In order for an heir to be able to receive his share from the estate (inheritance) of the deceased, an application known as an “application for an inheritance order” must be submitted
An unrepresented applicant can submit the application manually (information on this page) or online. An applicant’s representative is required to submit the application online only
Submitting the application involves paying two fees
If the deceased made a will, an application for a will enforcement order must be submitted so that the inheritance can be distributed among the heirs listed in the will
In order for an heir to be able to receive his share from the estate (inheritance) of the deceased (the testator), an application known as an “application for an inheritance order” must be submitted.
- Today, an inheritance order is issued digitally (computerized) and at the same time as it is sent to the person who submitted the request, it is also sent to various entities, so there is no need to present it to them (details further down the page).
- Submitting the application involves paying two fees (as of 2023): application opening fee (NIS 542) and newspaper advertising expenses fee (NIS 130).
|Manual or online submission
|Application opening fee (NIS 542) and newspaper advertising expenses fee (NIS 130)
|Unrepresented applicants can submit manually or online
|Representatives must submit online
|For inheritance order if no will exists
|For probate order if a will exists
- A request for an inheritance order can be submitted to one of these:
- The Registrar of Inheritance Matters (the information on this page).
- A religious court (such as: Rabbinic, Shari’i and Druze), provided that all parties to the procedure agree on the submission of the request and the conduct of the procedure before the court.
Target population and prerequisites
- A manual request for an inheritance order can be submitted if all the following conditions are met:
- The deceased did not make a will.
- The applicant is one of the legal heirs of the deceased or an heir of the heir.
- The applicant is not represented by a lawyer.
- If the deceased made a will, an application must be submitted for a probate order so that the will becomes effective and the estate (inheritance) can be divided among the winners (heirs).
- If the will did not include all the property, in addition to the request for a will order, you can also submit a request for an inheritance order (the information on this page) so that the property that does not appear in the will can be divided among the legal heirs.
Who and how to apply
- First, the payment of the fees for submitting the application must be arranged (details below).
- The complete application together with all the required documents must be submitted in 2 copies, in one of the following ways:
- At the reception desks at the offices of the registrar for inheritance affairs that are close to the deceased’s place of residence by prior appointment only.
- Delivery by registered mail to the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters that are close to the place of residence of the deceased.
- By email (one copy only) to the service and information center of the registrar for inheritance matters at Moked-Yerushot@justice.gov.il.
- An unrepresented applicant can submit the application manually (the information on this page) or online.
- A representative is required to submit the application online only.
- If one (or more) of the heirs is a brother, nephew, grandfather, grandmother, uncle or cousin of the deceased – the application must be submitted manually only, even if the applicant is represented.
|Conditions for Manual Submission
|Deceased had no will
|Applicant is a legal heir or an heir of the heir
|Applicant is not represented by a lawyer
|Conditions for Online Submission
|Submission method for representatives only
Payment of fee
• Submitting a manual application to receive an inheritance order involves paying the following two fees (as of 2023):
- Application opening fee – NIS 542.
- Newspaper advertising expenses (orange voucher) – NIS 130.
- Those who submit the request to receive the order online will pay a reduced fee for opening the request (461 NIS instead of 542 NIS).
- If the deceased died as a result of their military service, during reserve service or in hostilities, their first degree family members are entitled to an exemption from the payment.
- The payment can be made in any of the following ways:
- Online – through the government payment service (mark the appropriate fees in the list that opens).
- At the postal bank – through vouchers that can be obtained after contacting the service and information center of the registrar for inheritance matters by email at Moked-Yerushot@justice.gov.il.
- At automatic payment stations – using a credit card at the payment stations located at the public reception desks in the offices of the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs.
|Application opening fee (NIS 542)
|Newspaper advertising expenses (NIS 130)
|Fee Reduction for Online Submission
|Reduced application opening fee (NIS 461) for online submission
|Exemption for Military Deaths
|Family members of deceased military personnel exempt from payment
|Online government payment service, postal bank, or automatic payment stations
Filling out and submitting the application
- The application form for an inheritance order must be printed from the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters.
- Fill in all the sections required in the application form and attach the following documents:
- The death certificate of the deceased (testator) or a request for proof of his death.
- If there are several heirs – confirmation of the delivery of a message sent by registered mail to all the heirs about the submission of the application to receive the order or confirmation that the person making the request sent a personal message to all the heirs.
