Our main task: professional and detailed preparation for repatriation, assistance in the speedy passage of all bureaucratic procedures to obtain Israeli citizenship in a short time.

What categories of people can obtain citizenship in Israel by repatriation?
The husband of a Jewish woman or the wife of a Jew.
Children and grandchildren of a Jew, as well as their spouses.
The widow of a Jew / widower of a Jewish woman.

Required documents
-Foreign passports of all family members wishing to confirm the right to repatriation, valid for at least 6 months;
-3×4 cm color passport photos of all family members;
-Originals of birth certificates of all family members;
-Certificates confirming the marital status of all family members;
-Parents' marriage certificate;
-Originals of parents' birth certificates;
-Certificates and documents of grandparents;
- Death certificates;
- Documents on military service;
-Documents confirming the education of family members;
-Certificate of absence of criminal record of all family members over 14 years old, confirmed by an apostille. The validity period of the certificate of no criminal record is 6 months before repatriation;
Any other documents confirming the right to repatriation in accordance with the Law on Return. Read more about the law on the official website of the Knesset.

How to find out if you have Jewish roots
Oddly enough, but in many Russian families, information about Jewish ancestors is formed only on the basis of stories. In the passports of parents or grandparents, there is another nationality - "Russian", "Ukrainian", but not "Jew". This trend was formed due to the long-term persecution of Jews, who had to change their name, patronymic and nationality in official documents.

Search for Jewish roots: where to start?
The search for relatives - true Jews – is a difficult and painstaking work. The process requires full involvement, building a family tree. The procedure is complicated by the fact that the necessary papers may not be found in the family archive, from which the search should begin. Nevertheless, any clue is important. It is necessary to study not only passports, but also birth certificates, house books, military tickets of relatives. Previously, it was customary to make a record of nationality in these documents as well.

The source of information can be:
Family photos. Perhaps some Jewish symbolism or holy scripture got into the frame.
Marriage or death certificates. These papers used to indicate nationality. Here you can study patronymics. For example, the patronymics Davidovich, Solomonovna or Moiseevna indirectly indicate that a relative belongs to the Jewish people.
Personal files from places of work.
Civil registry office records related to birth, death, marriage, etc.
Various state archives. This is a difficult path that requires not only knowledge, but also access.

Document search
The most solvable task for the Jews of the first generation. To prove one's own Jewishness, it is necessary that the nationality "Jewish" be affixed to the mother's documents. A similar entry can be found in the passport, birth certificate.
The task will be more difficult if mom got married several times and changed her last name each time. We'll have to attach all the marriage certificates. If she is not alive, you will need a death certificate. The birth certificate of the applicant for Israeli citizenship is mandatory. This document will prove a direct relationship.
If it is necessary to confirm Jewishness in the second and third generation, then the number of documents will increase exponentially. We need to try to find such papers:
A Soviet-style birth certificate. It was marked with nationality.
Ktuba is an integral part of the traditional Jewish marriage union. Before the ceremony, a marriage contract is necessarily concluded - a ktuba. If it is found in the family archive, it is a weighty proof of the relative's belonging to the Jewish nation.
House books. If there is information about where the grandmother or grandfather lived, you can make a request to the archive, which can store house books for all residents.
Civil birth and death records that may be in the synagogue. If it is known that the relative is Jewish, he was in the Jewish community and attended the synagogue, then you can start looking for papers from here.
A document confirming the burial of a relative in a Jewish cemetery. You can show a burial scheme, a photo of a tombstone.
There may be other documents that can be searched in registry offices, places of work, study or service. You can send requests to the archives of enterprises, educational institutions and many other places.
As it has already become clear, the process will not be simple. If you have to go to the archives, then 99% of the time is spent searching for the location of the right case. The archive can move, cases "wander" from one place to another, while an electronic database on old archival cases is not created.

Don't you want to waste your personal time and nerves searching for documents that may be scattered throughout the former Soviet Union?
Contact our agency. Our long experience has allowed us to develop a special methodology for searching archival papers based on your individual life circumstances. Therefore, if you are sure that there are Jews in your family, we will definitely find confirmation of this.
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