General Information

General Information

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  • Consular Services

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    Basic Information
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    General Information
    The Consulate General of Israel in Toronto provides consular services for Toronto and Western Canada, and is responsible for the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and for the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut.
    For Consular Services in the Rest of Canada:
     
    Consulate General of Israel in Montreal:
     
    It is responsible for the Eastern part of Canada (Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador). Consular Website: montreal.mfa.gov.il         
     
    Embassy of Israel in Ottawa:
     
    It is responsible for the eastern part of Ontario (Ottawa up to and including Kingston)
    Consular Website: ottawa.mfa.gov.il
     
    Address of the Consulate General of Israel in Toronto
    180 Bloor Street West, Suite 700,
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5S 2V6
    Reception Hours for Consular Services:
    The Consular Section is open to the public by appointment ONLY from Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30pm (Excluding holidays)
    Passport pick-up from Monday to Friday, 12:30 to 1:30 only
    For questions pertaining to military issues: 416-640-8510

     

    Telephone Reception Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00am - 1:00pm at 416-640-8505. You may leave a voice message.
    Fax: (416)6408555
    Holidays and closures
    General Instructions for People wishing to obtain Consular Services at the Mission Offices:
    1.    The Consulate will provide consular services by appointment only. No appointment is necessary for citizens requiring a life certificate. To obtain an appointment, please use our online appointment system.
    2.    Please bring a valid photo ID, preferably a passport or Identity Card.
    3.    Every visitor will be required to undergo a thorough security check before entering the waiting room.
    4.    The Consulate deals with a large amount of different cases every day. For this reason, please come on time, fully prepared and with all the forms completed.
    5.    For security purposes, no personal objects will be allowed into the Consulate, including bags (all sizes), handbags, purses, mobile phones, electronic devices, food and/or beverage bottles or containers.
    6.    Due to the limited size of the waiting room and the volume of visitors, a person who does not have an appointment and/or is not in need of consular service will not be permitted to enter the Consulate. This includes spouses and family members. Seniors, disabled and minors requiring consular services may be escorted by one other person.
    7.    Please come ready with your payment. Cash payments are not accepted- only debit/credit cards (not Amex).
    8.    Security directives apply to all those that visit the Consulate. The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.
    Consular Services given at the Consulate:
    1.    Renewal/Extension of travel documents
    2.    Registration of Israeli citizens born abroad
    3.    Changes in personal status- marriage, divorce, widowhood
    4.    Notarial services
    5.    Application for an Israeli police record (Police Certificate)
    6.    Submission of request to the Israel Defense Forces to defer military service
    7.    Visas
    8.    Requests for name change and requests for certificates from the Ministry of Interior such as birth certificates, samples from the population registry, etc.
    9.    Application for renouncing of Israeli Citizenship.
    The following consular services do not require the presence of the applicant at the Consulate and the application can be sent by mail:
    1.    Passport renewal/extension for adults.
    2.    Notarization of public certificates
    1.    Submission of request to obtain a deferral of military service (The form used to defer military service has to be signed by a notary public in order to be processed)
    2.    Application for obtaining a document from the Ministry of Interior
    3.    Visas
    The following consular services require the presence of the applicant at the Consulate:
    1.    Registration of an Israeli born abroad.
    2.    Application for first passport (all ages)
    3.    Passport renewal/extension for minors.
    4.    Notification of change in marital status-marriage, divorce, widowhood.
    5.    Notarization of documents in front of the Consul (powers of attorney, affidavits, etc.)
    6.    Report of loss/theft/destruction of a passport
    7.    Renunciation of Israeli Citizenship.
    8.    Israeli Police Record (Police Certificates may be ordered online from the Israeli Police)
    9.    Notification of change of first or last name or request for change of name after marriage or divorce.
    Passport ren​ewal/extension:
    Passports for adults are valid for 10 years from the date of issue
    Passports for minors (less than 18 years of age) are valid for five years from the date of issue
     
    Please note: In the following cases the applicant may receive a travel document other than a passport or a passport for a shorter period of time.
    1. Israeli citizens who have not been in Israel for more than five years will receive a passport valid for less than 10 years and will pay for the whole period of ten years. For instance, an applicant who hasn’t been in Israel for the last 6 years will receive a passport valid for 4 years. After the applicant’s visit to Israel, their passport may be extended at no extra fee until the end of the period of 10 years at the Consulate.    
    2. Israeli citizens who have not been in Israel for more than ten years are not entitled to a passport unless their application includes a prepaid flight ticket to Israel. Applying with a flight ticket will allow such applicants to obtain a passport for one year. After their visit to Israel they may extend their passport at no extra fee until the end of the period of 10 years at the Consulate.
    3. Holders of lost/destroyed/stolen passports will obtain a travel document other than a passport.
    4. Israeli citizens who have debts filed in Israel are not entitled to renew/extend their passport until they pay their debts. Should they wish to entry Israel, they will be given a One-time Laissez Passer.
    5. Israeli citizens who entered Canada on a refugee claim will not be able to renew or extend their passport. They may obtain a One-time Laissez passer in order to return to Israel until their status will be clarified with the Ministry of Interior.
    6. Minors from 14 years old will receive a passport valid until the age of 17 so that they can report to the IDF and clarify their military status. Once they defer their military service their passport will be extended until the end of the period of 5 years.
    7. Israeli citizens of 18 years of age onwards who have not clarified their military status yet at the Consulate will not receive a passport until they do so.
     
    Notarial Functions
    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: 905-707-879
    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
    For a more detailed list, click here (local Bar Association http://www.cba.org/)
    The following is the list of the Law of Society offices in different provinces:
    Ontario
    Official Documents Services
    222 Jarvis St main floor
    Toronto, ON
    M7A 0B6
    Tel: (416) 325-8416
    Fax: (416) 325-8434
    Manitoba
    Manitoba - Department of Finance
    1034-405 Broadway
    Winnipeg, MB R3C 3L6
    Tel: (204) 945-2654
    Saskatchewan
    Deputy Provincial Secretary
    800- 1874 Scarth Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4B3
    Tel: (306)787-3899
    Alberta
    Alberta Attorney General
    9833-109 Street
    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
    British Columbia
    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
    You can order a certificate from Ontario online at https://www.orgforms.gov.on.ca/eForms/start.do
    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.
    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 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 a form.   To download the form, click here.
    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.
    Pease notice: 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 you 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.