Due to TSA regulations, it is mandatory that you submit your passport information in your Birthright Israel application & upload a copy of your passport 60 days prior to the date you are traveling.
Make sure that your passport is valid six months after that date that you return from Israel. If you do not have a passport or it will soon expire, you should apply for one ASAP. Information can be found here.
If you are a US citizen, you do not need a visa to travel, but you do need your American passport 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.
If you were born in Israel or have ever held Israeli citizenship or have held an Israeli passport, you are not eligible unless you prove by official documentation that you left Israel before the age of 12. If you are accepted to the program, you will need to obtain army exemption papers from your local Israeli consulate. You must travel with your Israeli passport as well.
Please note: if your passport is not submitted in your Birthright Israel application, 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 60 days 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 & login. Go to the travel section of your application to enter your passport information & photo using one of the methods below:
- Enter your cell number in the online application to text yourself the link to the Birthright Israel App. Download the app & use on your mobile device to scan your passport.
- Click "enter your passport information manually online" & fill out all information. If you do not have a passport or have your passport with you, you should still click on this and answer the question of "Do you currently hold a valid passport?" with the option "No/Not With Me - Will Enter Later." If you select this option, make sure to obtain, renew, or order your paassport as soon as possible.
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.
Make sure to click "save section" before exiting this page.
If you are having trouble uploading your passport, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.