Army Requirements for Olim with Age of Arrival AFTER June 1, 2015
Please note that the chart below applies only to Olim who entered the country at age 18 or older. Olim who arrived in Israel at 17 or younger will be required to serve 32 months, regardless of family status.
Determining Length of Service:
- Age of Arrival (see above to determine age of arrival)
- Family status (single, married or married with children) at the time of enlistment.
|Age of Arrival||Single Men||Married Men
With At Least One Child
|18-19||32 months||24 months||Exempt/Eligible tovolunteer for a minimum of 24 months||24 months|
|20||24 months||18 months||Exempt/Eligible tovolunteer for a minimum of 18 months||12 months|
|21||24 months||18 months||Exempt/Eligible tovolunteer for a minimum of 12 months|
|22-27||Exempt/Eligible to volunteer for a minimum of 18 months|
|28 and above||Exempt/Not eligible to volunteer|
Married women have an automatic exemption from military service in the IDF.
Religious women can get an exemption from military service on religious grounds. This is not automatic and must be requested.
Doctors and dentists (male):
Male physicians who make Aliyah before their thirty-third birthday, will be drafted by the army for eighteen months.
Dentists who make Aliyah before their 30th birthday will be required to serve in the army for eighteen months.
Physicians who are married with children (men) are still required to serve in the army. At present, all women who are physicians are exempt from service and may request to volunteer.