Consular Services FAQ
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Consular Services FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
  • Citizenship

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    I am living abroad. How do I renounce my Israeli citizenship?
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    How can I obtain a certificate confirming that I am an Israeli citizen?
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    How can I get a certificate confirming I am not an Israeli citizen?
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    How can we renounce our son’s Israeli citizenship?
  • Travel Documents

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    Can I enter and exit Israel with my foreign passport?
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    I lost my passport abroad. What should I do?
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    I am an Israeli divorcee. How can I renew my son's passport?
  • Visas

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    Can I enter Israel with Arab country stamps on my passport?
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    Can I ask the border control in Israel not to stamp my passport?
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    My passport expires in two months. Can I travel to Israel?
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    Can people with passports from hostile Arab countries enter Israel?
  • Population Administration

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    Can a child of Israelis enter Israel with a foreign passport?
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    How do I get a passport for an Israeli child born abroad?
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    Can I register my new apartment in Israel as my address?
  • Documentation

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    What is an apostille stamp and how do I obtain it?
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    How can I get a certificate of good character?
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    How do I get a certificate proving I am free to marry?
  • Consular certification, notary activities and legal assistance

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    What notary services are provided by the embassy?
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    Can I get a "life certificate" without visiting the embassy?
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    What do I need to sign a power of attorney before the Consul?
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    Can you recommend legal services?
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    Can an Israeli couple living abroad adopt a local child?
  • Israel Defense Forces

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    I left Israel and have not been exempt from the army. Can I visit Israel?
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    Can a non-Israeli join the IDF?
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    I am an Israeli born abroad. Do I have to serve in the IDF?
  • Miscellaneous

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    Does receipt of consular services entail a fee?
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    When will I be entitled to receive “returning resident” rights?
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    Can I bring animals into Israel?
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