Embassy of Israel to the United States | Consular Services | Visa to Israel

Consular Services

  •  
     

    Please be advised!

     

    Due to Jewish holidays the consular section will be closed on the following dates:

    April 22nd, 29th and May 12th.

    the consular section will be open for one hour only (9:30-10:30) on the following dates:

    April 28th, May 5th and 11th.

     

    We apologize for any inconvenience.​


    The Consular Department offers a wide range of services to both Israeli citizens and non-Israeli citizens in the state of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.​

    Please be advised: 

    - Personal checks will not be accepted.

    - Service requests sent via postal mail must include an additional $11 - return UPS fee.
    - For citizenship inquiries click here​.

    Thank you for your cooperation.
    _____________________________________________________________________

    Embassy of Israel
    3514 International Drive, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20008
    (202) 364-5527

    Email: consular@washington.mfa.gov.il

    Recommended means of contact is via email.​


    Jurisdiction: Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

    Public Reception Hours ​Telephone Reception Hours
    ​Monday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM ​
    ​Tuesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM ​2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    ​Wednesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM ​2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    ​Thursday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM ​2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    ​Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Visa to Israel
    Applications for all types of visas to Israel must be made in person. For more information​ go to Visa to Israel.

    Israeli Citizens
    For more information and instructions regarding consular services for Israelis click here.

    Notary Services​
    Notary services are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Please call 202-364-5527 or email consular@washington.mfa.gov.il​ to schedule an appointment. ​

    Meeting With IDF Representative
    ​Between November 9-18, a representative of the IDF will be in New York and Miami, and will be available for scheduled personal appointments concerning recruiting to the IDF, military service, deferral from military service etc.
    --Appointments in New York will be scheduled on November 9, 10 and 12.
    --Appointments in Miami will be scheduled on November 16-18.

    You may forward you meeting request via email - consular@washington.mfa.gov.il

    Please explain shortly what is the subject of the meeting, the preferred time and day and add your contact information.
     
  •  
  •  

     

  • Security Instructions for Consular Services at the Embassy

  •  
    • ​Bring a photo ID.
    • All visitors will undergo a security check before entering.
    • Do not bring large handbags, suitcases, food or beverages. Personal objects including handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices will not be allowed into the Embassy.
    • The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.​
  • Operation on Holidays and Observances

  •  

     

    Day

    Date

    Hours

    New year’s day

    Friday

    Jan 1

    Closed

    Martin Luther king day

    Monday

    Jan 18

    Closed

    Presidents day

    Monday

    Feb 15

    Closed

    Passover eve

    Friday

    April 22

    9:30-10:30

    Passover 2nd eve

    Thursday

    April 28

    9:30-10:30

    Passover 2nd holiday

    Friday

    April 29

    Closed

    Israel’s memorial day

    Wednesday

    May 11

    9:30-10:30

    Israel’s independence day

    Thursday

    May 12

    Closed

    USA memorial day

    Monday

    May 30

    Closed

    Shavuot 2nd holiday

    Monday

    June 13

    Closed

    USA independence day

    Monday

    July 4

    Closed

    Labor day

    Monday

    Sep 5

    Closed

    Rosh Hashana

    Monday

    Oct 3

    Closed

    Rosh Hashana

    Tuesday

    Oct 4

    Closed

    Columbus day

    Monday

    Oct 10

    Closed

    Yom Kippur eve

    Tuesday

    Oct 11

    9:30-10:30

    Yom Kippur

    Wednesday

    Oct 12

    Closed

    Sukkot

    Monday

    Oct 17

    Closed

    Sukkot 2nd day

    Tuesday

    Oct 18

    Closed

    Simchat Tora

    Monday

    Oct 24

    Closed

    Sukkot 2nd holiday

    Tuesday

    Oct 25

    Closed

    Thanksgiving day

    Thursday

    Nov 24

    Closed

    Christmas day

    Monday

    Dec 26

    Closed

    ​​​​​