What is a Daf Knisot V’Yetziot and when would I need one?
A daf knisot v’yetziot is an official page of your entries and exits to the country.
Primarily, a daf knisot v’yetziot is required for Bituach Leumi purposes, for registration of an individual, a family, or a new child. It is also used by Israeli citizens who return from living abroad to determine their status as current residents of Israel.
How Far In Advance Can I Get One for Bituach Leumi Purposes?
A daf knisot v’yetziot that you submit to Bituach Leumi should be no more than approximately three weeks to one month old, although they have recently been accepting documents printed much in advance.
Obtaining a Daf Knisot V’Yetziot
A non-Israeli citizen can only obtain a daf knisot v’yetziot in person at Misrad Hapnim. For an adult (over age 18) to receive a daf knisot v’yetziot, he must be physically present at Misrad Hapnim. One spouse cannot represent another. A child under age 18 should be represented by one parent. To get a daf knisot v’yetziot, you do not need an appointment and you can go during morning or afternoon hours (see below). You will need the passport of every family member who requires a daf knisot v’yetziot.
The daf knisot v’yetziot is printed free of charge.
Time-Saving Tips for a Daf Knisot V’Yetziot
Getting a daf knisot v’yetziot is a trip that can take a lot of time. These ideas might help.
Start out early.
Firstly, starting your day early can save you hours of waiting time. Getting to Misrad Hapnim right at opening time (see hours below) can mean waiting only 15 minutes instead of over two hours.
Get one when you are there anyway.
If you are visiting Misrad Hapnim for a visa application or renewal, you can ask the representative who is assisting you to print out the documents you need. Very often they will comply, and this cuts out a lot of needless waiting time.
Misrad Hapnim, Jerusalem Main Office
Shlomtzion HaMalka 1 (off Rechov Yaffo)
Morning hours: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am–12:00 pm (closed Wednesday mornings)
Afternoon hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:30 pm–5:00 pm