General Information

General Information

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    This basic information page includes details about the work of the consular department in the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast United States region, located in Atlanta, GA.

     
    Details about the various consular services given abroad may be found in the following links:
     
    * Consular services for Israeli citizens abroad

    *Visa services abroad

    * Download forms and documents

     
    Address of the mission
     
    Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast
    1100 Spring Street N.W. Suite 440
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309-2823​​​​​​​​

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    Reception hours for consular services
     
    No appointment necessary, please arrive during reception hours as followed:
    • Monday - Friday: 09:30-12:30 PM
    Notary services will be given only on the following days:
    • Tuesday: 09:30-12:30 PM
    • Friday: 09:30-12:30 PM
    The office will be closed on legal Israeli and U.S. holidays.

    Upcoming Closures:

    2014
    • December 25

    2015
    • January 1, 19
    • February 16
    • April 3, 10, 22, 23
    • May 25
    • July 3
    • September 7, 14, 15, 22, 23, 28, 29
    • October 5, 6, 10
    • November 11, 26
    • December 25
     
    Telephone reception hours for consular services
     
    • Telephone: 404-487-6500 Ext. 580
    • Fax: 404-487-6555
    • Monday-Friday: 09:30-12:30 PM
    Messages left in the voicemail box will be answered within 2 business days.
     
    Email can be sent to the following addresses:
     
    Jurisdiction
     
    Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina
    For all other states: click here to see which Consulate serves your state.

     

    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.

     

    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:
    Consulate General of Israel
    1100 Spring Street N.W. Suite 440
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309-2823
    For return shipment of passports and notarized documents with a courier service, include a fee of $11 (payments accepted only as a- Money Order).
    *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.

     

    Verification of Public Documents

    There are two possibilities for verifying a public document:

    Verification by means of apostille

    Any official document that is required to be officially accepted by Israel, and was issued by a state other than Israel, needs to obtain an Apostille Stamp. The request for the stamp should be according to the document's issuance state.
     
    Use the following information to contact the different offices:
     
    With regard to a list of the countries that signed the Convention, and details about the authority competent to grant apostille certification in each country, as well as additional information, click on the following link:
    http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.authorities&cid=17
     
    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.

    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.

     

    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:
    • Ruti Padan: 770-639-7707
    • Around the World Translations- Udi Manor: 305-936-8891

     

     

    Aliyah
     
    For more information regarding Aliyah matters please follow the link of the North America Jewish Agency: www.jewishagency.org/aliyahna
     
    For general information regarding Aliyah offices around the world, click on the following link: http://www.jewishagency.org/JewishAgency/Hebrew/Home/info/offices+in+the+diaspora/

     

     

    Israeli House

     
    The Israeli house organizes different activities for Israelis, as well as helping returning residents to Israel. For the Israeli House web site, click here.

     

    Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens

    For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click on the following link: http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfaheb/feedbackform.htm
     

    Miscellaneous

     

    Israelis at risk

     
    If you or any other Israeli Citizen you know is in a life risking situation please contact the Israeli Consulate as soon as possible, using our contact details, or this form. During non-working hours, please use our emergency number.
    An emergency is classified as a life-threatening situation that requires immediate attention.
    Inquiries regarding consular matters (passports, visas, handling of matters relating to the Israel Defense Forces), as urgent as they may be, will not be answered.
    Our emergency number for calls after working hours: 404-487-6500.

     

    Arrested Israeli Citizens

     
    If you know of any Israeli citizen that has been arrested in the United States, or if you are an arrested Israeli Citizen, please contact the Consulate to notify the Consular Department of the arrest. Please provide the following information:
    1. Full name
    2. Israeli ID number or passport number.
    3. Place and time of arrest
    4. Detention facility + “A” number
    5. Arresting authority –ICE, Federal, Sheriff Office, Police
    6. Reason for arrest
    7. Contact person (including telephone number)
    Be advised, the Consulate does not intervene in legal matters of a citizen/citizens who has/have been arrested, but may be of assistance by making sure that the Israeli prisoner is not being discriminated against due to his/her nationality or religion.

     

    Permit for Transfer of Bodies for Burial in Israel

     
    The Israeli consulate can assist those who wish to bring a deceased relative to Israel for burial. For further information please contact the Consular Department.
    A permit is not required for transfer of ashes.
    Local Jewish funeral care services:
    Dressler: 770-451-4999
    Dressler@jewishfuneralcare.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

     

    List of bar associations

     

    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