Due to TSA regulations, it is mandatory that you submit your passport information in your Birthright Israel application and upload a copy of your passport.
Make sure that your passport is valid through February 2019 for all summer 2018 experiences and through August 2019 for all winter 2018/2019. If you do not have a passport or it will soon expire, you should apply for one now. Information can be found here.
If you are a US citizen, you do not need a visa to travel. If you are not a US citizen, you will need to apply for a visa at the Israeli consulate that serves your area. You can find a list of consulates on the Israeli Embassy website.
Please note: if your passport is not submitted in both your Birthright Israel and Shorashim applications, your acceptance is still tentative. We will be unable to issue you a ticket to Israel without the necessary passport information. If you do not have your passport within two months before your scheduled departure, you may be removed from the program at your own expense.
Once you have a valid passport, submit the details following the instructions below:
Birthright Israel Application: Go to the Birthright Israel website and login. Go to step 5 of your application to enter your passport information & photo. Please note that your passport number is located on the upper right hand corner of the page with your picture on it. It is a nine digit number. Click "save section."
Shorashim Application: Login to your application and upload a copy of your passport in the section entitled "Passport Copy." You can either scan your passport or take a picture of it on your cell phone.
If you are having trouble uploading your passport, please email firstname.lastname@example.org