Passports and Travel Documents

Passports and Travel Documents

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    An Israeli passport issued to an adult is valid for 10 years, and a passport issued to a minor is valid for 5 years. If 10 years have elapsed since the passport was issued, you will need to contact the embassy in order to obtain a new passport. If less than 10 years has elapsed since the passport was issued, it can be extended for the remaining years. The same rules apply to minors only it is based on a 5 year period. Please note that Israeli citizens are required by law to enter and exit Israel with an Israeli travel document.​

    Website Symbol Blue.pngRenewal Procedure - click here

    Website Symbol Green.pngExtending Procedure - click here

    Website Symbol Red.pngLost, Theft or Destruction - click here

    Provisional Passport / Travel Document in Lieu of Passport - click here

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    Passport/Travel Document Renewal Procedure

    1. Provide the following documentation:
    a) "New Passport Application” – click here to download
    b) “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download

          c)Your old passport.

          d)Two updated passport photos. (5x5cm - color). NB: Please indicate your name and Israeli ID number on the back of each photo.

     

     2. Pay toll charges:
    a) $99 NZ for an adult passport
          b) $49 NZ for ​Provisional Passport (Tambadal).
    c) $49 NZ for a minor passport.
    d)The fee can be deposited via direct or online banking to:
      Account Name: Embassy of Israel
      Bank: ANZ
      Account No: 01-0505-0439510-00
      In the “Particulars” field: please write your full name.
      In the “References” field: please write the word “Consular”.
    NB: If using online banking, please include receipt number and payment details with your application.
     
    3. Provide the consular with the correct documentation by way of a) by post or alternatively b) in person.
          a) By Post:
          Postal Address:
    Consular Section
    Embassy of Israel
    PO Box: 25485
    Wellington 6146
    NB. Please include your contact information (postal address, email address, and phone number) so that our consular section can contact you. 
    NB. You will need to mail us by track and trace mail ONLY & include additional courier bag referred to section 4.
         
    b) In Person:
        i) You must visit during our Consular Services hours: 
         Monday to Friday – From 09:30am to 12:30pm
        ii)You must make an appointment with the consular section by:
    Tel : 04- 4399514 b. E-mail: consular@wellington.mfa.gov.il
    iii) Follow security procedure:
        -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 embassy, including
    handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.
        -Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the embassy.
        -Do not bring food and/or beverage bottles or containers.
        -The embassy security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room. 
        -The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.
     
    4. Provide courier bag for passport return
          If you have applied for your passport by post OR if you cannot return to the Embassy in person to collect your passport you must include an additional courier bag with the rest of your documentation (so that the consular can return your passport to you via mail). The additional courier bag can either be sent with the rest of your documentation by post or brought to the embassy in person.
    The courier bag must fit the following requirements:
    a) It must be an unsealed prepaid New Zealand post courier bag, complete with track and trace.
    b) The courier bag must have your name and postal address filled out on the front (ready for the consular to return it to you).
    c)If you live at a rural address please insure you purchase a rural delivery prepaid ticket.
    NB. You are responsible for the address to be clearly printed on the bag. The Embassy will not take any responsibility for incorrectly addressed or ineligible printing on the bag. Be sure to take note of the tracking number. Delays in the sending of your documents may occur if any of the above is incorrect.
          You can not send cash or cheque by mail - You must pay by direct bank deposit.

    In case of minor (Under 18):

    1.  Minors are not able to apply for a passport by mail, they must visit the Embassy in person - see section 3(b).

    2. One of the parents must accompany the child to the Embassy, provide all the aforementioned documents, and cash fee. A passport will be issued at the Consular Section.

    3.In a case where the parents no longer live together, you will be required to contact the Consular Section for additional information.

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    Website Symbol Green.pngPassport/Travel Document Extending Procedure
    1. Provide the following Documentation:
    a)“Application to Extend” – click here to download
    b)“Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
    c) Your passport.
     

    2. Provide the consular with the correct documentation by way of a) by post or alternativley b) in person.

    a) By Post:
           Postal Address:
           Consular Section
           Embassy of Israel
           PO Box: 25485
           Wellington 6146
    NB. Please include your contact information (postal address, email address, and phone number) so that our consular section can contact you. 
    NB. You will need to mail us by track and trace mail ONLY & include additional courier bag referred to in section 4.
     

    b) In Person:
    i) You must visit during our Consular Services hours:
    Monday to Friday – From 09:30am to 12:30pm
    ii)You must make an appointment with the consular section by:
    Tel : 04- 4399514 b. E-mail: consular@wellington.mfa.gov.il
    iii) Follow security procedure:
    -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 embassy, including
    handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.
    -Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the embassy.
    -Do not bring food and/or beverage bottles or containers.
    -The embassy security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room.
    -The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.

