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3 Tips for Going to Misrad Hapnim in Tel Aviv

Firstly, Misrad Hapnim is Israel’s Ministry of the Interior.  This is the government office responsible for:

  • Citizenship (including change of status to Oleh)
  • Israeli ID cards
  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Visas

Please note:

  • Services are available by appointment only.
  • All Misrad Hapnim branches are closed on Wednesday mornings.
  • Soldiers (in uniform) can be processed without an appointment.
  • Each Misrad Hapnim Branch serves ONLY the residents of its own region.

Lets Get Into it.

Whether you are thinking about moving to Tel Aviv from another part of the world, live/work in Tel Aviv currently, or if you have worked in Tel Aviv in the past… you probably have visited the Misrad Hapnim (משרד הפנים) offices.

As someone who has lived in Tel Aviv Israel for 10+ years, I want to help you!… 

Going to the Misrad Hapnim offices is a time-consuming event, and I wand to save you time, effort, and energy.  Therefore, I created this list of 3 tips for going to Misrad Hapnim in Tel Aviv

1. Be Practical

In order to have a successful visit to the Misrad Hapnim office in Tel Aviv, you will need to come early to your appointment.  Moreover, It can be VERY crowded, and you will need to pass several security “stops” on the way into the offices.

Research the best way to arrive to the office ahead of time and plan for your whole visit to take a few hours.  There might be delays and I recommend to stay practical.  Similarly, don’t schedule any important things around your trip to the Misrad Hapnim offices. 

Here is a little advice on practicality:

Take responsibility.  For instance, realistic hope involves taking steps to achieve the goals you want, instead of just waiting for good things to happen to you.  In addition, research has found that people who take responsibility for their choices and believe in their own self-control tend to do better at overcoming their difficulties.

2. Be Prepared

Here is some important, additional information:

The Address: 125 Derech Menachem Begin

The Phone Number:  +972-03-7632523

The Hours of Operation for All Services: 

  • Sunday:  8:00am – 12:00pm  , Mon, Tue, Thursday : 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Monday:  8:00am – 12:00pm , 14:30pm – 17:00pm
  • Tuesday:  8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday:  13:30pm – 17:00pm
  • Thursday:  8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Friday:  Closed
  • Saturday:  Closed

Misrad Hapnim Tel Aviv Visa Department Hours:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

To Schedule an Appointment at the Misrad Hapnim Tel Aviv Visa Department, Click this Link: 

3. Be Patient

Many of you believe in a higher power and that if you need to grow in some way, this higher power would provide you the opportunity.   Therefore, tor those of you that think this way…  be glad the opportunity shall arise.

In order to have a successful visit to the Misrad Hapnim office in Tel Aviv, you will need LOTS of patience.

Here is what you should do if you are at the Misrad Hapnim office in Tel Aviv, and you start to feel impatient while waiting:

To clarify, take 5 deep breaths to slow your heart rate down.  Importantly, Close your eyes and inhale deeply into your belly.  Hold it for a second, the let the air out slowly. 

Feel your body calm down and let that physical relaxation flow into your mind, soothing your impatient thoughts.  In conclusion, taking a few deep breaths will force you to slow down before you say or do anything rash.


About the creator of 3 Tips for Going to Misrad Hapnim in Tel Aviv…

My name is Claude Lee Massey, I’ve been living in Tel Aviv for 10+ years… and what an adventure it has been!  I remember the day I arrived in Israel, I had NO money – NO friends – and NO job.  So, how exactly did I become a life coach and career counselor in Tel Aviv, Israel?

Here is my story…

About five years ago (after 15+ years of soul-searching), I had a realization:  That I was put here on this planet to teach and to share the knowledge I have.  Along with that powerful revelation, I had a powerful insight: “I want to open my own consulting business”.

Therefore, as the start-up capital of the world, Israel has plenty of new companies with growing English speaking sales teams.  Therefore, with my 15+ years of experience in the field of sales, I decided to open a sales training/consulting company.

I never thought that I would open my own business in Israel…but I did!

At once, I went to an accountant to file the proper paperwork to legally operate my NEW sales consulting company.  Afterwards, I began to use all of my spare time (at this point I had a full-time job for a high-tech company) after work and before work creating materials and trying to acquire clients.

Most importantly, I knew what I had to do and whom I wanted to target. 

SalesDevelopmentIsrael.comI started cold calling companies in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ramat Gan, Jerusalem, Bat Yam, and Holon.  Moreover, I was working like a madman.  I was sending emails and doing everything in my power to try to generate momentum in my business. 

It was, and is brutal being an entrepreneur, but great news!  I was able to find my first few clients!

Something I immediately noticed, was at the conclusion of my sales training workshops (where I focused on selling through telling stories, and teaching specific sales techniques), two things would happen consistently happen:

Firstly, I would receive feedback that the sales training workshop provided massive value.  Secondly, one or two of the students in the course would privately approach me. 

They would speak with me about their struggles, not only in sales but also in life.

Then one time, a female student offered to pay me for a one-on-one sit down session outside of the office.  She asked me to help her figure out a better career path.  As a struggling entrepreneur, I accepted.  

Likewise, another student, at another company, approached me and offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job interview.  Yes, he was planning to leave the sales job that he was at.

Similarly, another student from another workshop, at another company me to help them work with their confidence and being able to communicate efficiently.  This would happen again, and again…

Each person with his or her own challenge.  They knew I was not certified or professionally trained.  Still, they would approach me and offer to pay me for my time.

To sit with them and help figure things out, and to give them my guidance.  These first clients called me their “Life Coach” or “Career Counselor“.

Moreover, I was able to help them!  At the conclusion of our 3 to 5 one-on-one sessions, they each had taken took massive steps forward towards the results they wanted.

Eventually, enough people paid me to sit down with them, and called me their Career Counselor or Life Coach… that I began to call myself a “Career Counselor” and ”Life Coach”.

In short, most people set out to become a trained and certified life coach or career counselor before ever having a client.  However, I never said I wanted to be a life coach or a career counselor,

This interesting and fulfilling profession came to me, literally.

And that is the super-short story of how I began life coaching and career counseling in Tel Aviv Israel.

Now 5 years later, I can say that I’m happy to say I have helped thousands of people just like you.

<—  Contact Me Today for a FREE consultation  —>

 Phone: +972-052-413-5562



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3 Tips for Going to Misrad Hapnim in Tel Aviv – Claude Lee Massey – Life Coach and Career Counseling in Tel Aviv Israel