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Is getting a foreign divorce registered at the Israeli Ministry of Interior sufficient for most things in Israel ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 10 May, 2022

Registration of a foreign divorce judgment at the Ministry of Interior allows a person to change his/her personal status from ‘married’ to ‘divorced’ and is normally sufficient for most administrative/financial acts requiring proof of divorce for various eligibility purposes. However, having a foreign divorce registered at the Ministry of the Interior is of administrative value only – to give it full legal value, it needs to be recognized by an Israeli court.


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