     

    4. Provide courier bag for passport return

     

    If you have applied for your passport extension by post OR if you cannot return to the Embassy in person to collect your passport you must include an additional courier bag with the rest of your documentation (so that the consular can return your passport to you via mail). The additional courier bag can either be sent with the rest of your documentation by post or brought to the embassy in person.
    The courier bag must fit the following requirements:
    a) It must be an unsealed prepaid New Zealand post courier bag, complete with track and trace.
    b) The courier bag must have your name and postal address filled out on the front (ready for the consular to return it to you).
    c)If you live at a rural address please insure you purchase a rural delivery prepaid ticket.
    NB. You are responsible for the address to be clearly printed on the bag. The Embassy will not take any responsibility for incorrectly addressed or ineligible printing on the bag. Be sure to take note of the tracking number. Delays in the sending of your documents may occur if any of the above is incorrect.
    You can not send cash or cheque by mail - You must pay by direct bank deposit.
     

    In case of minor (Under 18):

    1. Minors are not able to apply for a passport extension by mail, they must visit the Embassy in person - see section 3(b).

    2. One of the parents must accompany the child to the Embassy, provide all the aforementioned documents, and cash fee. A passport will be issued at the Consular Section.

    3.In a case where the parents no longer live together, you will be required to contact the Consular Section for additional information.

     

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    Website Symbol Red.pngRenewing Passport or travel document in the event of loss, theft or destruction 

    In the event of the loss, theft, or destruction of a travel document, you must visit the embassy in order to obtain a replacement.
     
    1. Provide the following Documentation:
           a) Two updated passport photos. (5x5cm - color). Please indicate your name and Israeli ID number on the back of each photo.
           b) A picture ID (identity card or Israeli driver's license).
           c) A completed declaration form about the loss / theft / destruction of a passport or laissez passer (click here to download the form Declaration of the Loss / Theft / Destruction of a Passport or Laissez Passer).
           d) An application for a new passport, filled out and signed (click here to download the Application for a New Passport).
           e)“Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
    2. Pay toll charges:
    The Israeli passport is the property of the State.
          The loss/theft/destruction of the passport requires the payment of a higher fee.
           Please contact the consular for further information: Tel 04 4399514
    3. Visit the Consular in person:
    a) You must visit during our Consular Services hours:
    Monday to Friday – From 09:30am to 12:30pm
    b)You must make an appointment with the consular section by:
    Tel : 04- 4399514 b. E-mail: consular@wellington.mfa.gov.il .
    c) Follow security procedure:
    -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 embassy, including
    handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.
    -Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the embassy.
    -Do not bring food and/or beverage bottles or containers.
    -The embassy security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room.
    -The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.
     
    4. Provide courier bag for passport return
     
    If you cannot return to the Embassy in person to collect your passport you must include an additional courier bag with the rest of your documentation (so that the consular can return your passport to you via mail). The additional courier bag can either be sent with the rest of your documentation by post or brought to the embassy in person.
    The courier bag must fit the following requirements:
    a) It must be an unsealed prepaid New Zealand post courier bag, complete with track and trace.
    b) The courier bag must have your name and postal address filled out on the front (ready for the consular to return it to you).
    c)If you live at a rural address please insure you purchase a rural delivery prepaid ticket.
    NB. You are responsible for the address to be clearly printed on the bag. The Embassy will not take any responsibility for incorrectly addressed or ineligible printing on the bag. Be sure to take note of the tracking number. Delays in the sending of your documents may occur if any of the above is incorrect.
    You can not send cash or cheque by mail - You must pay by direct bank deposit.


    Provisional Passport / Travel document in lieu of passport
    A Provisional Passport / travel document in lieu of passport (Teudat Ma'avar bimkom Darkon Leumi) is a document that issued in place of a passport for those Israeli citizens in exceptional circumstances. They are normally valid for two years, the maximum extension is 5 years.
    These circumstances include:
    a) Israeli citizens who have stayed more than 10 years abroad - once you visit Israel you will be entitled to passport.
    b) In the first year after migration or have not settled in Israel.
    c) Israeli citizens who have lost or destroyed more than two passports.
    d) Israeli citizens who are naturalized, have received a passport but do not show an intention of settling in Israel.
     
    If you have one of these exceptional circumstances and require a travel document in lieu of passport please contact our consular assistant on: 04-4399514
     
     
     
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