General Information and Opening Hours

General Information and Opening Hours

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    Basic Information
    Addresses of the missions
    Embassy of Israel
    Consular section
    Buitenhof 47
    2513 AH The Hague
    info@hague.mfa.gov.il (general e-mail)
    consular@hague.mfa.gov.il (consulate)
     
    Reception hours for consular services
    The Reception hours are Monday to Friday from: 10:00-12:30.
     

    Telephone reception hours for consular servi​​ces

    The direct telephone number at the consulate is +31-70-3760548
    Phone calls are answered only from 10:00 to 13:00.
    In case of emergency ONLY you can call the embassy’s emergency line +31-70-3760554

    Israeli and Dutch Holiday​​s 2014

     
    ​​Date​ Day Holiday - Remarks
    1 January Wednesday Newyear - Embassy closed
    14 April ​Monday Erev Pesah - Embassy opened until 1 PM
    ​15 April Tuesday​ ​Pesah - Embassy closed
    ​16 April Wednesday​ ​Pesah - Embassy closed
    ​18 April Friday​ Good Friday - Embassy closed​
    21 April Monday​ ​Pesah - Embassy closed
    22 April Tuesday​ ​Pesah - Embassy closed
    26 April​ Saturday​ Dutch King's Day - Embassy closed​
    ​4 May Sunday​ ​Yom haZicaron - Embassy closed
    5 May ​Monday ​Yom haZicaron
    6 May ​Tuesday Independence day - ​Embassy closed
    ​29 May ​Thursday Feast of the Ascension - Embassy closed
    3 June ​Tuesday Erev Shavu'ot - Embassy opened until 1 PM
    4 June ​Wednesday ​Shavu'ot - Embassy closed
    ​5 June ​Thursday Shavu'ot - Embassy closed
    9 June Monday​ Pentecost - Embassy closed​
    24 September​ Wednesday​ ​Erev Rosh haShana - Embassy opened until 1 PM
    25 September​ Thursday​ Rosh haShana - Embassy closed
    ​26 September Friday​ Rosh haShana - Embassy closed
    ​3 October Friday​ Erev Yom Kippur - Embassy opened until 1 PM
    ​4 October Saturday​ Yom Kippur - Embassy closed
    8 October Wednesday​ Erev Succot - Embassy opened until 1 PM
    ​9 October ​Thursday Succot - Embassy closed
    10 October Friday​ Succot - Embassy closed
    15 October Wednesday ​Erev Simhat Torah - Embassy opened until 1 PM
    16 October Thursday​ Simhat Torah - Embassy closed
    17 October Friday Simhat Torah - Embassy closed​
    ​24 December Wednesday​ Christmas - Embassy closed​
    ​25 December Thursday ​Christmas - Embassy closed
    ​26 December Friday Christmas - Embassy closed
    31 December​ ​Wednesday ​New Year's Eve - Embassy closed
    ​Date​​ ​Day
    ​Special day - Remarks

    Jurisdiction
    The Netherlands.
     
     
    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:

    Embassy of Israel
    Consular section
    Buitenhof 47
    2513 AH The Hague

     
    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.
     
     
    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.
     
     
    List of criminal attorneys
    Click here for the website of the local Bar Association.
    Use of the services of the various attorneys is the responsibility of the person utilizing the services.
     
     
    Verification of public documents
    There are two possibilities for verifying a public document:
     
    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 apostil certification.
    Public documents and certificates that were issued in one of the countries that are signatories to the above Convention, and which bear the apostil 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 apostil in Israel.
    With regard to a list of the countries that signed the Convention, and details about the authority competent to grant apostil 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
    you can obtain an apostile stamp in one of the regional courthouses, kindly enquire at the city hall (in which you have issued the documents/certificates) where you can receive an apostille stamp, the city hall stamp is not enough to legalize the document/certificate.
    We advise you to check the correctness of the details mentioned in the documents (correct spelling of names, date of birth, gender etc’) before receiving the apostille stamp on the documents.
     
    You can receive an apostille stamp in Den Haag in the address below:
    Rechtbank ‘s Gravenhage
    Prins Clauslaan 61
    2595 AJ   ‘s-Gravenhage
    070-3812888

    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.
     
    Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens
    • Email can be sent to the following address:
    consular@hague.mfa.gov.il 
    • 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
    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, 5741-1928 with all the amendments thereto over the years.
     
    Details of the Jewish Agency aliya emissary
     
    Global center for Israel (located in Israel)
    Aliyah & Integration Department
    Toll free number from the Netherlands 
    0800-0221498

     

    Fees consular services

    Please click here for a table of fees for consular services.​​​