An Israel visa is a great way to explore and experience the country. The historic, religious, modern, art, and other attractions make it worth the effort and time. However, a visa will only last so long. If you want to visit Israel long-term, or if you want to move to the country, you will want to consider citizenship. Citizenship will allow you to live in the country for as long as you please and to move freely into the country at any time. You are an Israel citizen. There are a few ways to gain citizenship so figure out which method works best for you.
Obviously, some people are citizens by birth. Of course, if you were born in Israel, you would likely know that. However, there are other ways that you can apply for citizenship through birthright. In all situations, though, your parents would have to be citizens of Israel. If they are, you may have the opportunity to apply for citizenship, assuming you meet all other requirements.
Law of Return
A common method of citizenship is Law of Return. The reason for Law of Return is to build up the country. By bringing in more individuals of Jewish ethnicity or faith, the country grows stronger. As such, Law of Return is open to individuals who are ethnic or religious Jews. This includes anyone who is or identifies as Jewish. Born or converted, any Jew can make use of this law.
It was altered in recent years to include family members. Grandchildren of Jewish individuals may qualify for citizenship.
Living in the Country
Individuals who have lived in the country for an extended period may qualify for citizenship. You should have an Israel visa as well as proof of residency, of course. Through this method, you can continue living in the country with dual citizenship.
Sole Citizenship / Naturalization
If you visit Israel and stay for several years, you can choose to become a citizen through naturalization. With this process, you will have to give up citizenship to your homeland and call Israel your new home. Individuals must choose to live and remain in Israel, choosing to become full Israel citizens.
However you choose to approach Israeli citizenship, it is worth it. Beautiful and exciting, this country offers everything you want in a homeland. You can choose to become a citizen using the methods above, deciding which works best for you.