Ayelet Shaked issues new relaxations on registering children born abroad

The relaxation in the rules applies to couples who are both Israeli citizens who have been living consistently outside of Israel for over five years.

 INTERIOR MINISTER Ayelet Shaked speaks at last month’s Jerusalem Post Conference. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
INTERIOR MINISTER Ayelet Shaked speaks at last month’s Jerusalem Post Conference.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked announced new relaxations in regulations concerning registering children born to Israeli citizens outside of the country on Thursday.

In cases in which it is not possible to produce medical forms about the pregnancy or birth, parents will be able to sign a statement that confirms that the mother on the birth certificate is the birth mother of the child.

The relaxation in the rules applies to couples who are both Israeli citizens who have been living consistently outside of Israel for over five years.

Recently, many residents and holders of visas have struggled to enter the country due to new restrictions in response to the Omicron variant.

These circumstances have kept many families separate, such as spouses, long-term partners, and siblings outside the country.

Syringes with needles are seen in front of a displayed stock graph and words ''Omicron SARS-CoV-2'' in this illustration taken, November 27, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO)Syringes with needles are seen in front of a displayed stock graph and words ''Omicron SARS-CoV-2'' in this illustration taken, November 27, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO)

It was also announced that Shaked's Citizenship Law has been added to the Legislation Ministerial Committee's agenda for this coming Sunday.

Jeremy Sharon contributed to this report.