Israel Ministry of the Interior – Misrad HaPnim
Hebrew – משרד הפנים
Please note that we do our best to keep the information in this website updated. We advise you to double check – call before you go!
Misrad HaPnim is the government office responsible for:
- Israeli ID card (Teudat Zehut)
- Travel Document (Teudat Ma’avar) and Passports (Darkon)
- Changes of family status (marriage, divorce, births, deaths)
- Change of address
- Foreign workers
Misrad HaPnim Website
https://www.moin.gov.il/ in various languages
Telephone: 02-6294750 or *3450 or 1222-3450 (Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00 – 16:00 and on Monday & Wednesday from 8:00 – 18:00)
Email: TZ@Piba.gov.il Public inquiries fax: 02-6294750
Main Branches – Contact Information
Please note: different departments within Misrad Hapnim have different operating hours. Before you go, check with the branch nearest you for exact information.
|Haifa||15 Palyam St||*3450||Sun, Mon, Tue, Thur: 8:00-12:00
|Jerusalem (main branch)||1 Shlomzion HaMalka||*3450||Sun, Mon, Tue, Thur: 8:00-12:00
|Tel Aviv||125 Derech Begin||*3450||Sun, Mon, Tue, Thur: 8:00-12:00
Afula, Akko, Ariel, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beer Sheva, Bet Shemesh, Bnei Brak, Eilat, Gilo, Hadera, Holon, Herzliyah, Karmiel, Kiryat Shmonah, Nahariya, Ma’ale Adumim, Modi’in, Nazereth Illit, Netanya, Petach Tikva, Ramat Gan, Ramle, Rechovot, Rishon LeTzion, Tzfat.
A complete list of all the branches can be found here:
The Self-Service machines (only at some of the branches*) allow you to:-
- Renew a passport (age 18 and over)
- Register a birth
- Change of address
- Request a birth or death certificate
- Verify Israel entry and exit dates
- Apply for a new attachment to your identity document (the sefach – ספח)
The self-service is available only at these Misrad Hapnim offices: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Rishon LeZion, Rehovot, Nazareth Illit, Haifa, Afula, Petach Tikva, Ramat Gan, Herzliyah, Holon, Beer Sheva, Modiin and Ashdod.
Did you know?
Israel’s first Minister of the Interior in 1948 was a man named Yitzhak Gruenbaum. (born in Warsaw in 1879). Following his exit from politics, he undertook the editing of an Encyclopedia of the Diaspora Communities and numerous other volumes, including The Zionist Movement and its Development. He spent his later years on kibbutz Gan Shmuel, and died in 1970. (Wikipedia)
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