General Information

General Information

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    Address of the mission and telephone
    Boulevard Artigas 1585
    Tel: (00598) 2400 41 64 / 65 / 66, extension 1
    Telephone reception hours for consular services will match up with personal reception hours.
    Reception hours for consular services
    From Monday to Friday, 09:30-12:30. 
    Holidays in which the embassy won´t be open: January 1st, January 6th, Pesach, Uruguayan Carnival, Thursday and Friday of the Holy Week, Israel Independence Day, April 19th*, May18th*, Shavuot, June 19th, July 18th, August 25th, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Succoth, Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret, October 12th*, November 2nd, December 25th.

    * Can be moved depending the year
    ** The jewish holidays can change depending on the year. See here a list of this year jewish holidays.
     
    Jurisdiction
    The entire territory of the República Oriental del Uruguay.
     
    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.

    Mailing material to the mission
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    PROCEDURES AND APPLICATIONS ONLY IN PERSON. Documents will be received only if it was previously arranged. 
    Consulting and advice at: consular@montevideo.mfa.gov.il
     
    g. Translators
     
    • If it is necessary to translate some documents, click this link to see the list of translators.

    Please note that this list is not a recommendation for any of the translators.

     
    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.
     
    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
    To obtain a more detailed list, click here for the website of the local Bar Association.
     
     Attorneys at law – Estudio Bergstein
    Website: www.bergsteinlaw.com
     Jorge Barrera & Asoc.
    Website: www.estudiobarrera.com.uy 
     Estudio Creimer
    Website: www.estudiocreimer.com
     Lachowitz abogados
    Website: www.lachowitzabogados.com.uy  

    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
    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 (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 this link.
    Uruguay is not a signatory country to the Hague Convention.
    The competent authority to verify public documents and certificates would be the Consular Affairs and Linkage department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Address: Colonia 1206
    Tel.: (00598) 29086206
    Attention hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00-14:30.   
    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.
     
    Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens
    • Email can be sent to the following address: consular@montevideo.mfa.gov.il
    • For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click on this link.
     
    The main laws of the State of Israel on which consular work abroad is based
    • The Law of Return, 1950, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Entry into Israel Law, 1952, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Law of Citizenship, 1952, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Passports Law, 1952, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Names Law, 1956, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Population Registration Law, 1965, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Notaries Law, 1976, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Defense Service Law (Consolidated Version), 1986, and the authority to implement it abroad, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Crime Register and Rehabilitation of Offenders Law, 1981, with all the amendments thereto over the years.
     
    Details of the Jewish Agency aliya emissary
    Below are details on the Jewish Agency emissary in Uruguay:
    Address: 21 de Setiembre 2490 
    Tel: (00598) 27118910
    Website: www.jewishagency.org
    E-mail: deborah@jafi.org
     
     
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