Consular services

Consular services

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    Adress and Contact Information

     
    Visa                                      
     
     
     a. Address
    Embassy of Israel
    Consular Department
    Auguste-Viktoria-Str. 74-76
    14193 Berlin

    Tel: 030-89045511
    Fax; 030-89045519
    Emergency   Tel:  030-89045203 (24 Hours)
     
    b. Consular Reception Hours
    Monday- Thursday 9.30 a.m- 13.00 a.m
    Friday                     9.30 a.m- 12.30 a.m
     
    c. Telephone reception hours for consular services
    Telephone calls will be received:
    Monday-Thursday   2 pm - 4 pm
    Friday                     1 pm  - 2 p.m
     
    Secretaries:
    030-89045512/3/4
    Israeli Citizens:
    030-89045521/2/4
    Visa:
    030-89045523/16
    Waiver of the Israeli Citizenship:
    030-89045513
    Except for national and Jewish holidays

    The national and Jewish holidays' list

    Jurisdiction

     
    Germany

    Instructions

     
     
    Security instructions for people who wish to obtain consular services at the consulate 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  consulate , including     handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.
    4. Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the consulate.
    5. Do not bring food and/or beverage bottles or containers.
    6. The consulate’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 consulate

    Material that is mailed to the Consulate must be only sent to the following address:
    Botschaft Des Staates Israel
    Konsularabteiung
    Auguste-Viktoria –Str. 74-76
    14193 Berlin
    The sender is responsible for material mailed to the consulate. It is recommended to send a registered  mail.
    It is important to emphasize  that there are cases in which you are required to visit in the consulate in person. For more detailed information, see the section on Consular Services in Chapter 2.
     
    List of qualified translators who work with the consulate

    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 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.
     
    List of criminal and civil attorneys

    In Germany the Public Advocates appoints an attorney to each arrested person. 
    Below is a list of attorneys who specialize in criminal and civil law, whose services can be retained if necessary. The consulate is not permitted or authorized to recommend any particular attorney (click here to download a list of attorneys).
    www.dijv.de/index.php
    To obtain a more detailed list, click here for the website of the local Bar Association:
    www.brak.de/seiten/02_01.php
    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.

    Verification of Documents

     

     

     

    There are two possibilities for verifying a public document:
    1. Verification by means of apostille
    1.1. 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 consulate.
    Additionally, for countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention, no additional verification is required by the consulate consul of the country for which the document is designated, if it was stamped with an apostille in Israel.
    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:
    1.2. In Germany an Apostille Stamp can be achieved at the
     
    LANDGERICHTSPRAESIDENT
    Or at the REGIERUNGSPRAESIDETEN.
    In Berlin the Apostille Stamp can be achieved   in:
     
    Landesamt Fur Burger und Ordnungsangelegenhelten
    LABO II A, Zentrale  inwohnerangelgenheiten
    Friedrichstr.  219
    10958  Berlin
    Tel:  030-90269-2162
             030-90269-2163
    2. Verification by means other than pastille
    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.
     
     

    Inquiries and Feedback

     

     

     

    Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens
     Email can be sent to the following addresses:
     
    For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click on the following link:
    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.
     
    Jewish Agency
    Below are details of the Jewish Agency offices in Germany:
    Berlin         030-8819425
    Frankfurt   069-9433340
     
     

    Local Characteristics

      

    • In Germany there is only one Consular Department:  In Berlin.
    • German citizens with German valid passports (reisepass), born before 1928   need a Visa in order to travel to Israel. Further instructions are provided at the Visa Section 030-89045523/16   or at the German Embassy in Israel.
    • The Jewish Community Website in Berlin is
            www.jg-berlin.org/site/imdex/php
    • To see the list of Synagogues in Berlin click the link
             www. Berlin.org/site/index.php
    • Payments Charges: The fee for the consular services can be paid by either a money transfer to the  
    Botschaft des Staates Israel
    Deutsche Bank
    Kontonr. 067611400
    BLZ  10070000
    accompanied by the bank approval (UBERWEISUNG)
    or by an EC at the reception hours alone.
     
    We do not accept personal checks, money or other Credit Cards (except EC).
     
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