The Consulate offers notarial services such as powers of attorney, affidavits, etc. Please note the following:
1. The signer must be able to read the document s/he is signing and fully comprehend its meaning. If the consul is not persuaded that the signer can read the document in a satisfactory way, and/or if the consul is not persuaded that the document in question is clear enough, the consul will not sign the document.
2. The signer is required to bring the document they wish to sign. The Consulate does not provide samples of legal documents of any type.
3. You must bring a copy of every document that needs to be notarized for the consular archives. Copies of the documents will not be photocopied at the Consulate.
4. You must bring a photo ID, preferably Israeli (passport, ID or driver’s license)
Please notice: when notarizing documents related to real state the signer’s identity will be verified only by means of their passport or ID.
There are two ways to notarize a document written in a language the signer does not understand:
1. The document can be translated by a certified translator. The translator needs to sign an affidavit ensuring the authenticity and accuracy of the original.
2. The document can be signed by a notary public who speaks the language. The signature of the notary public has to be afterwards authenticated by the Law of Society in the province where you live and finally you need to bring the document for authentication to the Consulate.
List of qualified translators and attorneys
(The following list does not constitute a recommendation for the individuals appearing on the list. The use of the services of a translator/attorney is the sole responsibility of the person utilizing the service)
List of Translators:
Rachel Stockhammer: 647-496-0284 Fax: 416-638-9588
Rachel Ovadia: 905-707-8793
List of Attorneys:
Matthew Moyal (416)-733-0330
Leora Shemesh (416)-944-8111
Dvir David Hadary (647)-864-2292
Charles B. Wagner (416)-366-6743
Itamar Cohen (905) 709-3896
Alex Fridman (647) 261-9080
Keith M. Landy (416) 221-9343/229
Gordi Wiseman (416) 964-2285
The following is the list of the Law of Society offices in different provinces:
Official Documents Services
222 Jarvis St main floor
Tel: (416) 325-8416
Fax: (416) 325-8434
Manitoba - Department of Finance
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3L6
Tel: (204) 945-2654
Deputy Provincial Secretary
800- 1874 Scarth Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4B3
Alberta Attorney General
Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8
Tel: (403) 427-5032
The Law Society of Alberta
600-919 11th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 1P3
Tel: (403) 229-4700
The Law Society of British Columbia
845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9
Tel: (604) 669-2533
Changes in marital status-marriage, divorce and widowhood.
The State of Israel requires all citizens to notify the Ministry of Interior regarding any change in marital status even when the citizen is abroad.
Notification of marriage:
1. Bring the original Canadian Certificate of Marriage
2. Bring your passport and your spouse’s passport or identity card
3. Complete the form “Notification of change in Marital Status”. Click here for download.
4. Should the woman wish to take the last name of her spouse or take a new last name, she can give notice of her decision by selecting this option on the form at no extra fee.
5. At least one of the parties must appear in person to notify.
Please note: If the certificate is from a State that signed The Hague convention, you will need an apostille stamp on the certificate. You can get your certificate signed and stamped with an apostille stamp at the Consulate/Embassy of the state concerned.
Notification of Divorce
1. Bring the original Canadian Certificate of Divorce.
2. Bring your passport and your spouse’s passport or identity card
3. If both parties are Israelis ,then both have to appear in person at the Consulate
4. If one of the parties is not Israeli, only the Israeli citizen has to appear in person to notify
5. Should the woman wish to resume her former last name or change her last name, she can give notice of her decision by selecting this option on the form at no extra fee.
6. Complete the form “Notification of change in Marital Status”. Click here for download.
Please note: If one of the parties has not been present at court, both parties have to appear in person at the Consulate to report their divorce and sign the relevant form.
Registration of an Israeli citizen born abroad
An Israeli to whom a child is born abroad must notify the registration clerk of the child’s registration details, within 30 days. In order to notify the birth of an Israeli citizen born abroad, please follow these guidelines:
1. If the parents are married, one of the parents must appear in person to report the birth abroad.
2. If the parents are not married or have a common law marriage, both parents must appear in person at the Consulate.
3. The parents must complete this form.
4. Bring the original Canadian birth certificate (Please note that only file size birth certificate are accepted)
5. Bring parents’ passports
6. The child does not need to appear in person unless the parents intend to apply for his/her passport. In that case, the consular clerk has to verify the child’s identity and his/her presence is a must.
Please note: If the birth certificate was not issued in Canada but was issued in a country that is signatory to the 1961 Hague Convention, the birth certificate has to be verified with an apostille stamp. You can get your certificate signed and stamped with an apostille stamp at the Consulate/Embassy of the state concerned.
Registering and establishing military status
Every Israeli citizen upon reaching the age of 16 is obligated to establish their status with the Israel Defense Forces authorities by notifying that they are living abroad with their parents and, therefore, submit a request to defer the time of their military service at the Consulate.
Forms are completed and sent to the Israel Defense Forces at the Consulate. To download the form, click here.
Citizens who wish to establish their military status via mail must sign the form in front of a notary public and mail the forms to the Consulate.
Please note: If the parents are divorced, and one of the parents lives in Israel, the divorce documents must be submitted highlighting the section that indicates that the parent who is living abroad has the custody of the child.
Declaration of Waiver of Israeli Citizenship Renunciation of Israeli citizenship
An Israeli citizen wishing to renounce their Israeli citizenship must voluntarily declare at the Consulate that they wish to do so. Their application is submitted to the Ministry of Interior and will be subject to the consent of the Minister of Interior. During the process of renunciation and until the Minister of Interior gives the approval, the Israeli citizen is still considered Israeli and must enter an exit Israel with a valid Israeli passport.
If you wish to renounce your Israeli citizenship you must:
1. Appear in person at the Consulate
2. Appear with an Israeli passport so that your identity can be verified
3. Provide the consular officer with a photocopy of your entire passport including blank pages.
4. Make sure that you have fulfilled all your duties with the Ministry of Interior. That is, you have reported all changes in marital status, have established your military status with the Israel Defense Forces, have registered all the births abroad, etc.