Passports and Travel Documents

Passports and Travel Documents

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    Israeli citizens (including minors) must possess an Israeli passport/travel document for travel to Israel.

     

    If you have an Israeli passport and more than 10 years have passed (if you are 18 or older), or 5 years have passed (if you are under 18) from the date it was issued, you need a new passport. See the 'New Passport' section on this page.

     

    If you have an expired Israeli passport and less than 10 years have passed, or less than 5 years have passed for a minor, from the date it was issued, then it can be extended. See the 'Passport Extension' section on this page.

     

    A child born to an Israeli parent (including children born outside of Israel) is considered an Israeli citizen. The child must be registered as a citizen and must arrange his/her army status once he/she is sixteen and a half years old. See “Issuing a First Passport for a Child Born Outside of Israel.”

     

    There are 3 types of Israeli travel documents:          

    1. National Passport

    2. Travel Document in lieu of a National Passport

    3. Laissez Passer

     

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    New Passport

     

    You may apply for a new passport if one of the following conditions applies to you:

     - You have an Israeli passport and more than 10 years have passed from the date it was issued.

     - Its pages are full (with visas, stamps, etc.).

     - Your Israeli passport was lost/ stolen/ damaged.

     

    Please Note: Issuing/extending a passport/travel document for a minor (up to the age of 18) requires one or both of the parents' signatures. If the parents are divorced, the legal guardian of the child must show original or legal proof of custody that allows to issue a passport.

     

    Requirements for a new passport application:

    1. Must be applied for in person

    2. A completed application form – can be filled out at the Consulate

    (http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfaheb/sherut/tfasim)

    3. Your old passport, unless it has been lost or stolen, in which case you must report the incident to the Montreal Police before coming to the Consulate. Please bring a copy of the declaration that was made at the police station with you.

    4. 2 passport photos. Photo size: 5cm X 5cm

    5. Fee: Processing fee of $86 CAD for adults, $43 CAD for minors.
    Please note that there is no rush fee option.

     

    Processing time is two weeks, no exceptions.

     

     

    Passport Extension

     

    If you have an expired Israeli passport and less than 10 years for an adult and 5 years for a minor have passed from the date it was issued, then it can be extended.

     

    Requirements:

    1. Must be applied for in person

    2. A completed application form – can be filled out at the Consulate

    (http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfaheb/sherut/tfasim)

     

    Passport extensions are usually done on the spot, free of charge.

     

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    Travel Document In Lieu of a National Passport

     

    If you have an Israeli travel document and more than 5 years have passed from the date that it was issued, then you need a new travel document.

     

    Requirements for a new travel document:

    1. Must be applied for in person

    2. A completed application form – can be filled out at the Consulate

    (http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfaheb/sherut/tfasim)

    3. Your old passport/travel document, unless it has been lost or stolen, in which case you must report the incident to the Montreal Police before coming to the Consulate. Please bring a copy of the declaration that was made at the police station with you.

    4. 2 passport photos. 5cm X 5cm

    5. Fee: Processing fee of $43 CAD for adults or minors. Please note that there is no rush fee option.

     

    Processing time is up to three weeks, no exceptions.

     

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    Issuing a First Passport for a Child Born Outside of Israel

     

    A child born to an Israeli parent (including a child born outside of Israel) is by law considered an Israeli citizen. Please note: Issuing a passport for a minor (up to the age of 18) requires one or both of the parents’ signatures. If the parents are divorced, the legal guardian of the child must show original or legal proof of custody. A minor's passport will be issued for five years.

      

    In order to register a child, and apply for an Israeli passport for him/her, you must appear with him/her, and bring the following documents:

    1. Original birth certificate

    2. Both parents’ passports, at least one passport should be Israeli.

    3. Complete application form for a new passport

    (http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfaheb/sherut/tfasim)

    4. 2 passport photos.

    5. Fee: $58 for minors. Please note that there is no rush fee option.

    6. The marriage status of parents has to be arranged prior to registration of children. The original marriage certificate is required, plus a fee of $15.

     

    Processing time is two weeks, no exceptions.