Population Registry

Population Registry

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    Israeli embassies abroad provide Israeli citizens and/or Israeli residents staying overseas with certain services required by the provisions of the Population Registration Law.
    You can apply to our consular to have your information updated or to receive documentation regarding your existing status held by the ministry (including birth certificates, death certificates, citizenship, or a record of entries and exits from Israel). By law, Israeli citizens must report any change in their marital status or the birth of a new child within 30 days of the event.
    Following the submission of an application, certificates will be processed by Israel (this takes between four and eight weeks). Inquiries regarding the progress of your application to our consular section should only be made four weeks after applying
     For more information in MFA website please go to here: In English, In Hebrew
    Applications to receive a registration extract / birth certificate / death certificate / record of entries and exits from Israel Website Symbol Blue.pngApplication to obtain an existing birth certificate / death certificate / record of entries & exits from Israel
    This is section outlines the application process to receive one of the following certificate only:
    • A Registration extract - 2 types:
         1) Standard - incluse the following: Israeli ID number, last name, first name, parents' names, date of birth, place of birth,
                               date of Aliya, citizenship, marital status, address.
          2) Extended - incluse the following: all the Standard details and Previous Names, children, spouses and parents detalis,
                                previous addresses, the date of marriage / divorce / widowhood, religion and nationality
        Please specify what you need
    ​• An existing Birth Certificate (Hebrew or English)
    • An existing Death Certificate
    • A current record of entries and exits from Israel.
    After submission of the application, the certificates will be processed (this takes between four and six weeks).
     
    NB. This application is only for those who wish to apply for a pre-existing certificate. For example, if you need proof of your birth certificate, marriage certificate or a family members death certificate. This application is NOT for those seeking to declare a change in status such as the birth of a child, a marriage, divorce etc.
     
    To Apply
    1. Provide the following documentation:
      • “Application for documentation from the Population Registry” - click here to download.
      • “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
    The service is free of charge unless an apostille is required.
    NB: To apply for English Birth Certificate, you need to fill up the form in English ONLY.
     
    2. Pay for apostille (If required): 
      a) $13(NZD)
      b) $5.5NZ for courier bag+Track Trace (insted of sending courier bag)
      c) For rural delivery: $8.7NZ for courier bag+Track Trace +  rural delivery (insted of sending courier bag). 
      e) 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) deliver in person.
          a) By Post:
          Postal Address:
    Consular Section
    Embassy of Israel
    PO Box: 25485
    Wellington 6146
          NB. You will need to mail us by track and trace mail ONLY & include additional courier bag referred to next section.
          NB. Please include your contact information (postal address, email address and phone number) so that the consular can contact you.

    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 mission’s security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room. 
        -The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.
    When arriving at the Embassy building, please press the button on the right of the elevator bank in order to declare your arrival to security.
     
    4. Provide courier bag for certificates return
    If you have applied for your certificates by post OR if you cannot return to the Embassy in person to collect your certificates you must include an additional courier bag with the rest of your documentation (so that the consular can return your certificate 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.

     Certificate Attesting to Israeli Citizenship or Non-Citizenship

    Website Symbol Green.pngCertificate Attesting to Israeli Citizenship or Non-Citizenship

    Under Section 15 of the Citizenship Law, 5712 -1952 (Consolidated Version), an Israeli citizen is entitled to receive a certificate from the Minister of the Interior attesting to his Israeli citizenship. The certificate can be obtained in Hebrew and English, as well as the date on which citizenship was conferred. Those interested in the latter must make a special note of this. Sometimes local authorities will require certification of Israel citizenship and in these cases a valid Israeli passport alone will not suffice. The certificate is usually takes within eight to twelve weeks to arrive.
    To Apply

    1. Provide the following documentation:

      • An application for a Certificate Attesting to Israeli Citizenship must be filled out  (click here to download the application for a Certificate Attesting to Israeli Citizenship).
      • “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
      • A photocopy of the identity card and of the passport of the applicant.

    After submission of the application, the certificates will be processed (this takes between four and six weeks).​
    Important: All fields must be filled out on the form. A line must be drawn through fields that are not relevant in order to show that they are not relevant and that is why they were not filled in.
     
    2. Pay toll charges: 
      a) $34NZ 
      b) $13NZ - For Apostil if required
      c) $5.5NZ for courier bag+Track Trace (insted of sending courier bag)
      d) For rural delivery: $8.7NZ for courier bag+Track Trace + rural delivery (insted of sending courier bag). 
      e) 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 alternativley b) in person.
          a) By Post:
          Postal Address:
    Consular Section
    Embassy of Israel
    PO Box: 25485
    Wellington 6146
          NB. You will need to mail us by track and trace mail ONLY & include additional courier bag referred to next section.
          NB. Please include your contact information (postal address, email address and phone number) so that the consular can contact you.

