General information

General Information

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    a. Mission address:
    Strandvägen 58, Stockholm
      
    b. Reception hours for Consular services:
    Reception days: Monday-Friday
    Reception Hours: 09:30-12:30
    (It is recommended to preschedule visits to the  Consular Section in advance)
     
    Jewish and Swedish Holidays 2014.pdfJewish and Swedish Holidays 2014.pdf when the Embassy will be closed or partly closed.
     
     
    c. Telephone reception hours for consular services:
    Telephone number of Consular Department: 0046-(0)8-52806540
    Operator: 0046-(0)8-52806500
    Telephone reception hours: Monday - Thursday 09:00-14:00
     
    Emergency number (ONLY for emergencies): 0046-(0)8-528 066 21
     
    d. Jurisdiction:
    The Israel Embassy in Stockholm is responsible for Sweden only.
     
    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:
     
    Postal Address:
    Israels Ambassed
    Consular Section
    Box 14006
    104 40 Stockholm
    Sweden
     
    Delivery can be done by Post (Passports or Original documents by registered mail only).
    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
    From English to Swedish and vice versa
     
     
    There are no “official” qualified translators from Swedish to Hebrew.
     
    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
     
    To obtain a more detailed list for the website of the local Bar Association, click on the following link:
     
    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 - 1861 (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:
     
    Sweden signed and ratified the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents - 1961.
     
     
    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 
     
    E-mail can be sent to the following address: info@stockholm.mfa.gov.il
     
    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 Passport 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:
     
    Full Aliyah counseling & processing: GLOBAL CENTER OF THE JEWISH AGENCY
    Toll free number from Sweden: 00-800-5394-7424
     
     
    m. Local characteristics
    It is recommended to preschedule visits to the Consular Section in advance.
    Payment for Consular Service is done by cash or Bank-Giro 360-1630. When paying by Bank-Giro FULL NAME and PASSPORT NUMBER is a must. 
    For Swedish Instructions: www.israelsambassad.se - Konsulära tjänster
     
    Table of fees for Consular Services in SEK - Konsulära tjänster - avgifter svenska 2014.pdf
     
    For contacts with the Consular section by fax or E-mail
    Fax: 08-528 06 555