Obtaining Conversion and Change of Religion
Your brit (or hatafat dam brit, whichever is necessary) and tevilah forms will have been signed by the dayanim and sent to the local religious court, which accepted your conversion. The bet din will issue a document verifying the completion of your conversion process. This document will be sent to the Conversion Authority in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, and they will issue a conversion certificate and a certificate of change of religion which will enable you to register as a Jew in the Population Registry. If you need a temporary certificate, until the official one is issued, inform the bet din officer of this immediately after your immersion, and take the signed tevilah form to be copied nearby. If you are married civilly, you will, generally, receive your certificate of conversion, only after you are married in a Jewish ceremony, and you present your ketubah to bet din.
Marriage According to Jewish Law
If you are married to a Jew, or if you converted together with your spouse, you will have a religious ceremony subsequent to your conversion, in order to enable you to establish a Jewish home. The dayanim, which oversaw your tevilah, will sometimes arrange the ceremony, and even officiate at it. You will need to register your marriage after your tevilah and before receipt of the certificate of conversion, via one of the Rabbis, who is involved in this process. Occasionally, marriage will be postponed slightly, because of the restrictions on intimate relations in the three months following conversion, restrictions intended to enable us to differentiate between pregnancies, which began before conversion, to ones, which began afterwards. When you and your partner are not married, the rabbis responsible for registering marriages, will generally be satisfied with a negative blood – pregnancy test or a confirmation of pregnancy along with a declaration of paternity.