Special Center for Temporary Passports to Be Opened

View of the passport control machines at Ben Gurion International Airport. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

A special center allowing Israelis to apply for temporary passports will be opened as the Interior Ministry has struggled to meet demand for passport renewals in recent months, the Population Authority announced on Tuesday. The center will make hundreds more appointments available.

The center will be located next to the Ayalon Mall in Bnei Brak and will provide temporary passports which will be valid for just two years, instead of five or ten years. An adult passport for two years will cost NIS 435, while a child’s passport will cost NIS 215.

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