General information

General information

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    a.   Address of the mission
     
    Room 701, Admiralty Centre Tower II
    18 Harcourt Road
    Hong Kong
     
    b.   Reception hours for consular services
     
    The Consulate reception hours are: Monday to Friday, 09:30-12:30
     
    Below is the list of days the Consulate is closed:
     
    2015
    December 25-26 Friday-Saturday Christmas Day 
     
    2016
    Friday 1/1/2016 The first day of January
    Monday 8/2/2016 Lunar New Year’s Day
    Tuesday 9/2/2016 The Second Day of Lunar New Year
    Wednesday 10/2/2016 The Third Day of Lunar New Year
    Friday 25/3/2016 Good Friday
    Saturday 26/3/2016 The day following Good Friday
    Monday 28/3/2016 Easter Monday
    Monday 4/4/2016 Ching Ming Festival
    Saturday-Sunday 23-24/4/2016 Passover
    Friday-Saturday 29-30/4/2016 Second Passover
    Monday 2/5/2016 The day following Labour Day
    Thursday 12/5/2016 Israel Independence Day
    Saturday 14/5/2016 The Birthday of the Buddha
    Thursday 9/6/2016 Tuen Ng Festival
    Monday 13/6/2016 Shavuot
    Friday 01/07/2016 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
    Friday 16/9/2016 The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
    Saturday 1/10/2016 National Day
    Monday-Tuesday 3-4/10/2016 Rosh Hashana
    Monday 10/10/2016 The day following the Chung Yeung Festival
    Wednesday 12/10/2016 Yom Kippur
    Monday-Tuesday 17-18/10/2016 Sukkot
    Monday-Tuesday 24-25/10/2016 Sukkot 2
    Monday 26/12/2016 The first weekday after Christmas Day
    Tuesday 27/12/2016 The second weekday after Christmas day
     
    In any case, if you plan to arrive to the consulate around the holydays period, please contact us before.
     
    c.   Telephone reception hours for consular services
     
    Visa department :
    Monday to Friday
    (852) 2821 7510
     
    Other Consular services and Local Notary Services
    Monday to Friday, 0930-12:30
    (852) 2821 7505
     
    Operator:
    (852) 2821 7500 
     
    d.   Jurisdiction
     
    Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR
     
    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:
     
    Room 701, Admiralty Centre Tower II
    18 Harcourt Road, G.P.O Box 245
    Hong Kong
     
    * In order to submit or to collect a document you need to come to the consulate. 
     
    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, below is a list of translators.
     
    In Hong Kong there is no official translation service, therefore attached a random translation servicer (in Israel) from the web:
     
     
    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. 
     
    BPYA: Ohad Levitt Tel +852 2877 3088
    Slaughter and May: Jason Webber Tel +852 29017212
    Carmeli – Aronon: Joseph Arnon Tel +972 26245245
    Hampton, Winter and Glynn: Sharon Ser  Tel +852 2847-2300
    Mr. Joseph C. T Lee & CO.: Joseph C.T Lee Tel +852 2521 5561
    Mayer Brown JSM: Hasofer Menachem Tel +852 2843 2384
    Slaughter & May: Neil Hyman Tel +852 2521 0551
    Robertson- Solicitors& Notaries: Jeremy Levy Tel +852 2868 2866
    Michael Phillips Tel +852 2292 2000
     
    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:
     
    Please contact the local Apostille offices in the city: http://www.judiciary.gov.hk/en/crt_services/apostille.htm
      
    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 (usually the Foreign Ministry or Ministry of Justice), 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:
     
    Other Consular services and Local Notary Services: consularassist@hongkong.mfa.gov.il
     
    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:
     
    In Hong Kong there is no Jewish Agency representative, therefore for additional information regarding Alia please contact the Israeli Consul: dcm@hongkong.mfa.gov.il
     
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