British Ambassador to Israel
We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Israel and represent British interests in Israel. We promote Britain’s security, prosperity and well-being, and regional peace, through partnership with Israel. We deal with political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Israel and provide consular assistance to British nationals in Israel.
Services for British nationals
If you’re in Israel and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +972 (0)3 725 1222. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Israel, call 020 7008 1500.
Get or renew a passport
The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.
Get an emergency travel document
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
- not a British citizen or
- applying for a child under 16 years old
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Tel Aviv.
Please ensure you select the correct option for the Consulate in Jerusalem when applying online.
Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Israel
Get a visa
The British embassy can’t help with visa enquiries.
If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa
If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.
For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.
Marriage and civil partnerships
For information on getting married in Israel, see getting married abroad.
Register a birth or death
If the death occurred in Israel and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.
Read our guidance on coping with death abroad.
If you are bereaved through murder or manslaughter abroad, please read the following guidance on what you need to do and how we can support you.
Support if you’ve been arrested
We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Israel. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.
Notarial and documentary services
We offer some notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit, witness a signature and make a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.
Request the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
Local service providers
Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Israel. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.
- translators and interpreters
- funeral directors
- medical facilities and practitioners
- international funeral directors in the UK
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad
For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.
General information on living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
What the embassy cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Israel
British Embassy Tel Aviv, main contact
192 Hayarkon Street
6340502 Tel Aviv
Telephone +972 (0)3 725 1222
Fax Political +972 (0)3 725 1203
Fax Consular +972 (0)3 524 9176
Fax International Trade +972 (0)3 725 1218
Fax Corporate Services +972 (0)3 725 1208
British Honorary Consul, Eilat +972 (0)3 725 1222
The Embassy, including the Consular section, will be closed to the public on Monday 29 May for Spring Bank Holiday and on Wednesday 31 May for Shavuot.
If you are a British national in distress, and need to contact someone urgently whilst the embassy is closed, please call the Embassy switchboard on +972 (0)3 725 1222 and select the emergency option to be transferred to our out of hours team for assistance.
This embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration page.
Complaints procedure: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office/about/complaints-procedure