General Information

General Information

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    Address of the Mission

    1 Westmount Square, Suite 650

    Westmount, Quebec

    H3Z 2P9

     

    Reception hours for consular services

    The Consular Department is open to the public Monday through Friday from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

     

    Telephone reception hours for consular services

    For general inquiries regarding consular affairs please call the Consulate Monday through Thursday, from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (upon availability)
    Tel: (514) 940-8525

    Fax: (514) 940-8555
    E-mail: Consular2@montreal.mfa.gov.il / Consular1@montreal.mfa.gov.il


     

    Jurisdiction

    The Consular Department at the Consulate General of Israel in Montreal is responsible for Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador.

     

    For Service in all other areas of Canada:

    Embassy of Israel in Ottawa

    Responsible for the eastern part of Ontario (Ottawa up to and including Kingston)

    Address:  50 O’Connor Street, Suite 1005

    Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2

    Tel: (613) 567-6450 ext: 505

    Fax: (613) 567-9878

     

    Consulate General of Israel in Toronto

    Responsible for the Provinces of Ontario (West of Kingston), Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Colombia      

    Address: 180 Bloor Street, West, Suite 700

    Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V6

    Tel: (416) 640 8500

    Fax: (416) 640 8555

     

    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.

     

    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:

    1 Westmount Square, Suite 650

    Westmount, Quebec

    H3Z 2P9

     

    If you intend to send an application or passport to the embassy by mail or by courier please provide prior notification by e-mail, fax or phone to the consular department and indicate your full name, passport/Israeli ID number, expected date of arrival and the name of the courier company.

    Packages and letters that arrive without notice might be returned to the sender.  

    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.

     

     

    List of qualified Hebrew translators

    ·          Judith Botbol:       (514) 409-1189

    ·          Keleny Company: (514) 845-3111

    .          Emilia Altchouler: (514) 299-9430

     

    List of Criminal  Attorneys

    The Consulate is not permitted or authorized to recommend any attorney. See below to find the website of the local Bar Association:

    ·          Quebec: http://www.barreau.qc.ca/  

    ·          New Brunswick: http://www.cba.org/nb/  

    ·          Prince Edward Island: http://www.cba.org/pei/Main/home/  

    ·          Nova Scotia: http://www.cba.org/ns/home/

    ·          Newfoundland & Labrador: http://www.cba.org/newfoundland/main/Home/  

     

    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:

    http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.authorities&cid=17

     

    Canada is not a signatory of the Hague convention.


    Any official document or certificate of Canadian origin presented at the mission must be authenticated by the following :​

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    bre des Notaires du Québec : (514) 879-1793

    - Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Brunswick: (506) 453-2505

    - Department of Justice and Attorney General of Prince Edward Island: (902) 368-4563

    - Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia: (902) 424-8990 / (902) 424-3236

    - Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland & Labrador: (709) 729-2872

     

    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:

     

    After the document is verified by the competent authority in the foreign country (usually the Foreign Ministry or Ministry of Justice), the Israeli consular representative verifies the signature of the competent authority.

     

    Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens

    ·          Email can be sent to the following address:

               consular1@montreal.mfa.gov.il​

               consular2@montreal.mfa.gov.il

    ·          For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click on the following link:

                http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/feedback.htm​

     

    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.

     

    Details of the Jewish Agency aliya emissary

    If the Law of Return applies to you and you would like to make Aliyah, please call the Israel Aliyah Center in Toronto at (416) 633-4766, ext.2, ; 1-866-421-8912; or visit their web site at: http://www.aliyah.org  

     

    The Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is responsible for providing government assistance to new immigrants who have arrived in Israel within the last decade - from their first steps in the country to their integration into every area of life in Israeli society.

     

    A 24 hour phone information center is provided in three languages: English, Hebrew and Russian: 972-3-9733333