Submitting an online application to receive an inheritance order in Israel
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 online as described on this page or manually.
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 issued by the Registrar of Inheritance Matters 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 461) and newspaper advertising expenses fee (NIS 130).
- A request for an inheritance order can be submitted to one of these:
- Inheritance register
- 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
- An online application for an inheritance order can be submitted if 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.
|Application Submission Methods
|Deceased did not make a will
|Online application form
|Applicant is a legal heir
|Manual submission (if needed)
|– A will enforcement order
|required if a will exists
|– Special case for Holocaust
- 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
- The fees for the application and the procedure must be paid (details below).
- The application for receiving an inheritance order must be submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance through an online application form, on the website of the Registrar of Inheritance.
- A representative is required to submit the application online only (information on this page).
- An unrepresented applicant can submit the application online or manually (with manual submission the amount of the fee for opening the application is higher).
- If among the heirs there are brothers, nephews, grandfathers, uncles or cousins of the deceased – the application must be submitted manually only, even if the applicant is represented.
Payment of fee
- Submitting an online application for an inheritance order involves paying the following two fees (as of 2023):
- Application opening fee – NIS 461.
- Newspaper advertising expenses (orange voucher) – NIS 130.
- 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) or as part of the process of filling out the online application form to receive the order.
- At the postal bank – through vouchers that can be obtained at the reception desks at the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters.
- At automatic payment stations – by credit card at the payment stations located at the public reception desks in the offices of the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs.
|Application opening fee
|Online (government payment service)
|Postal bank (vouchers)
|Newspaper advertising fee
|Automatic payment stations (credit card)
|Family members of military service casualties
- 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.
Filling out and submitting the application
- You must enter the online application form on the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters.
- Fill in all the required sections in each part of the form and attach the following documents (scanned in PDF format):
- If the deceased did not have an Israeli identity card, an original death certificate of the deceased must be attached (or a copy “true to the original”).
- If there are several heirs – confirmation that a notice was sent by registered mail to all the heirs about the submission of the application to receive the decree or confirmation that the person submitting the application gave a personal notice to all the heirs.
- If the applicant is represented by a lawyer – power of attorney.
- If there are heirs who give up their share in the estate (inheritance) – an affidavit of withdrawal/waiver signed and verified by a lawyer must be attached.
- If the fee was paid other than as part of filling out the online form (using vouchers, automatic payment stations or the government payment server) the confirmation number for the payment of the fee must be filled in in the place designated for this in the online form.
- After sending the online application form, an email message will be sent to the applicant that includes a confirmation of the actual sending and the number of the file opened at the Registrar of Inheritance Matters. This message does not confirm that the application was submitted properly.
- At the end, after reviewing the application and checking that all the required documents (listed above) have been submitted correctly, the applicant will be sent a confirmation email that the online application has been properly received.
- An application for an inheritance order for the property of a person who died in the Holocaust 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.
|Deceased’s death certificate
|Notice to heirs or waivers
|Power of attorney (if represented)
|Affidavit of withdrawal/waiver
|Confirmation number for fee payment
|Note: All documents in PDF format.
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 a Releasing the relevant case, and choosing the desired application.
- Submitting a review request involves paying a fee.
|Confirmation email after submission
|Publication of notice for objections
|Processing and checking application
|Issuance of the inheritance order
|Transfer to Family Court (if necessary)
|Review and copies of registrar’s files
receiving the order
- The warrants are issued digitally (computerized) only and it is not possible to receive printed warrants or copies of printed warrants 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.
- 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.
|Receiving the Inheritance Order
|Digital issuance only
|Issued within 50 days (if no issues)
|Sent to email address
|Accessible in “personal area” online
|Request for a digital copy possible
|Note: No physical copies provided.
- 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.
- The Registrar for Inheritance Affairs operates a service and information center: by phone *2416 24-hour response and human response on Sunday-Thursday from 16:00-08:00 and by email: Moked-Yerushot@justice.gov.il.
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