1. General information
All Israeli citizens staying abroad, both minors and adults, must carry a valid Israeli travel document with them at all times. The travel documents issued by the State of Israel to its citizens (passports and laissez passer) are the property of the State and should be carefully safeguarded.
Note that Israeli citizens are required by law always to enter and exit Israel with an Israeli travel document.
An Israeli passport issued to an adult is valid for 10 years, and for 5 years for a minor. For adults - if 10 years have passed since the passport was issued, please contact the mission to obtain a new passport. If less than 10 years have elapsed since the passport was issued, it can be extended up to the full 10 years.
According to the Population Registry Law, the issue or extension of travel documents is contingent upon the personal status (married, divorced, widowed, children, etc.) being up-to-date. In the absence of such updated details, a travel document will be issued for one year only.
2. Extending a passport
To extend the validity of a passport, please fill out the relevant form, attach it to the passport and send it to the Consular Department at the mission (click here to download the Application to Extend a Passport). No fee is required for this renewal.
A minor’s passport can be extended for five years, up to the age of 17. After his military status is determined, the minor's passport can be extended pursuant to approval of the IDF authorities (for additional details, see below in the sections on renewal and the IDF authorities).
With regard to the manner of extending a minor's passport, please call the Consular Department at the mission.
3. Renewing an expired passport
To renew a passport, you must bring to the mission (or send by mail - see the section on General Information) the following:
- Application for a New Passport, filled out and signed (click here to download the Application for a New Passport)
- Two passport pictures
- The old passport
- The required fee (click here to open the table of fees).
Please call the Consular Department at the mission to obtain information on the conditions for issuing travel documents to a minor.
4. Renewing the travel document in the event of loss / theft / destruction
In the event of the loss / theft / destruction of a travel document, you must visit the mission in order to obtain a replacement. Please be sure to bring the following:
- Two passport pictures
- A picture ID (identity card or Israeli driver's license)
- A completed declaration form about the loss / theft / destruction of a passport or laissez passer (click here to download the form Declaration of the Loss / Theft / Destruction of a Passport or Laissez Passer). The form must be signed before the diplomatic / consular representative.
- An application for a new passport, filled out and signed (click here to download the Application for a New Passport).
- The Israeli passport is the property of the State. The loss / theft / destruction of the passport requires the payment of a higher fee (click here to open the table of fees).
Click here for the page on Travel documents by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.