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In order to give you sufficient time to adapt to the new situation, to get to know Israel and learn Hebrew, your enlistment is planned to take place only a year after your arrival in Israel. This will also depend on your personal status (whether single or married, etc.)

                                                                                                            How long will I serve as a new immigrant?

The duration of a new immigrant’s military service depends on their age, the date of arrival in Israel, medical condition and personal status.

Obligatory service for women and men who arrived in Israel from June 1st, 2020:

Age of Arrival in Israel Family Status Duration of Military Service for women Duration of Military Service for men
Age 18-19 Single/Married with no children 24 months of service 32 months of service
Age 20-21 Single/Married with no children 24 months of service 24 months of service
Age 18-21 Married with children Minimal volunteering of 24 months Minimal volunteering of 24 months
Age 22-27  - Minimal volunteering of 18 months Minimal volunteering of 18 months

  

Obligatory service for women who arrived in Israel after May 2015 until May 31st, 2020 (except for military doctors/dentists):

Age of Arrival in Israel Family Status Duration of Military Service
Age 18-19 Single 24 months of service
Age 20-21 Single 12 months of service
Age 22-27 Single Minimal volunteering of 12 months

Obligatory service for men who arrived in Israel after May 2015 until May 31st, 2020 (except for military doctors/dentists):

Age of Arrival in Israel Family Status Duration of Military Service
Age 18-19 Single 32 months of service
Age 18-19 Married 24 months of service
Age 20-21 Single 24 months of service
Age 20-21 Married 18 months of service
Age 22-27 Single Minimal volunteering of 18 months
<Age 22-27 Married Minimal volunteering of 18 months

 

  - Men or women who are 28 years or older, cannot submit an application to volunteer for military service.

                                                                                                                  - Married men with at least one child - are dismissed from serving.

                                                                                                                  - Married women with or without children - are exempt from serving.

 

Obligatory service for women who arrived in Israel before May 2015 (except for military doctors/dentists):

Age of Arrival in Israel Family Status Duration of Military Service
Until the age of 20 Single 24 months of service

 

 

Obligatory service for men who arrived in Israel before May 2015 (except for military doctors/dentists):

Age of Arrival in Israel Family Status Medical Profile Duration of Military Service
Age 18-19 Single 45-97 30 months of service
Age 18-19 Married 45-97 18 months of service
Age 20-21 Single 45-97 24 months of service
Age 20-21 Married 72-97 6 months of service
Age 20-21 Married 45-64 Will not be recruited but has potential for emergency recruitments
Age 22-25 Single 72-97 6 months of service
Age 22-25 Married 72-97 6 months of service
Age 22-25 Single 45-64 Will not be recruited but has potential for emergency recruitments
Age 22-25 Married 45-64 Will not be recruited but has potential for emergency recruitments
Age 26-29 Single 45-97 Will not be recruited but has potential for emergency recruitments
Age 26-29 Married 45-97 Will not be recruited but has potential for emergency recruitments 

 

- Married men and women who have at least one child - are exempt from service.
- Men who are 30 years old and more - are also exempt from serving.

 

The arrival date in Israel is determined once a person stays in Israel for more than four consecutive months (with small breaks in between) or after being in Israel for the total of 180 days.

                                                                                                               Please note:

- New immigrants who are being recruited for combat roles or roles mentioned in regulation 16a of the Military Service Law will be required to extend the duration of their service to a period of 24 months of "Additional Regular Service" (as opposed to Standing Army Service). It shall be a stipulation for their placement.

- Immigrants who wish to volunteer to serve in elite units, patrol battalions or companies (which require a longer period of service), will be required to extend their service accordingly. It will be considered as "Additional Regular Service".

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