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:
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.
- 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.