Embassy of Israel to the United States | Consular Services | Visa to Israel

Consular Services



    Please note that the consular section will be closed this upcoming Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27  due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Please plan accordingly, happy holiday.​

    The Consular Department offers a wide range of services to both Israeli citizens and non-Israeli citizens in the state of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.​

    Please be advised: 

    - Personal checks will not be accepted.

    - Service requests sent via postal mail must include an additional $15 - return UPS fee.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Embassy of Israel

    3514 International Drive, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20008
    (202) 364-5527

    Jurisdiction: Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

    Public Reception Hours ​Telephone Reception Hours
    ​Monday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM ​
    ​Tuesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM ​2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    ​Wednesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM ​2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    ​Thursday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM ​2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    ​Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Visa to Israel
    Applications for all types of visas to Israel must be made in person. For more information​ go to Visa to Israel.

    Contact info
    Phone: (202) 364-​5527
    Email: consular@washington.mfa.gov.il
    Recommended means of contact is via email.

    Israeli Citizens
    For more information and instructions regarding consular services for Israelis click here.

    Notary Services​
    Notary services are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Please call 202-364-5527 or email consular@washington.mfa.gov.il​ to schedule an appointment. ​

    Meeting With IDF Representative
    ​Between November 9-18, a representative of the IDF will be in New York and Miami, and will be available for scheduled personal appointments concerning recruiting to the IDF, military service, deferral from military service etc.
    --Appointments in New York will be scheduled on November 9, 10 and 12.
    --Appointments in Miami will be scheduled on November 16-18.

    You may forward you meeting request via email - consular@washington.mfa.gov.il

    Please explain shortly what is the subject of the meeting, the preferred time and day and add your contact information.


  • Security Instructions for Consular Services at the Embassy

    • ​Bring a photo ID.
    • All visitors will undergo a security check before entering.
    • Do not bring large handbags, suitcases, food or beverages. Personal objects including handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices will not be allowed into the Embassy.
    • The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.​
  • Operation on Holidays and Observances


    Day​                ​Date         Hours​
    Columbus Day Monday October 12 Closed
    Veterans' Day ​Wednesday November 11  Closed
    Thanksgiving Day    ​ Thursday November 26  Closed
    Christmas Day Friday December 25   Clo​sed