    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 mission’s embassy security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room. 
        -The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.
     
    When arriving at the Embassy building, please press the button on the right of the elevator bank in order to declare your arrival to security.
     
    4. Provide courier bag for certificates return
          If you have applied for your certificates by post OR if you cannot return to the Embassy in person to collect your certificates you must include an additional courier bag with the rest of your documentation (so that the consular can return your certificate 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.
    Notification of Change in Marital Status 
    Website Symbol Red.pngNotification of Change in Marital Status
     Any change in Marital Status requires that you visit the consular in person and provide the correct documentation:
    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: 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.
    When arriving at the Embassy building, please press the button on the right of the elevator bank in order to declare your arrival to security.
     
    An Israeli citizen who was married abroad must visit the Embassy in person.
    Note: If both partners are Israeli citizens both must visit the Embassy. However, if only one partner is Israeli then only that partner     
       must visit the Embassy.
    Fill out and bring (unsigned) the following forms:
    1. Notification form to notify the Population Registry of his new marital status on the change in status (click here to download the form Notification of Change in Marital Status)
    2. “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
    3. Verified original marriage certificate with an apostille stamp - for more information how to obtain an apostille in New-Zealand - click here
          4. If the spouse is not Israeli, a photocopy of the photo page of the spouse’s passport must be attached.
     
    The service is provided free of charge.
     
    Notification of divorce:
    An Israeli citizen who was divorced abroad must visit the Embassy in person.
    Note: If both partners are Israeli citizens both must visit the Embassy. However, if only one partner is Israeli then only that   partner  
       must visit the Embassy.
    Fill out and bring (unsigned) the following forms:
    1. Notification form to notify the Population Registry of his new marital status on the change in status (click here to download the form Notification of Change in Marital Status)
    2. “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
    3. Verified original divorce certificate with an apostille stamp - for more information how to obtain an apostille in New-Zealand - click here
              a. Divorce certificate or court order regarding the divorce.
              b. If the divorce was done through Rabinical court out of Israel- The court order must be verified through the Israeli   
            Rabinical court.
    4. If the spouse is not Israeli, a photocopy of the photo page of the spouse’s passport must be attached.
     
    The service is provided free of charge.
     
    An Israeli citizen who was married or divorce, and wishes to choose a new last name must visit the Embassy in person, where he/she will fill out the notification of selection of name (click here to download the form Notification of Selection of Name), along with the verified and original marriage or divorce certificate.
     
    Each partner can inform carry a family name from his marriage or dovorce under these alternatives:
        1. To carry his name and return to carry any name and had been without restriction in terms of repeat selections name.
        2. Select the current name of his / her spouse.
        3. Add the family name his / her spouse for the current family.
        4. Choose a common choice of a new name after marriage.
        5. Add a new name current names of both spouses.
     
    The service is provided free of charge.
     
    An immediate family member of an Israeli citizen who died must Provide the consular with the correct documentation by way of a) by post or alternativley b) in person
          1. NOTIFICATION ABOUT THE DEATH OF AN ISRAELI CITIZEN/RESIDENT ABROAD(Notification_about_death_abroad_heb-eng.pdfClick here to download ther form)
    2. “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
    3. Verified original death certificate with an apostille stamp - for more information how to obtain an apostille in New-Zealand - click here
    The service is provided free of charge.
     
         a) Send By Post:
    Postal Address:
    Consular Section
    Embassy of Israel
    PO Box: 25485
    Wellington 6146
    NB. You will need to mail us by track and trace mail ONLY & include additional courier bag referred to next section.
    NB. Please include your contact information (postal address, email address and phone number) so that the consular can contact you.
    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 mission’s embassy security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room.
    -The instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.
    When arriving at the Embassy building, please press the button on the right of the elevator bank in order to declare your arrival to security.
    Divider Purple.png 
    Symbol Purple.png Registering a child who was born abroad to Israeli citizens
    In order to register a child who was born abroad to Israeli citizens, one of the Israeli parents and the child must appear in person before the diplomatic / consular representative at the embassy and implement the registration process.
    NB: In the event that the mother is not an Israeli citizen, and the parents of the child are not married or the child was born less than 10 months after their marriage, the Israeli father must contact the embassy for further instruction before appearing to register the child.
     
    Provide the consular with the correct documentation 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
    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.
    When arriving at the Embassy building, please press the button on the right of the elevator bank in order to declare your arrival to security.
     
