod ishi).  Complete this form on the Israeli Government Offices website.

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Upon application, expect a 2 month wait for the card to be processed.

Learn these Hebrew words

Senior Citizen Card כרטיס אזרח ותיק Kartis Ezrach Vatik

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