Good news for foreign citizens
You Can Now Change Your Address at the Driver’s License Office.
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Following Israel Shortcut’s lobbying at the Driver’s License Office (Misrad haRishui), procedures were changed to ease conditions for foreign citizens.
In the past, a foreign national who moved to another residence was unable to update his new address at the Driver’s License Office and first had to update it at the Ministry of the Interior. The Ministry of Transportation refused to enter the new address in the system, claiming that the place of residence was determined solely by the Ministry of the Interior’s records. As a result, the License Office would not send renewed licenses to the new address that foreign nationals had moved to.
Israeli Shortcut contacted the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Interior to find a way to facilitate the procedure for the foreign civilian population. Cooperation was forthcoming, and the issue was resolved in a short time.
This population already undergoes significant difficulties of acclimatization in realizing their dream to live in Israel, and every gesture to ease the bureaucracy for them makes a world of difference.
Israeli Shortcut’s chairman expressed his gratitude at the readiness of the relevant government bodies to meet the needs of foreign citizens living in Israel and eliminate the unnecessary bureaucracy for them.
Israeli Shortcut’s chairman added that he hopes that this small step will soon be one of many that leads to a breakthrough in eliminating the daunting bureaucratic maze that makes life difficult for foreign citizens living in Israel.