1. Basic Information
a. Addresses of the
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
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.
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.
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
Embassy of Israel –consular service
Av. de l'Observatoire 40
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.
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.
i. Verification of public
Verification by means of
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
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,
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
be sent to the following address:
feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission,
k. The main laws of the State
on which consular work abroad is based, are as follows:
of Return, 5710 - 1950 - with all the amendments thereto over
Entry into Israel
Law, 5712 - 1952 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.
of Citizenship, 5712 - 1952 - with all the amendments thereto over
Passports Law, 5712 - 1952 - with all the amendments thereto over
Names Law, 5716 - 1956 - with all the amendments thereto over
Population Registration Law, 5725 - 1965 - with all
the amendments thereto over the years.
Law, 5736 - 1976 - with all the amendments thereto over the years.
Defense Service Law (Consolidated Version), 5747 - 1986 and the authority to implement it abroad - with all the amendments thereto over the years.
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
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.