Visa Information

Visa Information

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    ​שירות קונסולרי
    Consular Services 
     
    a. Addresses of the Mission
        
    Consulate General of   Israel
    1301, A Wing
    Marathon Futurex
    N M Joshi Marg
    Lower Parel
    Mumbai 400013
     
    b. Reception hours at IVS Mumbai
    Submission of Visa Applicants / Representatives
    09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00 hrs Mon-Fri
     
    Passport submission for Travel Agents
    0900 - 1200 Mon-Fri
     
    Passport Collection for Applicant applying in Mumbai:
    15.00 to 16.00 hrs Mon-Fri
     
    For enquiry please call 022- 66154168 or
     
     
    Click here for the Holiday List 2014
     
    c. Telephone reception hours for consular services:
    Telephone numbers: 022-61600500  ext. 510, 513, 514   between 15.00   to 17.00 .
    d. Jurisdiction
    Maharashtra,  Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

    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
    Material that is mailed to the Consular Department at the mission must be only sent to and collected from the following address:
    Consulate General  of   Israel
    1301, A Wing
    Marathon Futurex
    N M Joshi Marg
    Lower Parel
    Mumbai 400013​

    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
    If there is a need for document translation services from the local language into Hebrew or vice versa click here to obtain a list of translators.
                
    There is no translation services  from local languages to Hebrew or vice versa.
    However, there are translation  services from different local languages into  English  and vice versa. 8 to 10 translators  are available  for  the translation services in the  High Court, and they can also issue a certified copy  with stamp  stating  the document translated is official and authentic. The address is mentioned below :
    Chief  Translators office.
    High Court , Annex Building, 1st & 2nd Floor,
    High Court, Mumbai.
    Near Bar Council of  Maharashtra.
                       
    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.
     
    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 download a list of attorneys).
    To obtain a more detailed list, click here for the website of the local Bar Association. http://www.barcouncilofindia.org
     
     
    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
     
    Apostille is done only in New Delhi address as below :
    Ministry of External Affairs (CPV Division)
    Patiala House, Tilak Marg (Nr. India Gate)
    New Delhi- 110 001
    Tel-+91-11--23387931
    Website: http://meaindia.nic.in/apostille.htm or http://mea.gov.in/apostille.htm

    There are local agents in the capital cities of every state, who assist in getting the apostile done from New Delhi.
     
    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
     
    For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click on the following link: http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfaheb/feedbackform.htm
     
    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
    Below are details on the Jewish Agency emissary in your area:

    Jewish Agency
    17/19, Heera building, Kabutar Khanna,
    1st Floor, Room No.8
    Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, 
    Mint Road, Opp.G.P.O.
    Mumbai – 400 001

    Contact person – Mr. Daniel Samuel

    Telephone no. 022-22692553/022-22692551
    Cell no. 9820683270

    m. Local characteristics
    The Consulate General  of  Israel, Mumbai  has launched a new  facility to meet the ever increasing demand for the Visas  to Israel in  India and to provide better services  and assistance for visa applicants. The Consulate  has opened visa applications  centre at the address  mentioned below :


    IVS   Israel Visa Application Centre
    The Israel Visa Application Centre.
    49 First Floor, The Arcade, 
    World Trade Centre, 
    Cuffe Parade,
    Mumbai 400005. ​

     
    Timing  
     Submission of Visa Applicants / Representatives
    09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00 hrs Mon-Fri
     
    Passport submission for Travel Agents
    0900 - 1200 Mon-Fri
     
    Passport Collection for Applicant applying in Mumbai:
    16.00 to 17.00 hrs Mon-Fri
     
    For enquiry please call 022- 66154168 or

    Email at infoisrael.westin@israelvisa-india.com

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    As a part of  the procedure applicants can check their  visa status on the website: http://www.israelvisa-india.com or can follow up on the helpline number 022-66154168 of IVS  for any clarification or questions. 
     
    IVS  also has the facilities to deliver the passport to the applicant/agent. The passport can be handed over to the applicant/ agent directly in sealed envelope or can be delivered  by courier to applicant’s residence (in additional fees).
     
    Please note that for employment  visa (B1 visa) the applicants  should  submit  their    applications  to IVS,  but the interviews will be conducted  by the  Consulate staff of the Visa Section at the Consulate.
     
    (2)  In case applicant request visa on separate sheet, applicants  have an option to get a separate  passport (apart from the regular passport) issued by the Passport  office,  which will mention    “This Passport is  valid  for  travel  to Israel  only” . On  the regular passport,  the  Passport office will mention  “This passport  is valid to travel to all countries  except Israel.”

    (3)  For Israeli citizen : Any information on Indian Visa is available in the Ministry of Home Affairs website : http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/FAQ-TVisa311209.pdf
    Also  Israeli citizen can get information regarding their lost passport or any visa   queries on  the following  websites :