About the Consular Office

About the Consular Office

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    1.  BASIC INFORMATION
     
    a.  Address of the Mission
     
    10th and 11th Floors,
    Avecshares Center
    1132 University Parkway
    Bonifacio Global City
    Taguig City
    The Philippines

     
    b.  Reception hours for Consular services
     
        (1).   Filipino Citizens
                9:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Mondays to Thursdays
                9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Fridays
     
        (2).   Israeli Citizens
                9:00 AM to 11:00 NN - Monday to Fridays
     
    NOTE:
    Those who require Consular Service must first secure an approved schedule prior to visiting the Embassy.  To ask for a schedule, fill out the online consular request form and email to
    cao-assistant@manila.mfa.gov.il 
     
    c.   Telephone reception hours for consular services
     
    The Consular Section entertains inquiries regarding documents and procedures/processes by 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mondays - Thursdays and 12:00 - 2:00PM Fridays.  Emergency concerns are accepted at any time during the work hours.
     
    You may contact the Consular Section at: (+632) 8839500
     
    *Should the number be busy, a recording will be heard and you can leave your name, contact number and nature of concern. The Consular Section will get back to you as soon as possible.
     
    d.   Jurisdiction
     
    Jurisdiction is within the Republic of the Philippines
     
    e.  Security instructions for people who wish to obtain consular services at the mission offices
     
    1.    Please bring a valid ID with photo.
    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:
      
               10th and 11th Floors,
               Avecshares Center
               1132 University Parkway
               Bonifacio Global City
               Taguig City
               The Philippines
     
    Other documents and mailing matters can be sent to:
     
              The Embassy of Israel - Manila
              Post Office Box Number 1697
              Makati City Central Post Office
     
    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.
     
    Notarial and Consular documents should not be mailed. These are generally submitted and collected in person at the Consular Section of The Embassy of Israel by the owner of the document or his/her authorized representative (in case the owner is not in the Philippines bearing a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) notarized by the Philippine Consulate in the country where the document owner is located or residing).  
     
    g.  List of qualified translators who work with the mission
     
    We do not have any accredited translator in the mission as of this time. 
     
    h.  List of criminal attorneys
     
    We do not have any accredited criminal lawyers as of this time.  
     
    i.   Verification of public documents
     
    There are two possibilities for verifying a public document:
            
    1.  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 on the following link:
     
     
    2.   Verification by means other than apostille
     
    Verification of a document in a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention should be implemented as follows:
     
    The Philippines is not a signatory to the 1961 Apostille Convention in Hague, hence document verification (authentication)  is done in the following procedures:
     
    1.   If it is a record of birth, marriage, non-marriage or singleness or death, a Certified Copy should be taken from the files of the National Statistics Office (NSO) which is located at East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. A copy will be issued in a form which usually printed in a yellow paper.  Should the copy from NSO be unreadable, a copy from the local registrar where the document was first registered must be attached.
     
    If it is a Court Record/Decision or a Notarial Declaration, a certified copy must be taken from the Court that issued such record or decision. Then, the signature of the Judge or Notary  must be certified by either the Executive Judge of the place where the notary was made  or  by the Office of  the Court Administrator of the Supreme Court of the Philippines located at Padre Faura Street, Malate, Manila.
     
    If it is a Police Certificate for Non-Criminal Record, a certificate/clearance must be obtained from the local branch of the Philippine National Police where the person resides.
     
    If it is a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) , a copy of the clearance must be obtained from the NBI Office located at UN Avenue (cor. Taft Avenue);
     
    2.    The document/s must be submitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for authentication. The DFA's  Authentication Division is located at
     
               OFFICE OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS
               Department of Foreign Affairs
               Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
     
    3.    The documents authenticated by the DFA must then be submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Israel.
     
    j.   Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens
     
     
    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.
      • Population Registration Law, 5725 - 1965 - with all the amendments there to over the year.
      • 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.
        • 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
     
    For details on the Jewish Agency emissary in your area please click here.
     
    The Jewish Emissary for Asia Region can be contacted through this link:
    Email address:  havas@jafi.org
    Telephone number:   02-6204357
     
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