Requesting information from the population registry and/or police

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  •   Requesting information from the population registry and/or police
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    The Israeli missions abroad provide Israeli citizens and/or Israeli residents staying abroad with some of the services required by the provisions of the Population Registration Law, 5725 - 1965, The Names Law, 5716 -1956 and The Crime Register and Rehabilitation of Offenders Law, 5741 -1981.
     
    1. Applications to receive a registration extract / birth certificate / death certificate / record of entries and exits
    To receive one of the above certificates, an application must be filled out to obtain documentation from the Population Registry (click here to download the Application to Obtain Documentation from the Population Registry). The service is free of charge unless an apostille is required (click here to open the table of fees).
    If it is necessary to obtain a birth certificate translated into English, an application must be submitted in advance.
    Inquiries should be made with the Consular Department at the mission after four to six weeks as to whether the certificate has arrived.

    2. Certificate Attesting to Israeli Citizenship or Non-Citizenship
    Under Section 15 of the Citizenship Law, 5712 -1952 (Consolidated Version), an Israeli citizen is entitled to receive a certificate from the Minister of the Interior attesting to his Israeli citizenship. The certificate can be obtained in Hebrew and English, as well as the date on which citizenship was conferred. Those interested in the latter must note that separately.
    Sometimes local authorities require certification of Israel citizenship by those who apply to them and do not suffice with a valid Israeli passport. For the purpose of obtaining a Certificate Attesting to Israeli Citizenship or Non-Citizenship directly from the Israeli Ministry of the Interior, an application must be filled out (click here to download the application for a Certificate Attesting to Israeli Citizenship) and sent by mail to the mission, along with a photocopy of the identity card and of the passport of the applicant. The fee must be submitted with the application (click here to open the table of fees).
    Important: All fields must be filled out on the form. A line must be drawn through fields that are not relevant in order to show that they are not relevant and that is why they were not filled in.
    The certificate is usually received within eight to twelve weeks.

    3. Application for a certificate of good conduct
    A person who stayed in Israel for a period of time and is required by the government of another country or a foreign institution to provide certification of the lack of a criminal record / pending criminal case (certificate of good conduct), may submit an application to the Israel Police through the Israeli mission. Under the law, the certificate is not given to the applicant but rather transferred to the official entity that requested it. The certificate is issued by the Israel Police.
    The applicant should arrive to the Israeli mission in person and present to the consular section the following documents:
    o    The application for a certificate of good conduct (click here to download the application for a Certificate Attesting to the Absdnce of a Criminal Record), filled out and signed
    o    A photocopy of the applicant's passport
    o    Full details of the authority requesting the certification, and the name of a contact person
    o    The fee if an apostille stamp is required (click here to open the table of fees)
    The certificates will arrive at the mission between four and eight weeks after submission of the application and will be sent by registered mail directly to the institution that requested it. After four weeks, inquiries can be made by telephone to the Consular Department at the mission regarding the status of the certificate.
    If it is necessary to translate the certificate into the local language, see the list of translators in the chapter on General Information.

    4. Application to locate an address
    A person who wishes to locate the address of another person registered in Israel, or who wishes to ascertain the precise name of a person registered in Israel, should submit two copies of the form Application to Receive Information from the Population Registry (click here to download the Application to Receive Information from the Population Registry).
    A fee is charged for this service (click here to open the table of fees).

    5. Request for Information on a Traveler
    In order to receive information on a traveler please fill out the form "Request for Information on a Traveler" (click here to download) and submit it signed to the mission's consular department. The request will be forwarded to the relevant authority in Israel.
     
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    For more information, please check the Consular Services page on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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