The Consular Department at the Israeli Embassy in South Africa has jurisdiction over the South Africa:
South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe.
Diplomatic Jurisdiction: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mauritius
Whether you are planning to visit Israel and require visa information
, or you are an Israeli citizen
residing in the South Africa , the Consular department is available to assist with your enquiries.
For general information such as our contact information and office hours please see the right hand column which features on each Consular page. There you will find all information on visiting the Consulate and the various forms, documents and payment prices and methods for our services.
Basic Visa Requirements
Visa Application form
Flight Ticket/ Itinerary
Plan of Trip
3 Months Bank Statement
Two colour photos
Visa fee of R360 to be paid to Embassy account
Medical Aid Insurance
Invitation Letter/ Student Letter
Postage fee of R40 if sent by mail.
NB PLEASE NOTE THAT IT MIGHT TAKE +- 2 WEEKS FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED
Security instructions for people visiting the Consulate offices
- Please bring photo ID.
- Every visitor and his belongings will be required to undergo a security check.
- For security purposes, no personal objects will be allowed into the mission, including
handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.
- Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the mission.
- Do not bring food and/or beverage bottles or containers.
- 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.
Sending material to the Consulate
Material that is posted to the Consulate must be only sent to and collected from the following address:
Consulate of Israel
428 King's Highway, Lynnwood, Pretoria
All material should be sent in a next day special delivery envelope. You should also enclose a self addressed next day special delivery envelope for returning the material to you.
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 consulate in person
. For more detailed information, see the section for Information for Israeli citizens.
Methods of payment for Consular Services
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
ACC NAME: EMBASSY OF ISRAEL
BRANCH: PRETORIA 251345
ACC NO: 51426306598
Contacts and enquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens
Emails can be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click here.
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 Legalisation 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 recognise 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 here
The legalisation of British documents is done by:
The Legalisation Office
PO Box 6255
Tel: 03700002244 (Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00)
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.
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.
The main laws of the State of Israel on which consular work abroad is based:
- 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
- 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 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.