Embajada de Israel
Calle Velazquez 150
The Consulate will be open to the public
Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm.
The Consulate doesn’t open on weekends and local holidays
January, 1 New Year
January, 6 Epiphany
March, 19 Saint Joseph
April, 2 Holy Thursday
April, 3 Holy Friday
April, 23 Independence Day of Israel
May, 1 Labour Day
May, 25 Shavuot
September, 14 and 15 Rosh Hashanah
September, 23 Yom Kippur
September, 28 and 29 Sukkot
October, 5 and 6 Simchat Torah
October, 12 National Day of Spain
December, 8 Immaculate
December, 25 Christmas Day
Consulate’s phone numbers
Jurisdiction Area of jurisdiction of the Israeli embassy in Spain includes Spain and Andorra
Security Guidelines for applicants at consular offices:
Must bring an I.D. with photography.
Must take into account that all visitors will be asked to undergo a security check including the belongings.
Out of security considerations, no personal items will be allowed to enter the Embassy, including bags - hand, mobile phones and electronic devices.
Do not bring big handbags and / or luggage.
Do not bring any food nor drinks.
Security guidelines are for any person staying at the waiting room. Please fulfill the Security Agent’s indications.
Delivery through the post
Delivery of mail matter for the Consular Department will be sent to and collected from the following address:
Embajada de ISRAEL
C/ Velazquez 150, p-7
We recommend sending passports by registered mail or through courrier
Do not send cash money to the embassy.
Payments will be done only by postal order “Giro Postal”.
In any case, the sender will be responsible for the mail matter.
In some cases the person will be required to attend the Consulate by himself. For more details please see article #2 “Consular Service”
Official translators in Spain
All the official documents to be presented to Spanish Authorities are to be translated by an official translator, authorized by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Please note that this list is not a recommendation to anyone of the translators.
The translation service will be provided under the responsibility of the applicant.
The following is a list of lawyers specialized in criminal law. The Embassy is not allowed to recommend one or another.
The lawyer service will be provided under the responsibility of the applicant.
Authentication of a document
There are two possible ways to authenticate public documents:
Document authentication by Apostille certificate:
Israel signed and ratified in 1978 the Hague Convention regarding the cancellation of the verification requirement for public foreign documents – 1961 (“Hague Convention”) in order to shorten the procedures required about recognizing foreign official documents using the Hague Apostille. Please not that public documents and cards issued in a country that is a member of this Convention and has the Hague Apostille, will be valid in Israel and doesn’t have to be authenticated by a diplomatic representative in an Israeli mission. Furthermore, for countries members of the Hague Convention, there will not be necessary to be authenticated if it has the Hague Apostille sealed in Israel.
For a list of countries that signed the Hague Convention and information about competent authority for granting Hague Apostille in each country, see this link:
In Spain, the Hague Apostille for official documents is stamped at the Registro civil – Ministerio de Justicia
Authentication not by using the Hague Apostille:
For a country which is not member of the Hague Convention.
After the document is authenticated by the competent authority at the foreign country (usually at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Justice), the Israeli Representative has to identify their signature.
Citizen Contact for improving the service given to the citizen
Please contact the following e-mail addresses:
Main laws of the State of Israel on which the Consular Service is based:
Return Law 1950 with all the modifications made along the time
Inmigration Law 1952 with all the modifications made along the time
Citizenship Law 1952 with all the modifications made along the time
Passports Law 1952 with all the modifications made along the time
Names Law 1956 with all the modifications made along the time
Register of Citizens Law 1965 with all the modifications made along the time
Notarion Law 1976 with all the modifications made along the time
Security Service Law (mixed version) 1986 and competent authorities abroad with all the modifications made along the time
Criminal Register Law and Rehabilitation of Offenders 1981 with all the modifications made along the time
Various laws can be viewed on the Ministry of Interior Web site, click search for “Laws”http://www.moin.gov.il
Representative of the Jewish Agency, for immigration to Israel
The following are details of the Jewish Agency representative in your zone
In absence of a representative of the Jewish Agency in Spain, information about immigration is available at the Information Phone Center: 900931828 Further information and immigration care is available at the Spanish Dpt. In Jerusalem, phone number 02-6202745
Special information for Spain
Highlights and other details that distinguish the service provided by the Consular Department in Madrid
In Spain there are many cases of pickpocketing, specially at Barcelona. Please try to pay attention to your belongings including personal documents.
Due to a wide amount of drug traffic where Israeli citizens are involved, we inform and warn: in Spain, drug traffic is penalized with 9-11 years in jail and the Spanish Law is particularly strict.
Tourist Visa in Spain for Israeli citizens is valid for 3 months only.
International Driving License issued in Israel is valid for 3 months only.
Applications for residence visa in Israel will be presented at the Consulate personally. No mail possibility.
In absence of an Embassy of Israel in Venezuela, those citizens can apply for visa for Israel at the Madrid Consulate of Israel, generally during the transit. They have to bring to the Consulate all the requisites as detailed in the chapter of “Application for a visa” .
Members of the Jewish Community of Venezuela are asked to bring a letter from the Community, confirming their belonging.
The Consulate Dpt. In Madrid can issue Ministry of Interior documents or Police documents only as per the Consular Services. The Consular Dpt. is not competent for any other special certificates.
Many citizens ask for different certificates such as ID cards, Driving Licenses, etc. so we specifically inform that those documents are issued only in Israel.
For authentication of signatures it is necessary to ask for a previous appointment.
Please note that payment for consular services will be made exclusively by credit card.