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Israel Ministry of the Interior - Misrad HaPnim

Hebrew - משרד הפנים

misrad hapnim Israel

Misrad HaPnim is the government office responsible for matters relating to:

  • 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
  • Citizenship

Misrad HaPnim Website  in Hebrew & Arabic only

Public Telephonic Enquiries

Tel: 02-6294750 or *3450 (Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00 - 16:00 and on Monday & Wednesday from 8:00 - 18:00)

Main Branches

Location Address Telephone Opening Hours 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 04-863-3364 Sun, Mon, Tue, Thur: 8:00-12:00
Mon: 14:30-17:00
Wednesday: 13:30-17:00
Jerusalem (main branch)
1 Shlomzion HaMalka 02-6290200 Sun, Mon, Tue, Thur: 8:00-12:00
Mon: 14:30-17:00
Wednesday: 13:30-17:00
Tel Aviv 125 Derech Begin 03-7632500 Sun, Mon, Tue, Thur: 8:00-12:00
Mon: 14:30-17:00
Wednesday: 13:30-17:00


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Other branches include:

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:

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Self-Service Machines

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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Don't despair! There are good days at Misrad HaPnim. An anecdote by Sylvain Blumenfrucht