Having a Work Visa is Not Sufficient to Work with Minors in Israel
Foreign citizens with work visas (B / 1) who wish to work in Israel at an institution for minors are not allowed due to a bureaucratic snafu.
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We’ve seen from the many inquiries that have come to our office that foreign citizens with Israeli work visas (B / 1) who wish to work in an institution for minors are required to bring a certificate from the Israel Police confirming that the applicant has not been convicted of sex offenses in the past.
However, when they come to get a certificate confirming their good conduct, the Israel Police turns them down, claiming they cannot issue this certificate to an applicant who does not have an identity card number.
It doesn’t even help if the foreign citizen has a certificate from his place of origin that he has not been convicted in the past of sexual offenses against minors.
This problem has other ramifications. For instance, it will prevent a foreign national from studying for a degree in Israel (such as a social work degree) in which the student is required to perform field work in a school to receive the degree.
To date, our organizations have appealed to the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Minister of Public Security to intervene in this matter and we are awaiting their answer.
"Without a doubt, finding a solution that will enable a foreign national to easily find a job or complete a degree program will be an important incentive to convince them to settle permanently in Israel," Israeli Shortcut" chairman said