Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

Useful Information Leaflets

The intention is to supply information to asylum-seekers and their helpers. Asylum-seekers in Israel have very few rights, but in some cases the law is on their side, and it is important that they be aware of these cases. Since those who insist on their rights often encounter obstacles, written proof can prove extremely useful.



Information for employers

On 19.1.2011 the high court of justice in Israel decided that there will be no enforcement or fines against employers who employ refugees with a 'conditional release' visa, although the permit says "This permit is not a work permit". There has been no change since then, and the decision is still true.

The letters attached explain this to employers. Show it to your employer if he says there is a problem with your visa or to potential employers when you are looking for a job.
If the employer has more questions he/she can call our office at: 270-0385252.
ብዕለት 19.1.2011 ላዕለዋይ ቤት ፍርዲ እስራኤል: ኮንድሽናል ቪዛ ዘለዎም ስደተኛታት: ምንም እኳ እቲ ቪዛ "እዚ ፍቃድ'ዚ መስርሒ ፍቓድ ኣይኮነን" ዝብል እንተኮነ: ነዚኦም ንዘስርሑ ኣስራሕቲ ዝኾነ መቕጻዕቲ ከምዘየሰዕበሎም ወሲኑ:: ስለዚ እዚ ውሳነ'ዚ ክሳብ ሕጂ ዝኮነ ለውጢ አይተገበረሉን:: እቲ ውሳነ ላዕለዋይ ቤት ፍርዲ ድማ አብ ቦትኡ ኢዩ ዘሎ::
እዚ ተተሓሒዙ ዘሎ ደብዳበ ድማ ንኣስራሕቲ ብዛዕባ እቲ ውሳነ ዝገልጽ ኢዩ:: ስለዚ ዝኮነ ኣስራሒ አብ ዝሓተኩም ግዜ ወይ ድማ አብ ቪዛኩም ጸገም አሎ አንተበሉኩም ነዚ ደብዳበ አርእይዎ ::
ኣስራሕቲ ተወሳኺ ሕቶ አንተለዎም ብቁ. ቴለ. 072-2513838 ክድውሉ ከምዝኽእሉ ሓብርዎም::
1199 قررت مخكمة العدل العليا في اسرائيل أنه لن يكون هنالك أي غرامات ضد أرباب الأعمال /19/ :: في 91
الذين يوظفون اللاجئين مع تأشيرة "الإفراج المشروط"، على الرغم من أن التصريح يضم جملة "التصريح ليس
تصريح عمل". لم يتم أي تغيير منذ ذلك الوقت، والقرار يعبتر صحيحا حتى الآن.
الرسالة المرفقة تفسر ذلك لأرباب العمل. قم بإبرازها لرب عملك إذا كان يقول أن هناك مشكلة مع الحصول على
تأشيرتك الخاصة أو لأصحاب العمل المحتملين ف حال بحثك عن عمل.
إذا كان رب العمل لديك لدي أي أسئلة هو/هي يستطيع الاتصال على مكتبنا على رقم 072-2513838 .


Aid Organizations for Asylum Seekers

A list of organizations aiding asylum seekers in various fields, with contact information: 

Emergency Room Access

Leaflet distributed by Physicians for Human Rights, explaining that  emergency rooms have a legal obligation to treat every individual in need of urgent medcial treatment.

Obtaining Birth Certificate

Many asylum-seekers are released from hospital after giving birth without birth certificates because of debts to the hospital. According to a Ministry of Health decision, it is illegal to render the provision of birth documents conditional on payment of debts to the hospital! See letter from the Ministry's Legal Adviser.

Opening Bank Accounts

By order of the Controller of Banks, asylum-seekers are entitled to open accounts with a visa (issued by the Ministry of the Interior) and without a passport. See letter from the Controller of Banks explaining the procedure.

Losing a Visa

Asylum-seekers who mislay their visas can renew them only after the lost visa lapses. If they do not have a photo of the lost visa or do not know the number, they must undergo biometric identification at the Ministry of the Interior. Renewal of a lost visa is done at the Ministry of the Interior, 53 Salameh Street in Tel Aviv.                                   Enclosed is a letter from Assaf explaining the procedure for renewing a visa.