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:
- Around the World Translations- Udi Manor: 305-936-8891
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
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:
- Full name
- Israeli ID number or passport number.
- Place and time of arrest
- Detention facility + “A” number
- Arresting authority –ICE, Federal, Sheriff Office, Police
- Reason for arrest
- 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:
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