What is a tag neche?
A tag neche is a handicap tag that is kept in the car of a disabled person and permits the car to park in handicap-only parking spots. A qualifying handicapped person is entitled to a tag neche for up to two vehicles. However, it can only be displayed in the car when the handicapped person is in it – either as a driver or as a passenger.
One may be approved for either a permanent or a limited-validity parking tag, depending on the nature of his or her handicap; if the handicap is due to a temporary condition, the tag will be limited in validity and will need to be reapplied for if there is still a need once it expires.
For further details on tag neche, see this link from www.gov.il.
Step One: Submit the Application Form
In order to apply for a tag neche, you must submit the Tag Neche Application Form. (Note: the application form can be used by both teudat zehut holders and by foreigners who hold an Israeli driver’s license. Foreigners should use their 89 identity number issued to them by the Ministry of Transportation.)
You will need to submit the following:
- Copy of both sides of your teudat zehut, or your foreign passport and visa
- Photocopy of license
- Photocopy of car registration(s)
- A letter signed by the applicant indicating the number of tags requested (up to two vehicles) and the car registration number(s) of the vehicle(s).
- Certification from Bituach Leumi/Misrad Habriut regarding limited mobility, if you have one
- A letter from your doctor regarding your mobility capacity. Preferably, the letter should be written by a specialist in the area of your disability, for example, an orthopedist.
- This letter should state not only that the patient cannot walk or has other health issues, but specifically that either/or both of the following:
- he or she needs to use a car to bring them door to door in order to get to kupat cholim, the bank, for daily outings, etc. and cannot use public transportation.
- the medical condition will be made worse by walking.
Keep copies of all documents you submit.
Step Two: Wait for Response
It takes approximately 90 days for applications to be processed and approved. In order to avoid unnecessary delay, you can call the Misrad Hatachburah at *5678 about 2 weeks after submission to inquire as to your application’s status and whether any documents are missing.
If there is any trouble, contact Chaim V’Chessed.