an Israeli citizen you are obliged to update your personal status
(marriage, divorce, widowhood, and change of name). If you do not update
your personal status you will not be able to receive consular services
pertaining to your passport.
The following services are offered at the Consulate:
1. Update of marital status
2. Documents from the population registry: birth certificate, etc.
3. Change of name
4. Change in personal information
1. Notice of Change of Personal Status:
abroad, it is obligated by law to notify the Consulate of marriage,
divorce, or widowhood by means of an official, original certificate.
When updating your status, you must submit the following items:
1. The relevant form, completed and signed by both individuals
2. Both individuals’ Israeli/ Canadian passports
3. The original
certificate, as issued by the Quebec Registrar of Civil Status (Etat
Civil Quebec) – for Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates, or from the
Family Court (Cour Superieure) – for Divorce Certificates. For
information on attaining any certificate, please refer to Etat Civil
Quebec at 514-8643900 or online at http://www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca/en/default.html
A woman whose personal status has changed as a result of marriage or
divorce must give notice (after reporting on a change of personal
status) as to what her family name will be henceforth. To make the
choice of name official, she must complete the “choice of name” form.
5.Processing fee: $15 for every document (credit or debit cards only please)
2. Documents from the Population Registry:
you require an authentication of an official Israeli document, you may
request a new certificate, which will include an Apostille from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This only pertains to Birth and Death
Certificates. This process can take up to 8 weeks, and is free of
The consulate cannot authenticate drivers’ licenses or marriage/divorce certificates.
certificates cannot be obtained at the Consulate. In order to get these
certificates you must contact the Ministry of Interior or Rabbinical
Court Jerusalem directly: Tel: 011-972-253-11031, or 011-972-253-11131
3. Change of Name:
An adult over the age of 18 may change his/her last name (surname) and/or first name (given name) once every 7 years.
The change is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Interior.
Processing fee: $35 CAD (credit or debit cards only please)
4. Change in Personal Information:
case of a mistake in the population registry regarding your personal
information (e.g., misspelling of name, error in birth dates, etc.), you
should complete the relevant form at the Consulate in order to fix it.
Please bring documentation proving the reason for the correction. When
the correction will be updated in the Ministry of Interior, you will be
contacted by the Consular Department.