Population Registry

Population Registry

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    Population Registry

    The work in the Consular Department is based on various rules and regulations of the State of Israel.

    You can look up those rules and regulations on the Ministry of the Interior website, (it is in Hebrew). Search word: RULES

    By Israeli law, Israeli citizens must report any change in their marital status/birth of a new child within 30 days.


    Registration of New Israeli Citizen

     
    A child of an Israeli citizen (one or both of the parents) is an Israeli citizen by birth. The child needs to be registered as a citizen, and travel to Israel using an Israeli passport.

    In the case that the parents are not married (de-facto) or separated / divorced, you will need to contact the Consular Section for instructions.

    In order to register your child as an Israeli citizen, one of the parents must arrive with the child to the Consular Section and bring the following:

    1. The child's Birth Certificate - certified by an Apostille Stamp. For this matter you need to contact the Department of Internal Affairs
    2. The completed form 'Notification of Birth of an Israeli Citizen Abroad Form' - Please fill in this form in clear handwriting.
    Please note: In section a. - write the first and last names in Hebrew. The child's name in English will be copied from his/her Birth Certificate.
    3. Photocopies of both parents' passports (Israeli / NZ)
     
    After registering your child, you can apply for a minor's passport. For instructions, please see Passports section.


    Marital Status
     
    It is your responsibility to update the Embassy with any changes in your marital status. 

    For this matter, you need to provide the Consular Section with the local Marriage/Divorce/Widow/Death certificate, signed with an Apostille stamp. The stamp can be obtained through the 'Department of Internal Affairs'.
     
    Married or divorced women can change their surname to their husband's name or to their maiden name accordingly, (please see name change due to marriage section below).
     
    Please send the following in a 'Track and Trace' envelope:

    1. Your original marriage certificate, certified with an Apostille stamp.
    2. A copy of the Israeli and NZ passports for yourself and your spouse.
    3. A self-addressed 'Track and Trace' envelope for the return of your documents.    
    4. The completed form 'Notification of Change in Marital Status Form'. Please make sure that both your spouse and you sign the form.
     
    Without the signatures, the application will not be processed.

    If you want to change your last name, please complete the 'Notification of Selection of Name Form'.


    Name Change
     
    Every Israeli citizen has the right to change his/hers names.

    There are two different procedures:

    Last name change - due to marriage/divorce (see procedure above).

    General name change (no special circumstance):
    This change needs to be approved by the Ministry of Interior in Israel.
    In case the name change is for a minor (under 18), please contact the Embassy.
     
    Please send the following by a 'Track and Trace' envelope:

    1. The completed form 'Notification of Change of Name Form'. 
    2. Israeli Passport.
    3. Photocopy of your NZ passport - the page with the personal details and photo, (in case you hold one).
    4. Self-addressed 'Track and Trace' envelope for the return of your documents.
    5. Receipt for the payment of the fee - NZ$40.50 (Direct or Online Bank Transfer). To deposit the fee please contact Dalia: consular@wellington.mfa.gov.il for our bank account details.

    If you require either certificate to be used outside of Israel, you require an Apostille stamp, which costs an additional NZ$11.
     

    Birth / Death Registry Summary Certificate
     
    Birth, Death and Registry Summary Certificates can be obtained from Israel through the Embassy.
    The applicant should be directly related to the certificate owner (himself, child, spouse or parent). 

    An official certificate which summarises your current marital status, name and other personal details along with the changes that have occurred in the past can be obtained from Israel through the Embassy. The certificate will carry an official Apostille stamp, so it can be used in New Zealand. In some cases a Hebrew-English translation may be required.

    In order to apply for a certificate from Israel, please send the following in a 'Track and Trace' envelope:

    2. A photocopy of your Israeli passport (the page with your personal details and photo).
    3. An A4 self-addressed 'Track and Trace' envelope for the return of the certificate.

    This process is free of charge if you need to present the document in Israel. In case you need to provide an Official Authority outside of Israel with the certificate, it should bear an Apostille stamp. You need to pay NZ$12 for the Apostille Stamp.


    Citizenship / Non Citizen Certificate
     
    An official certificate that declares whether you are / aren't an Israeli citizen can be obtained from Israel through the Embassy.
     
    Please send the following in a 'Track and Trace' envelope:

    1. A photocopy of your Israeli passport (the page with the details and photo).      
    2. The completed form 'Application for a 'Certificate of Israeli Citizenship Form' or the completed form 'Application for a 'Certificate Attesting to Israeli Non-Citizenship Form'.
    3. A self-addressed 'Track and Trace' envelope for the return of the certificate.

     
    This process is free of charge if you require the document for use in Israel. In case you need to provide an Official Authority outside of Israel with the certificate, it should bear an Apostille stamp. You need to pay NZ$12 for the Apostille stamp.

    The process may take up to 16 weeks.


    Passenger Details
     
    An official certificate that indicates the dates of your arrivals and departures from Israel (for Israeli passengers only) can be obtained from Israel through the Embassy.
     
    Please send the following in a 'Track and Trace' envelope:

    1. A photocopy of your Israeli passport (the page with your personal details and photo).      
    3. A self-addressed 'Track and Trace' envelope for the return of the certificate.

    This process is free of charge if you require the document for use in Israel. In case you need to provide an Official Authority outside of Israel with the certificate, it should bear an Apostille stamp. You need to pay NZ$12 for the Apostille stamp.

    This process may take up to one month.

    Renouncing Israeli Citizenship

    The process for relinquishing citizenship is intended for an Israeli citizen living abroad who wishes to renounce his or her Israeli citizenship for any reason whatsoever. This is implemented by providing a declaration of the desire to renounce the citizenship, along with relevant documents and an application to the Ministry of Interior for its authorisation. It is important to note that the decision to authorise a renunciation of citizenship is made at the sole discretion of the Minister of the Interior or anyone appointed by him. As long as such authorisation is not given, the person who made the declaration is still an Israeli citizen. Renouncing citizenship takes a few months, please be patient. It should be noted that there have been a few cases where the Minister saw fit, for various reasons, not to authorise a renunciation of citizenship.

    A person who wishes to submit an application to renounce Israeli citizenship must appear in person (in the case of a minor both parents must appear in person) to the Consular Department. Before applying for a renunciation of Israeli citizenship, a person must notify the Population Registry of their current personal status and that of all relatives information associated with this. (Any changes in marital status or/and birth of children).

    A meeting needs to be scheduled in advance by phone: 04 - 4399514 or via email: consular@wellington.mfa.gov.il​

    Parents who renounce their citizenship can include their children on the same form.
    Please note that the decision of renunciation of Israeli Citizenship for a person between the age of 14 and 26 is submitted to the army authorities.


    In the declaration section at the bottom of the 'Declaration of Waiver of Israeli Citizenship Form' - the signatory is obliged to check with the mission whether his Israel citizenship has been cancelled, before any use of his Israeli passport.  

    Please bring with you the following: 

    Authorisation of other citizenship. 
    1. For an adult - fill out the 'Declaration of Waiver of Israeli Citizenship Form'
    2. NZ$127 for each application
    3. In case you need to provide an Official Authority outside of Israel with the certificate, it should bear an Apostille stamp. You need to pay NZ$12 for the Apostille stamp.

    This process may take up to six months, please be patient.