ICYMI: Olim Now Have 5 Years to Convert Their Licenses

The GSC Team

In case you missed it, several organizations are reporting that the Ministry of Transportation has yet again made things easier for new immigrants with a foreign drivers license – this time changing the conversion deadline. Now, olim wishing to convert their foreign license to an Israeli one will have 5 years from their date of Aliyah, instead of just three.

And, after a few weeks of limbo, the Ministry of Transportation website has been updated to include this change , so you shouldn’t have any trouble.

This follows the reform from the summer, which removed some red tape and allowed immigrants to transfer their licenses without taking the much-dreaded Road Exam.