Passports

Passports

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    General information
    All Israeli citizens staying abroad, both minors and adults, must carry a valid Israeli travel document with them at all times. The travel documents issued by the State of Israel to its citizens (passports and laissez passer) are the property of the State and should be carefully safeguarded.
     
    Note that Israeli citizens are required by law always to enter and exit Israel with an Israeli travel document.
     
    An Israeli passport issued to an adult is valid for 10 years, and for 5 years for a minor.
    For adults - if 10 years have passed since the passport was issued new one must be issued. If less than 10 years have elapsed since the passport was issued, it can be extended up to the full 10 years.
    For minors - if 5 years have passed since the passport was issued a new one must be issued. If less than 5 years have elapsed since the passport was issued, it can be extended up to the full 5 years.
      
    According to the Population Registry Law, the issue or extension of travel documents is contingent upon the personal status (married, divorced, widowed, children, etc.) being up-to-date. In the absence of such updated details, a travel document will be issued for one year only. 

    Extending a passport
    Adults
    In order to extend a passport, please provide us the following listed documents:
    1.     Original passport
    2.     Please fill out the following form: Extension.pdf
    3.     $10 (overnight shipping) – by credit/debit card or money order. Please read our page of Payment Methods before making a payment: here
     
    Only passports that were issued less than 10 years ago for adults can be extended to complete 10 years period
     
    Documents can be mailed to the Consulate or brought by hand during reception hours.
    * The process usually takes up to 3 weeks
     
    Minors
    A minor’s passport can be extended up to five years only, until the age of 17.
    After the age of 16.5 the military status of the minor must be determined. The minor's passport can be extended pursuant to approval of the IDF authorities (for additional details, see below in the sections on renewal and the IDF authorities).
     
    In order to extend a passport, please provide us the following listed documents:
    1. Original passport
    2. Please fill out the following form:
    3. $10 (overnight shipping) – by credit/debit card or money order. Please read our page of Payment Methods before making a payment:  here
     
    Only passports that were issued less than 5 years ago for minors can be extended to complete 5 years period
     
    Renewing an expired passport
    Adults
    In order to issue a new passport, please provide us the following listed documents:
    1.       Two passport photos
    2.       The original passport
    3.       Please fill out the following form: Application_for_paasport.pdf.
    4.       $81 (fee for the application) + $10 (overnight shipping) – by credit/debit card or money order. Please read our page of Payment Methods before making a payment: here
     
    You may mail us the documents or come over every day from Monday-Friday 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. * The process usually takes up to 3 weeks.
     
    Minors
    In order to issue a new passport, please provide us the following listed documents:
    1.       Two passport photos
    2.       The original passport
    3.       Please fill out the following form Application_for_paasport.pdf. After  filling out the form, You can choose between those two options:
    Both parents can sign the form in front of a local notary and send the form to the Secretary of State for an Apostille Seal. Once the seal is obtained, you can send the form to the consulate.
     * One of the parents can come to the Consulate during reception hours with the form signed by both parents with both parents' passports.
    4.       $40 (fee for the application) + $10 (overnight shipping) – by credit/debit card, money order or exact cash. Please read our page of Payment Methods before making a payment:  here
    5.       A copy of both parents passport (Israeli passport for Israeli parents)
     
    You may mail us the documents or come over every day from Monday-Friday 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. * The process usually takes up to 3 weeks.
     
    Renewing a travel document in case of loss/ theft/ destruction
    In such cases you must visit the Consular department in order to obtain a new travel document. Please be sure to bring the following:
     
    1.    Two passport pictures (U.S size)
    2.    An official picture ID (Israeli ID, drivers ​license, State ID)
    3.    A completed declaration form about the loss/ theft/ destruction of a passport or laissez passer: LossTheftPassport.pdf. The form must be signed before the diplomatic consular representative.
    4.    An application for a new passport, filled out and signed: nipuk_darcon.pdf
    5.    In case of theft please provide a police report.
    6.    $81 (fee for the application) + $10 (overnight shipping) – by credit/debit card or money order. Please read our page of Payment Methods before making a payment: here
    7.    The Israeli passport is the property of the State. The loss/ theft/ destruction of the passport requires the payment of a higher fee.
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