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    Devorah Debby Amar, Advisor in Charge of Administrative and Consular Affairs.
    The Department of Consular Service is responsible for issuing visas, the processing of legal documents and legalization of official documents to citizens and residents of the State of Israel, who are outside the country, as well as the Israeli tourism in Panama .
    All procedures performed in the Consulate, was made ​​according to the laws governing the State of Israel and require the applicant, contact the Consular Department, located at the Embassy. Remember to submit the required documentation, according to the service you need.
    Payments must be processed in U.S. dollars (cash only)


    A.   Address, Phone Number and E-mail of the mission
    Torre Banco General, floor 17, Marbella
    Phone: (507) 208-4700/1
    Fax: (507) 208-4755
    B.   Holidays
    08/02/2016    09/02/2016   10/02/2016
    24/03/2016   25/03/2016
    2/5/2016   12/05/2016
    03/10/2016     4/10/2016         12/10/2016
    17/10/2016     18/10/2016        24/10/2016
    3/11/2016       4/11/2016          10/11/2016
    8/12/2016    26/12/2016
    C.   Telephone reception hours for consular services
     Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m.  a 12:00 p.m.
    D.   Jurisdiction
    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: temporarily there is no way to send documents by 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.
    G.   List of qualified translators who work with the mission
    Esperanza  Melman 
    Natalie Gherscfeld 
    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
    To obtain a more detailed list, click here for the website of the local Bar  The mission is not permitted or authorized to recommend any particular attorney.
    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 posibilities for verifying a public document:
    Verification by means of apostille
     In 1978, Israel signed and ratified the Hauge 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 as 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 verifications 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:
    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 of Justice), the Israeli consular representative verifies the signature of the competent authority.
    Panama ratified the Convention on the Hague Apostille, through Law 6 of June 25, 1990.
    J.    Contacts and inquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens
     - Email can be sent to the following address:
     - 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 there to over the years.
     - The Entry into Israel Law, 5712 - 1952 - wirth all the amendments there to over the years.
     - The Law of Citizenship, 5712 - 1952 - with all the amendments there to over the years.
     - The Passports Law, 5712 - 1952 - with all the amendments there to over the years.
     - The Names Law, 5716 - 1956 - with all amendments there to over the years.
     - The Population Registration Law, 5725 - 1965 - with all the amendments there to over the years.
     - The Notaries Law. 5736 - 1976 - with all the amendments there to over the years.
     - The Defense Service Law (Consolidated Version), 5747 - 1986 and the authority to implement it abroad - with all the amendments there to over the years.
     - The Crime Register and Rehabilitation of Offenders Law, 5741 - 1981 - with all the amendments there to over the years.
    Some of these laws are available on the website of the Ministry of Interior. Click the search box to "laws"
    For issues relating to the Security Service Act (mixed version) click on:


    For issues relating to the Criminal Records Act and the  Rehabilitation Offenders of 1981


    Representative of the Jewish Agency for immigration to Israel.  For information on major Jewish Agency offices abroad click:


     Special Information:
     The Panama tourism visa is valid for 3 months.
     • The International driving license issued in Israel is valid for only 3 months.
     • Requests for any type of visa of Israel must appear in person at the consulate.
     • The Consular Department can only issue documents of the police or interior ministry that are part of the Consular Services. The Consular Department has no jurisdiction to any other special certificate.
     • Many citizens demand certificates as tasting consular identity card, driving license, etc.. In this regard, note that these documents may be issued only in Israel.