- Confirmation of payment of fees.
- If the applicant is represented by a lawyer – power of attorney.
- If there are heirs who give up their share in the estate (inheritance) – a withdrawal/waiver affidavit signed and verified by a lawyer must be attached.
- An application for an inheritance order for the property of a Holocaust survivor must be submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance Matters in the Tel Aviv District using a dedicated application form.
The steps of the procedure
- After receiving confirmation of the validity of the application, the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs will publish in the records (official publications of the State of Israel) and in the press, a notice of the submission of the application to allow those who are interested to file an objection to the issuance of the order.
- At the same time as the announcement is published, the request is transferred to the authorized party at the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters or at the offices of the general guardian.
- If details are missing in the application or additional clarifications are needed, you will send the applicant a request to complete the details by email.
- You can complete the details and follow the processing of the request through the Online Inheritance Registrar system.
- After completing the processing of the request and after the deadline for filing an objection has passed, the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs will issue the order.
|In-person at registrar’s office (by appointment)
|Delivery by registered mail to registrar’s office
|By email (for unrepresented applicants or online for representatives)
|Exemption for Specific Relatives
|Manual submission required if certain relatives are heirs
The Inheritance Registrar will transfer the application to the Family Court in the following cases:
- Objection to the request was submitted.
- The person in whose case the request was submitted is a person whose property the general guardian manages.
- The Attorney General or his attorney deemed it appropriate to initiate a procedure in connection with the request or to join the procedure.
- The state or one of its institutions is a party to the request.
- The Registrar of Inheritance Affairs deemed it appropriate to transfer the request to the court.
Locating requests and reviewing the file
- You can locate the submitted application and check its processing status on the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs. You must have the deceased’s ID number or the case number.
- The heirs may submit a request to review and receive copies of the documents in the registrar’s file.
- The application must be submitted through the website of the Registrar for Inheritance Affairs after locating the relevant file, and selecting the desired application.
- Submitting a review request involves paying a fee.
receiving the order
- The orders are issued digitally (computerized) only And it is not possible to receive printed orders or copies of printed orders at the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters (as was previously the case).
- As a general rule, the order will be issued no later than 50 days from the day the request was properly submitted (including the period of publication in records and the press), unless additional documents or details are required.
- The digital order will be sent by the registrar for inheritance matters to the email address of the applicant or the representative.
- In addition, after sending the order by email, it can be received in the “personal area” on the government services and information website.
- Those who do not have the original digital order that was sent to them, can apply for a digital copy of the order.
|Downloadable from Registrar of Inheritance Matters website
|Death certificate or request for proof of death
|Confirmation of notifying all heirs (if applicable)
|Confirmation of fee payment
|Power of attorney (if applicant is represented)
|Heirs’ withdrawal/waiver affidavit (if applicable)
- The digital order was sent to banks, insurance companies, the Tax Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Corporations Authority, the Ministry of Transport, the Israel Land Authority and the Authority for Registration and Settlement of Land Rights (TABO). Therefore, it is not necessary to present the order physically when receiving service from these bodies.
- Upon receipt of the digital order, it is recommended to save it as a saved file on the computer, so that it can be used in the future and forwarded at any time to any party that requests it.
- Every document (including a will) submitted to the registrar of inheritance written in a foreign language (except English), must be accompanied by a translation into Hebrew or Arabic, certified by a notary (the registrar of inheritance may order that a document written in English must also be translated).
- If the fee has been paid for submitting the application and the fee is not used, you can apply for a refund.
- Make sure that the current version of Acrobat Reader is installed on the computer, which allows the use of documents in PDF format, the only format that supports the display of orders and other online documents.
- Anyone who is harmed by the very issuance of the order and wishes to cancel or amend it, may file an objection, provided that the order has not yet been issued. The way to cancel or correct the order after it has been given is by submitting an appropriate request: a request to amend an inheritance order or a request to cancel an inheritance order.
|Publication of Application
|Notice published in records and press for objections
|Review and Completion
|Request for additional details sent to applicant if necessary
|Digital Order Issuance
|Orders issued digitally and sent to the applicant’s email address
|Access to Orders
|Orders accessible in the “personal area” on government services website
|Cancellation or Amendment
|Objections to issued orders can be filed for cancellation or amendment
The Registrar of Inheritance Affairs operates a service and information center: by phone *2416 24-hour response and human response on Sunday-Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
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