Below are the contact details and information required in applying for visa in Abuja, Nigeria:
a. Addresses of the missions
Plot 12 Mary Slessor St. Asokoro – Abuja. P.O Box 10924
b. Reception hours for consular services
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 13:00
On Jewish holidays and Local holidays the embassy will be closed.
c. Telephone reception hours for consular services
10:00 – 13:00
Nigeria & Ghana.
e. Security instructions for people who wish to obtain consular services at the mission offices
1. Please bring a photo ID.
2. Every visitor and his belongings will be required to undergo a security check.
3. For security purposes, no personal objects will be allowed into the mission, including handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.
4. Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the mission.
5. Do not bring food and/or beverage bottles or containers.
6. The mission’s security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room. The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.
f. Mailing material to the mission
Material that is mailed to the Consular Department at the mission must be only sent to and collected from the following address:
Plot 12 Mary Slessor St. Asokoro – Abuja. P.O Box 10924
Documents can be sent by airmail (This will be on the responsible of the sender only)
The sender is responsible for material mailed to the mission.
It is important to stress that there are cases in which you are required to visit the mission in person. For more detailed information, see the section on Consular Services in Chapter 2.
g. List of qualified translators who work with the mission
If there is a need for document translation services from the local language into Hebrew or vice versa click here to obtain a list of translators.
• This Embassy does not have a list of translators.
This list does not constitute a recommendation for any of the translators appearing on the list. Use of the services of the various translators is the responsibility of the person utilizing the services.
h. List of criminal attorneys
Below is a list of attorneys who specialize in criminal law, whose services can be retained if necessary. The mission is not permitted or authorized to recommend any particular attorney (click here to download a list of attorneys).
To obtain a more detailed list, click here for the website of the local Bar Association.
This Embassy does not have a list of attorneys.
This list does not constitute a recommendation for any of the attorneys appearing on the list. Use of the services of the various attorneys is the responsibility of the person utilizing the services.
i. Verification of public documents
There are two possibilities for verifying a public document:
1. Verification by means of apostille
In 1978, Israel signed and ratified the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents 1961 (hereinafter: the Hague Convention). The purpose of this Convention was to shorten the processes required for a particular country to recognize the official documents issued by another country, by means of apostille certification.
Public documents and certificates that were issued in one of the countries that are signatories to the above Convention, and which bear the apostille stamp, are valid for presentation in Israel, without the need for additional verification / certification by the diplomatic / consular representative at the Israeli mission.
Additionally, for countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention, no additional verification is required by the mission consul of the country for which the document is designated, if it was stamped with an apostille in Israel.
Nigeria: Verification of a document first must be approved by a reprehensive of the Nigerian foreign affairs office. Then an authorized reprehensive from or embassy will give a validation to the document.
Ghana: The procedure is the same as in Nigeria.
2. Verification by means other than apostille
Verification of a document in a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention should be implemented as follows:
After the document is verified by the competent authority in the foreign country (usually the Foreign Ministry or Ministry of Justice), the Israeli consular representative verifies the signature of the competent authority.
j. Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens
• Email can be sent to the following address:firstname.lastname@example.org
k. The main laws of the State of Israel on which consular work abroad is based, are as follows:
• The Law of Return, 5710 1950 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
• The Entry into Israel Law, 5712 1952 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
• The Law of Citizenship, 5712 1952 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
• The Passports Law, 5712 1952 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
• The Names Law, 5716 1956 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
• The Population Registration Law, 5725 1965 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
• The Notaries Law, 5736 1976 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
• The Defense Service Law (Consolidated Version), 5747 1986 and the authority to implement it abroad with all the amendments thereto over the years.
• The Crime Register and Rehabilitation of Offenders Law, 5741 1981 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
l. Details of the Jewish Agency aliya emissary
Below are details on the Jewish Agency emissary in your area:
There is no Jewish Agency emissary in this embassy.
m. Local characteristics
Full details can be found on the web site.