Service for Children of a Foreign Spouse of an Israeli Citizen
Many Israelis live together with, and are even married to foreign spouses. In some cases, the foreign spouse has mature or juvenile children, who are also foreign citizens, and so he/she wishes their children to be in Israel with them.
The foreign spouse and his/her children do not have an automatic right to receive status in Israel.
The process of settling the status of the foreign spouse takes place in the Ministry of Interior, and it must be intertwined with the process of settling the status of the foreign spouse’s children.
It is a special application submitted to the Ministry of Interior and its treatment may take a long time.
Our office is an expert in the process of acquiring citizenship for children of foreign citizens married to Israeli citizens.
It should be mentioned that the process of acquiring citizenship for children of foreign citizens is only possible when the spouses, the Israeli and the foreigner, are married to each other.
In addition with this primary condition, the applicant and his/her children must meet different terms, that include to present the approval of the other foreign parent to the transfer of the children to Israel.
Our office accompanies the proceedings of this citizenship application of both the parent and children along their steps- starting with providing the documents and until submitting applications to the Ministry of Interior and appeal proceedings thereon.
Our office won many petitions in this subject in the administrative courts and in the supreme court, and turned the decisions of the Ministry of Interior that refused to provide visas to the children of foreign spouses.