Welcome to the Consular Department
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The Consular Department at the Israeli Embassy in London has jurisduction over the United Kingdom: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar
For general information such as our contact information and office hours please see the right hand column which features on each Consular page. There you will find all information on visiting the Consulate and the various forms, documents and payment prices and methods for our services.
Security instructions for people visiting the Consulate offices
- 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 mission, including handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.
- Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the mission.
- 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.
Sending material to the Consulate
Material that is posted to the Consulate must be only sent to and collected from the following address:
Consulate of Israel
15A Old Court Place
London W8 4PL
All material should be sent in a next day special delivery envelope. You should also enclose a self addressed next day special delivery envelope envelope for returning the material to you.
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 consulate in person. For more detailed information, see the section for Information for Israeli citizens.
Methods of payment for Consular Services
- Postal Order to the Embassy of Israel
- Debit/Credit Cards. If you are using the Post, use this link for an Authorisation of Payment form.
- We do not accept cash.
For a price list for the various services the Consulate provides, please click here. Please note that payment is in Pounds Sterling only.
Contacts and enquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens
Emails can be sent to the following address: email@example.com
For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click here.
For any information regarding returning residents you can address the “Israeli House” via telephone number: 02079579554, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
List of qualified translators
If there is a need for document translation services from the local language into Hebrew or vice versa click here to obtain a list of translators.
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 utilising the services.
List of criminal lawyers
Below is a list of attorneys who specialise in criminal law, whose services can be retained if necessary. The mission is not permitted or authorised to recommend any particular attorney. Click here for a list of lawyers who specialise in criminal law.
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 utilising the services.
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 Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents – 1961 (hereinafter: the Hague Convention). The purpose of this Convention was to shorten the processes required for a particular country to recognise 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 here.
The legalisation of British documents is done by:
The Legalisation Office
PO BOX 6255
Tel: 0370 000 2244
International Callers: +44 207 008 5959
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.
The main laws of the State of Israel on which consular work abroad is based:
- 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 Passports 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.