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The Consular Department provides services to residents of Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming only.

The head of the Consular Department is Consul Danny Gadot.

Security Notice

The following items are not allowed inside the Consulate:
-Food and/or Drink
-Mobile Phones
-Handbags
Lockers are available in the lobby of the building.

Service Information

Location:
11766 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Consular Services:
Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 pm

Passport Pick-up:
Monday to Thursday 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

FAQ - English

Is it necessary to make an appointment in advance before arriving at the Consulate?

There is no need to make an appointment in advance for all services. Notarization services are available at our offices on a first-come, first-serve basis.


How do I get documents notarized?

Notarization services are available at our offices on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bring with you the document you want to notarize and have the number of copies wanted printed out.
Each person who signs has to be proficient with the language of the document, otherwise an official translation is needed. 
In order to sign in front of us bring a passport with you for identification.

Each document has a fee of $14 another copy of the same one is $6 more, additional person signinig the same document is a $7 fee.
 
How do I receive my passport/visa once my request is processed?

Return mail payment: requests sent to be processed via mail are returned to the requestor via UPS at the expense of the requestor. The cost of return mail is $18 in southern California, $24 in Arizona and Utah, $25 in Colorado and Wyoming, $21 in Nevada, $35 in Hawaii for express service, payable by cashier check, credit Card (excluding Amex) and money order (make money order payments out to Consulate General of Israel).
Arrive at the consulate and pick up 2-4 Monday- Thursday.


 

 
How do I know if I need to renew or extend my passport?

An Israeli passport issued to an adult is valid for 10 years and for 5 years for a minor. For adults - if 10 years have passed since the passport was issued, please contact the mission to obtain a new passport. If less than 10 years have elapsed since the passport was issued, it can be extended up to the full 10 years.

 
What are the address and hours of operations of the consulate?

The consulate is located at 11766 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1600 Los Angeles, CA 90025 The Consular Department is open to the public Monday through Friday between 9AM-12PM. The office is closed on legal Israeli and U.S. holidays.

 
What is an Apostille and when is it necessary?

The Apostille provides authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. Only after a certificate is authenticated by the Apostille, can the State of Israel recognize the certificate. Apostille is needed for birth certificate, marriage certificate divorce papers etc. List of Apostilles in the states served by the Consulate: California: LA: 213-897-3062 Sacramento: 916-653-3595 Arizona: 602-542-4285 Colorado:303-894-2200 Hawaii: 808-586-2545 Nevada: 775-684-5708 Utah: 801-538-1041 Please note, apostille is required for: Marital status update, Register a child born outside of Israel etc.

 

How do I submit an application for a new passport / travel document?

In order to apply for a new travel document (passport / travel document) for an adult, you can either at the consulate or mail the following documents: current passport, 2 passport photos - 2X2 inches with a white background (American Standard), $81 passport fee in cashier check, money order and Credit Cards (Excluding AMEX), Application for a Passport / Laissez Passer form completed and signed.

When requesting the passport/travel document be sent to you (via UPS), please include an additional mail back fee- $18 in southern California, $24 in Arizona and Utah, $25 in Colorado and Wyoming, $21 in Nevada, $35 in Hawaii, payable in cashier check or money order (make money order payments out to Consulate General of Israel). If you will be picking up the passport at our office, no additional payment is required.

The process time for issuing a new passport is between 10 days and two weeks.

Click here for a payment form


 
How to extend validity of passport / travel document?

In order to submit a request for extension of travel document (passport / travel document) for an adult, you should arrive at the consulate or mail the following documents: Old passport, Application to Extend / Make Changes to a Passport / Laissez Passer form filled and signed.
If requesting the passport/travel document be sent to you (via UPS), please include an additional mail back fee- $18 in southern California, $24 in Arizona and Utah, $25 in Colorado and Wyoming, $21 in Nevada, $35 in Hawaii, payable in cashier check or money order (make money order payments out to Consulate General of Israel).
If you will be picking up the passport at our office, no payment is required

 

How do I register a child born outside of Israel?

In order to register an Israeli citizen born abroad and issue a first passport for a minor:
Both of the Israeli Parents and the child must be present at the consulate with both parents' passports. The following documentation must be provided: 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 with the form of Change of Marital Status, original birth certificate verified with an Apostille stamp, 2 passport photos 2/2" (white background), Application for a passport, 40$ payable in cashier check, Credit cards (Excluding Amex), money order (make money order payments out to Consulate General of Israel).

When requesting the passport/travel document be sent to you (via UPS), there will be an additional fee $18 in southern California, $24 in Arizona and Utah, $25 in Colorado and Wyoming, $21 in Nevada, $35 in Hawaii.

How do I apply for a Deferral of Military Status?

Every citizen / permanent resident of the State of Israel upon reaching the age of 16 and a half is obligated by the Defense Service Law, to establish his status with the Israel Defense Forces authorities, even if he/she is living or staying abroad for any reason.

The following forms must be submitted: Parent’s passports (photocopies are also acceptable), Israeli Passport of the person designated for defense service. In case parents are divorced, you must submit the divorce papers from the court please highlight the section concerning the custody of the child, Registration and personal request form for overseas personal for military service, Application to defer military service for Israeli citizens staying abroad.
 

How to apply for a B/2 visitor visa?

The B/2 visa is granted to someone who wishes to stay in Israel for only a short time (for a visit, tourism, a business meeting etc).
A person who enters Israel on a B/2 visa is not allowed to work in the State of Israel.
B/2 visa is valid for up to three months from the date of issue.
The process to be handled at the mission: 1. A travel document that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of the stay in Israel 2. A completed and signed application for a visa to enter Israel 3. Proof of the applicant's sufficient financial means for the visit to Israel (Bank Statement) 4. Order for round trip airline tickets to and from Israel 5. Two passport pictures 6. Payment of the fee- $26 6. Invitation Letter (if applicable)

 
How to apply for A/2 Student visa?

The visa is valid for up to one year and for multiple entries. Recipients of this visa are not permitted to work in Israel.
The visa is granted to students who provide the following: Completed and signed application for a visa to enter Israel, Two passport pictures, Certification of acceptance for study at a recognized educational institution in Israel Proof that the student has the financial means to pay for his studies and sustenance throughout his stay in Israel Proof of down payment for the tuition fee, A flight itinerary, A travel document that is valid for at least one year, provided that his country has a diplomatic mission in the State of Israel. If there is no such mission in Israel, the passport must be valid for the entire period of studies and another six months beyond that time, Payment of the fee -$47