Payment for consular services is in SA Rand only.
Please note that payment must be made in cash or in advance via EFT.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
ACC NAME: EMBASSY OF ISRAEL
BRANCH: PRETORIA 251345
ACC NO: 51426306598
Consular Jurisdiction: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe.
Diplomatic Jurisdiction: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mauritius
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
Material that is mailed to the Consular Department at the mission must be only sent to and collected from the following address:
Private Bag X 50, Menlo Park 0102
The sender is responsible for material mailed to the mission.
When receiving documents from the consular department you may:
a) Collect them from the above address
b) Use a courier service to collect them. It is important to note that the client must arrange the delivery with the courier company directly.
c) Request that the embassy sends the document via the post. Please keep in mind that cost of postage is based on the mailing cost plus insurance.
List of qualified translators who work with the mission
It is very important that you understand the language of the written documents that you wish to be signed. It has to be a language that you can read, write and fully understand.
If you cannot read or understand the language on the documents you wish to be signed, please make use of our qualified translators at the link below.
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.
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
The Consulate can not authorize, or recommend any attorney. Click here
to 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, and solely here to help you.
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 here
In South Africa, one must turn to the High Court in order to obtain the Apostille. One can also go to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pretoria, but only if the document is unabridged. Official documents presented in the Consular Department will not be accepted without an Apostille stamp.
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:
· For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click here
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.
Details of the Jewish Agency aliya emissary
Below are details on the Jewish Agency emissary in your area:
Johannesburg: 011-6452530 Cape Town: 021-4646718