Consular Services
   

Consular services

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    In this section, you find the coordinates of the Consulate of Israel in Belgium and links to the English documents you might need.​
     
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    Consular Services Abroad

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    List of Forms and Documents for Download

     

     

    Our address :

    Ambassade d’Israël

    Avenue de l’Observatoire 40

    1180 Bruxelles

    Tel: 02 373 55 08

    Fax: 02 373 56 10

     

    Opening hours :

    9.30 am to 12.30 pm Monday to Friday

    Except on local and Israeli bank holidays. 

    Scheduling an appointment is recommended

    The Consulate can be reached by telephone from 9.30 am to 1 pm.

     

    Notice: Only payments by debit card, Visa, Mastercard or by submission of a bank statement are acceptable.

     

    E-mail addresses:

    visa@brussels.mfa.gov.il 

    consular@brussels.mfa.gov.il​

     
  • 1.  Basic Information

     

    a.   Addresses of the missions

    Av. de l’Observatoire 40, 1180 Uccle, Bruxelles

     

    b.   Reception hours for consular services

    Monday- Friday, from 09:30 till 12:30

    Means of payment in the Consular section are credit card, Debit card, and bank transfer.   We do not accept cash.

     

    In order to improve the service, any visit to the Consular section needs an appointment.

     

    Signature legalization of documents: only with an advanced appointment after sending by mail or by fax the documents, a copy of the identification document and payment

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    For information regarding special closing days, please click here.

     

    c.   Telephone reception hours for consular services

    The telephone number of the Consular Department is 0032(0)23735508 .The telephone reception hours for consular services is between 9:30 and 13:00.

     

    d.   Jurisdiction

    Belgium and Luxemburg

     

    e.   Security instructions for people who wish to obtain consular services at the mission offices:

    1.   Please bring a photo ID.

    2.   Every visitor and his belongings will be required to undergo a security check.

    3.   For security purposes, no personal objects will be allowed into the mission, including handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.

    4.   Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the mission.

    5.   Do not bring food and/or beverage bottles or containers.

    6.   The mission’s security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room. The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.

     

    f.    Mailing material to the mission:

    Material that is mailed to the Consular Department at the mission must be only sent to and collected from the following address:

    Embassy of Israel –consular service

    Av. de l'Observatoire  40

    1180    Bruxelles

     Belgium

     

    The sender is responsible for material mailed to the mission.

     

    It is important to stress that there are cases in which you are required to visit the mission in person. For more detailed information, see the section on Consular Services in Chapter 2.

     

    g.   List of qualified translators who work with the mission:

    If there is a need for document translation services from the local language into Hebrew or vice versa click here to obtain a list of translators. 

     

     This list does not constitute a recommendation for any of the translators appearing on the list. Use of the services of the various translators is the responsibility of the person utilizing the services.

     

    h.   List of criminal attorneys

    Below is a list of attorneys who specialize in criminal law, whose services can be retained if necessary. The mission is not permitted or authorized to recommend any particular attorney.

     

    To obtain a more detailed list, click the link below for the website of the local Bar Association.

    www.avocat.be

     

     

    i.    Verification of public documents

     

          Verification by means of apostille

    In 1978, Israel signed and ratified the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents - 1961 (hereinafter: the Hague Convention). The purpose of this Convention was to shorten the processes required for a particular country to recognize the official documents issued by another country, by means of apostille certification.

     

    Public documents and certificates that were issued in one of the countries that are signatories to the above Convention, and which bear the apostille stamp, are valid for presentation in Israel, without the need for additional verification / certification by the diplomatic / consular representative at the Israeli mission.

     

    Additionally, for countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention, no additional verification is required by the mission consul of the country for which the document is designated, if it was stamped with an apostille in Israel.

     

    With regard to a list of the countries that signed the Convention, and details about the authority competent to grant apostille certification in each country, as well as additional information, click here.

     

    You can obtain the Apostille in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

     Rue des Petits Carmes 27, 1000 Brussels; tel 02 501 81 11.

     

     

    j.    Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens

    ·         Email can be sent to the following address:

    consular@brussels.mfa.gov.il

     

    ·         For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click here​.


     

    k.   The main laws of the State of Israel on which consular work abroad is based, are as follows:

    ·         The Law of Return, 5710 - 1950 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

    ·         The Entry into Israel Law, 5712 - 1952 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

    ·         The Law of Citizenship, 5712 - 1952 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

    ·         The Passports Law, 5712 - 1952 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

    ·         The Names Law, 5716 - 1956 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

    ·         The Population Registration Law, 5725 - 1965 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

    ·         The Notaries Law, 5736 - 1976 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

    ·         The Defense Service Law (Consolidated Version), 5747 - 1986 and the authority to implement it abroad - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

    ·         The Crime Register and Rehabilitation of Offenders Law, 5741 - 1981 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.

     

    l.    Details of the Jewish Agency aliya emissary

     

    Below are details on the Jewish Agency emissary in your area:

     

    Patrick FELDMAN   tel 00 33 635 262 712

    Free line in Belgium: 0 800 70 967

    Jerusalem: 00 972 2 620 27 45

     

     

     

    m.  Local characteristics

     

    The consular section is located in the same building of both embassies of Israel to Belgium and to the EU.   The Consular section serves the residents of Belgium and Luxemburg, and in some cases, when they live close to the Belgian borders, to residents of Netherland, France and Germany.

     

    The official languages of Belgium are French, Netherland and German.  Therefore, any official documents that need to be presented to the Consulate should be translated in Hebrew or English.   

    Any translation of document should be accompanied by the declaration of the licensed translator as required in those cases.

     

    Israeli citizens who plan to marry in Belgium are required by the local authorities to present a document called "Acte de coutume". As the Israeli government is not issuing the document we can provide a letter that states that Israel does not have any objection    to the marriage of Israeli citizens abroad.

     

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