The Branch for Certification of Public Documents operates within the Consular Affairs Bureau within the framework of general consular services provided to citizens of the State of Israel at home and abroad.
The branch is responsible for certifying only Israeli public documents which were issued by government authorities and ministries in the State of Israel. For the most part, the people who turn to the Foreign Ministry are referred there by the authorities/foreign diplomatic missions of other countries in order to certify Israeli public documents for various and different purposes, such as confirmation of studies, work visas, certificates of marriage or divorce, in those same countries.
Certification of Israeli documents is done according to international conventions and agreements (primarily the Hague Convention), and is divided into two categories:
A. Documents intended for countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention – will be certified with an Apostille seal.
In the case of those countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention, no additional certification will be required by the consul of the diplomatic mission of the country for which the document is intended.
B. Documents intended for countries that are not signatories to the Hague Convention – will be certified with a seal that is not Apostille. After the certification by the Foreign Ministry additional certification will be required by the diplomatic
Please note, notarized documents will be certified with an Apostille seal only in the judicial courts.
Apostille information in Israel
Designated competent authority(ies) to issue an apostille in Israel:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of IsraelRegistrars of Magistrates’ Courts and Civil Servants appointed by the Minister of Justice under Notaries Law, 1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address:9 Yitzhak Rabin Boulevard,
National Govt. Compound,
P.O. Box 3013
- Sunday-Thursday between 08:30-12:30; and
- Sunday from 14:00-16:00
Fax: +972 (2) 5303367
Language of communication: Hebrew, English
Registrars of Magistrates' Courts and Civil Servants
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