    In order to register, please bring in the following:
    1. Fill out and signing the form "Notification of the Birth of an Israeli Citizen Abroad" (click here to download the form Notification of the Birth of an Israeli Citizen Abroad)
    2. The original birth certificate, verified with an apostille stamp - for more information how to obtain an apostille in New-Zealand - click here
    3. Birth approval from the hospital.
    4. Photocopies of the parents' passports.
    5. “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
    6. If the parents are married and there is no record to that effect in the Population Registry of the State of Israel, their verified marriage certificate must be presented (click here to download the form Notification of Change in Marital Status).
     
    In order to have a passport issued to a minor who was just registered bring the following:
    In order to issue a passport for a minor, one of the Israeli parents must appear in person with the child before the diplomatic / consular representative at the embassy.
    The process of issuing a passport for a minor is as follows:
      1. Fill out an application for a passport (click here to download the Application for a New Passport)
      2. Provide two passport pictures
      3. Pay toll charges:
    a) $53NZ for a minor passport.
          b) $5.5NZ for courier bag+Track Trace (insted of sending courier bag)
    c) For rural delivery: $8.7NZ for courier bag+Track Trace + rural delivery (insted of sending courier bag).
    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.
     
    Divider Light Blue.png
    Symbol Light Blue.pngNotification of change of name
    An Israeli citizen who wishes to change his first or last name must appear in person before the diplomatic / consular representative at the embassy and implement the registration process.
    The embassy will send the form to the Ministry of the Interior in Israel. When the change of name is approved, the passport will be updated accordingly (this takes between eight and twelve weeks).
    When a citizen who has changed his name returns to Israel, he must go to the Ministry of the Interior to have the change made in his identity card.
     
    Provide the consular with the correct documentation 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
    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.
    When arriving at the Embassy building, please press the button on the right of the elevator bank in order to declare your arrival to security.
     
    In order to change of name, please bring in the following:
    1. Fill out and signing the form "notification form on the change of name" in two copies (click here to download the form Notification of the Birth of an Israeli Citizen Abroadnotification form on the change of name)
    2. Your Israeli passport.
    3. “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
     
    Pay toll charges: 
      a) $42NZ
            b) $5.5NZ for courier bag+Track Trace (insted of sending courier bag)
      c) For rural delivery: $8.7NZ for courier bag+Track Trace + rural delivery (insted of sending courier bag). 
      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.
     
    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.
     
    Divider Light Blue.png 
    Symbol Light Blue.pngRenouncing Israeli citizenship
     The process of renouncing Israeli citizenship is intended for an Israeli citizen living abroad who wishes to renounce his Israeli citizenship for any reason whatsoever. This is implemented by giving a declaration of the desire to renounce the citizenship, along with relevant documents and an application to the Ministry of the Interior for its authorization.
    It is important to note that the decision to authorize a renunciation of citizenship is made at the sole discretion of the Minister of the Interior or anyone appointed by him, and as long as such authorization is not given, the person who made the declaration is still an Israeli citizen. It should be noted that there have been cases in which the minister saw fit, for various reasons, not to authorize a renunciation of citizenship.
    A person who wishes to submit an application to renounce Israeli citizenship must report in person to the Consular Department at the mission and implement the following:
    • “Registration for an Israeli Citizen staying abroad” – click here to download
    • Notify the Population Registry on his personal status up to that point in time
    • Establish his/her military status
    • For an adult - An adult must fill out the form Declaration of Renunciation of Israeli Citizenship for an Adult (click here to download the form Declaration of Renunciation of Israeli Citizenship for an Adult)
    • For a minor - A form must be filled out for a minor Declaration of Renunciation of Israeli Citizenship for a Minor (click here to download the form Declaration of Renunciation of Israeli Citizenship for a Minor)
    • Present authorization of other citizenship or an official letter from the local government promising that local citizenship will be granted (the letter must be valid for at least two years).
    • Present life center your life in New-Zealand permanent residency in the country (rent, bills, work, study...) - Present at least two
    Pay toll charges:
    a) $134NZ
          b) $5.5NZ for courier bag+Track Trace (insted of sending courier bag)
    c) For rural delivery: $8.7NZ for courier bag+Track Trace + rural delivery (insted of sending courier bag).
    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.
     
    Provide courier bag for certificates 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.
     
    Please note:
    It is very important to fill out all sections of the form, otherwise the Ministry of the Interior will not handle the application.
    The process of renouncing citizenship cannot be implemented by mail. The presence of the applicant is mandatory!
    In the declaration section at the bottom of the form - Declaration of Renunciation of Israeli Citizenship - the signatory undertakes, before any use of his Israeli passport, to check with the mission whether his Israeli citizenship has been cancelled. 
     
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