Guidance

Notarial and documentary services guide for Israel

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at British Embassy in Israel.

Introduction

The British Embassy in Tel-Aviv can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals. Where local notaries can provide services, the British Embassy will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

An appointment mush be made for each service. Please use the links after each service to make an appointment.

Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Israel, the UK or a third country.

Services we provide in Tel-Aviv

Consular staff in Tel-Aviv can:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit
  • witness a signature
  • make a certified copy of a British passport

For information about documents relating to marriage, such as affirmations or affidavits of marital status, please see getting married abroad.

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity and payment for any fees. See the full list of Consular Fees.

Payment

We accept payment by credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard only) or cash in New Israeli Shekels (NIS) on the day of the appointment.

Proof of address and identity

For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

This service is for people who need to swear an oath, make an affirmation or make an affidavit in front of a consular officer. You may need to make an affirmation or affidavit of marital status in order to obtain a long term visa to stay in Israel (also known as a single status certificate).

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The oath, affirmation or affidavit that you will swear or affirm
  • The correct fee – see the list of fees
  • Proof of identity/address

Book an appointment for administering an oath, affirmation or affidavit at the British Embassy in Tel-Aviv.

Make a certified copy of a document

This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • Your passport
  • The correct fee – see the list of fees
  • Proof of identity/address

Book an appointment to make a certified copy of your passport at the British Embassy in Tel-Aviv

Witness a signature

This service is for customers who need to sign a document and have their signature witnessed by a consular officer. We do not handle wills or probate or witness deed polls.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • Your passport
  • The correct fee – see the list of fees
  • Proof of identity/address

Book an appointment to witness a signature at the British Embassy in Tel-Aviv.

Services provided elsewhere

  • Legalising UK documents/certificates: Legalisation Office
  • Provide copies of British birth, death & marriage certificates: GRO
  • Information on marriage in the UK: GOV.UK
  • Yachting & Sailing certificates: RYA
  • Certify your fingerprints: Metropolitan Police UK
  • Pension certificates: DWP
  • Taxation & UK National Insurance contributions certificates: HMRC
  • Renew British driving licences or provide certificates regarding British driving licences: DVLA
  • UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously Criminal Records Bureau checks): DBS
  • Certificates relating to British Nationality.

The British Embassy and Consulates no longer handle applications for naturalisation or registration as a British Citizen, or renunciation of British Citizenship. All applications are now handled by the Home Office.

Data protection

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.

Disclaimer

This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy / consulate by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British embassy / consulate will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the embassy/consulate will be accepted.

Published:

16 July 2015

Published 10 April 2013