Wednesday, July 12, 2006

A few words on Israeli Beaurocracy

We had been told for months that we would spend hours and hours going from one office to the next, each one asking for conflicting pieces of information, and each one sending us to the next ofice down the road.

Over the past week, we have found that to be completely not the case. Part of it is due to Nefesh B'Nefesh smoothing things over, I'm sure. But over the past week, we had our Teudot Oleh before our luggage was off the plane. Four days later, we had a Teudat Zehut.

It took an hour at the bank to set up an account, and 20 minutes filling out forms before we had health insurance.

We spent a few minutes with the Ministry of Absorbtion as they set up our bank account to receive automatic Sal Klita payments, and a few minutes with the local Modiin Klita rep who gave us a map of Modiin, some information, and answered all the questions we had, from shopping areas to questions about schools.

After all the horror stories we had heard in the past, it is good to see how much a government can improve on how it delivers its services.

4 Comments:

Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Maybe, it's because you did it through Modiin instead of through a big city like Jerusalem?
-OC

July 13, 2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

could be

July 13, 2006 4:14 PM  
Blogger Pinchas Floyd said...

good to hear!

maybe by next year when we come over it will be even less time :)

July 18, 2006 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot! here

March 15, 2007 8:17 AM  

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