Consular services at embassy

Consular services at embassy

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    a. Address of the mission
    Embaxaida de Israel
    Rua Rainha Ginga
    Edificio Siccal 11th floor
    1360 Luanda Angola
     
    b. Reception hours for consular services
    The Mission operates from Monday to Friday.
    Reception hours:  9 am to1 pm.
    For a list of Jewish and local holidays, when the Mission will be closed please click here.

    c. Telephone reception hours for consular services
    Phone reception hours are 9am to 4pm on the following numbers:
    (00 244) 222 397331
    222 331 501
    2220395295
     
    d. Jurisdiction
    Angola, Mozambique and Sao Tome e Principe.
     
    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
    The post office does not function well in Angola, people will need to come in person. 
    Documents from Israel can be sent through diplomatic bag.
    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
    There is no authorized local translator Portuguese to Hebrew available in Angola
     
    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. Click here to obtain the list.
    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:
    http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.authorities&cid=17
     
    Angola is not a signatory to the 1961 Hague Convention therefore all public documents and certificates should be validated through the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    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
     Emails can be send to the following addresses:
     consular-assist@luanda.mfa.gov
     consul@luanda.mfa.gov
     
    For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click on the following link:
    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
     There is no Jewish community in the area, no aliya.
     
    m. Local characteristics
    As mentioned there is no post office functioning properly, documents must be brought in person.
    There is no translators available Hebrew –Portuguese.