Consular Services

Consular Services

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  • Mission Address:

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    ​Embassy of Israel
    Bishramalaya Compound
    Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Reception hours for consular services:

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    Monday – Friday 9:30 – 12:30
     
    For an updated list of Israeli, Jewish and Nepali holidays, during which the Embassy will be closed, please click here.
     
    Telephone reception hours for consular services:
      
    977-1- 4411811 ext. 500/504/501
     
    Information by telephone is available during the working hours of the Embassy:
     
    Monday – Thursday 9:30 – 17:00 hrs
    Friday – 9:30- 14:00 hrs
     
    November 15- February 15
    Monday – Thursday 9:30 – 16:00 hrs
    Friday – 9:30- 14:00 hrs
    No consular services will be provided by telephone.
     
    Jurisdiction:
    The Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu is accredited only to Nepal.
  • Security instructions for people who wish to obtain consular services at the mission offices:

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    ​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 materials to the mission:

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    Materials that are sent to the Consular section will be forwarded to the security personal at the embassy main gate. You can send it also to the following address:
     
    Embassy of Israel
    P.O.Box 371
    Kathmandu, Nepal
     
    Consular and notarized material shall be handed back to the applicant or his representative at the outer gate of the Embassy.
     
    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:

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    There are no certified translators from Nepali to Hebrew in Nepal.
    Consular service is carried out with documents translated from Nepali to English and notary validated. 
    The Embassy does not recommend any translation companies.
    Use of the services of the various translators is the responsibility of the person utilizing the services.
     
    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.
  • Verification of public documents

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    ​There are two possibilities for verifying a public document:
     
    1.   Verification by means of apostil- not valid in Nepal
    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 apostil- valid in Nepal
    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:
    info@kathmandu.mfa.gov.il                
     
    For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click on the following link:
     
    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.
     
     Local characteristics:
     
    -  Payment for consular services in Kathmandu may be done with Nepali rupee or US dollars only.
    -  Israeli citizen, whose passport was lost, stolen or damaged, will get a travel document which is valid for one year only.
    Note – holder of such travel document will have to apply for a visa to every country he/she wishes to visit.