Consular Services

General Information

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    1.  Basic Information
     
    a.   Addresses of the missions
    Embajada de Israel - 13 avenida 14-07 zona 10 colonia okland Guatemala City
     
    b.   Reception hours for consular services
     
    Monday- Friday
    09:00- 12:00 a.m.
    c.   Telephone reception hours for consular services
     
    Monday- Friday
    09:00-12:00
    TEL: 23334624, 23336951 (ext. 512,506)
     
    d.   Jurisdiction
    GUATEMALA, HONDURAS
     
    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:
     
    Embajada de Israel, 13 avenida  14-07 zona 10 colonia okland, Guatemala city.
     
    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 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 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.
     
    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:
     
     
    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, the Foreign Ministry.  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:
    consularit@guatemala.mfa.gov.il
     
    ·        For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click on the following link:
    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:
     
    Fredi gershberg- (502) 51101798
     
    fgwdirector@gmail.com
     
    m. Local characteristics
     
    1. For Honduras consular service, please contact the Consular Department (The Tel. numbers listed above) or by email consularit@guatemala.mfa.gov.il.
    For the convenience of the applicant from Honduras, you can deposit the payment (if required) raised a local bank.
    For the Banking details, please contact the Consular Department.
    2. Guatemala suffers from criminal problem and is defined as the second most dangerous in Latin America.

    Despite these limitations Guatemala is a beautiful country and you can tour the country with the necessary precautions.   For example:
    Tour with Taxis instead of buses, tours and travel only during the day, keeping belongings personalities, and visit only central places.
    We recommend that prior to arrival in Guatemala, have to take a photo copy of your passport and other relevant documents stored in a separate place. Also, do not walk around with large sums of money in cash.
     
    3. Phones list of the embassy:
    Embassy: (502) 23635674, 23334624
    Fax: (502) 2333-6950
    E-mail: info@guatemala.mfa.gov.il

    4. Emergency Phone List:
    Extension officers at the Consulate (outside working hours): 524
    Police: 110, 23,310,203
    Emergency evacuation: 1711, 2332-9422
    5. Recommended hospitals list: (have to visit only in hospitals in Guatemala City)
    1. Herrera llerandi-
    6 ave 8-71
    Zona 10 ciudad de Guatemala.
    Tel: 23845959- 23315198
     2. centro medico
    6 ave 3-47
    Zona -10 ciudad de guatemala
    Tel: 22794949
     
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