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How to Get a Driver's License in Israel

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Here's a primer on how to get your driver's license in Israel.

Drivers License Israel - How to Get a Driver's License in Israel

Sometimes when you're new to a country a task like getting your driver's license can make you feel like you're 16 years old again trying to pass your driver's test. Here's an overview of the process of getting your driver's license in Israel.

In Israel, foreigners are allowed to drive with a valid foreign driver's license for one year from their last entry into the country. However, if they become a resident, they must obtain an Israeli driver's license within three months of receiving their residency. To get an Israeli driver's license, they must pass a theory test and a practical driving test. They may also need to take driving lessons depending on their home country's reciprocal agreement with Israel.

It's important to note that the driving license must be in English or accompanied by an International Driving Permit (IDP). If the license is not in English or the driver does not have an IDP, they must get an official translation of their license from a consulate or an approved translator.

As for the requirements based on the city, state, or region, Israel is a small country with a centralized government, so the rules for driving are the same throughout the country. However, traffic rules and regulations may vary slightly in different cities, especially in terms of parking regulations and restrictions.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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