Consular services
  • Consular Services

Consular services


    Consular Services (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website​)
    List of Forms and Documents for Download
    Registration form for Israelis residing abroad​

    A. Addresses of the missions
    4 Gripari str.
    1090 Nicosia
    P.O. Box 25159
    1307 Nicosia

    B. Reception hours for consular services
    Opening hours:
    Monday - Friday
    9:00 - 12:00
    Tel: 22369519
    Fax : 22369555

    C. Telephone reception hours for consular services
    Telephone number of the Consular Department: +375 22369519
    Telephone reception hours for consular services: 09:00- 12:00

    D. Jurisdiction

    The Republic of Cyprus.
    Only in emergencies, for the occupied areas of northern Cyprus, contact the Embassy of Israel in Turkey.

    E. Security instructions for people who wish to obtain consular services at the mission offices
    1. Please bring an identity document with a photo.
    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. It is not allowed to bring large handbags or suitcases to the mission.
    5. It is not allowed to 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:
    Embassy of Israel in Cyprus
    P.O.BOX 25159
    1307 Nicosia Cyprus​
    Consular mail is being received as any regular mail. 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. A confirmation from the consular department is required before sending the mail to the embassy.
    G. List of unofficial and uncertified translators
    If there is a need for document translation services from the English into Hebrew or vice versa here is a list of unofficial and uncertified 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.​
    Ms Adi Bossem
    Tel: 96409643

    Ms Shelley McNally Hadjinicola
    Tel: 99464282​

    Mr Angelo Raphael

    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.

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    To obtain a more detailed list, click here for the website of the local Bar Association. 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 facilitate the procedure 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 here

    lle stamp is given at the Cyprus Ministry of Justice :​
    125, Athalassas Avenue
    Nicosia, CYPRUS
    Tel 22 805955 /22 805964
    Opening hours: 08:00-14:30
    Fee: 5 Euro each ​

    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
    Email ans feedback can be sent to the following address:

    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
    For details on the Jewish Agency emissary around the world, please click here.

    M. Local Visa Information
    Holders of Cypriot passport do not require a visa to Israel.
    Please make sure:
    1. You travel with a valid passport (validity must be for at least 6 months from the date of entry). You cannot travel with your EU card.
    2. You have a return ticket.
    3. It is recommended to make a travel insurance.

    For other passport holders, please check here ​to see if you need a visa to Israel.

    N. General visa requirements
    - passport/travel document (valid for minimum 6 months from the date of intended visit)
    - 1 photo 5 x 5 (passport size)
    - 1 application form
    - reserved round-trip flight ticket
    - hotel reservation (in case you stay at the hotel)
    - work reference (mentioning your position, salary, seniority, vacation granted from
    - invitation from a business partner (in case purpose of trip is business)
    - relative’s / friend’s I.D. number and address in Israel
    - original documents confirming the rights to owe property (apartment, house, etc.)
    - pension-book for person on retirement
    - original document confirming kinship (birth, marriage certificate, etc.) if purpose of trip is visiting relatives
    - extract from bank account for the period of 3 latest months
    - guarantees from Israeli hosts about accommodation in Israel and timely departure (sent to the Embassy's fax +371 67635555)
    - for under-aged applicants (until 18 years old) – original birth certificate and a written permission from both parents, signed personally at the Embassy
    - consular fee:18 Euro per application