Due to improvements in services, particularly at the airport, there are fewer encounters with bureaucracy than ever before.

Before taking a morning off ulpan or work to visit a Government office, check that you have the correct address and opening hours for the service that you require and have made an appointment – they are subject to change.

Check that you have all documents that you may need. Preparing copies of everything is usually a good idea.

Tip: If your Hebrew is limited, taking a Hebrew speaking friend can make the task easier.