Guidance

Notarial and documentary services guide for The Occupied Palestinian Territories and Jerusalem

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at British Consulate in Jerusalem.

Introduction

The British Consulate in Jerusalem issues a range of legal documents for British nationals. As of 20 May 2013, an appointment must be made for each service.

If there is no specific formal requirement for a notarial service or certificate to be provided by the British consulate, local notaries or lawyers can sometimes provide these services.

Check with the relevant authority (eg town hall/registry office/tax authorities/foreigners office, etc) either in the UK, Jerusalem or a third country, that our consular certificate or service will be accepted.

Your local British consulate cannot confirm this information, only the relevant authority can provide this confirmation. You can get examples of the wording of the consular certificates to present to the relevant authority for advice.

Follow the step-by-step guide and request a sample certificate when the consular team contacts you to confirm your appointment.

Refunds of consular fees are not given for certificates or notarial services that are not accepted by the requesting authority. Fees for consular certificates and documents are paid at the consulate on the day of the appointment and can be paid by credit card, debit card or in cash.

Services we provide in Jerusalem

Consular staff in Jerusalem can:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit. Please see Forms of Affidavits and Declarations (MS Word Document, 12.7KB) for sample.
  • administer marriage affidavit. Please see Marriage Affidavit (MS Word Document, 50KB) for sample.
  • make a certified copy of a document
  • witness a signature

If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, see other services provided by the British Consulate General in Jerusalem.

If you still cannot find what you are looking for you can contact the consulate.

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 Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, or cash in the local currency 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.

We accept passports as proof of identity.

We accept utility bills as proof of your 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.

The consulate will not draft documents for you. First check with the consulate what format they need and then have the document drawn up or checked by a professional.

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 and payment options.
  • Proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof.

Book an appointment to administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit at the British Consulate General in Jerusalem.

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:

  • The document that you need a certified copy of.
  • The correct fee – see the list of fees and payment options.

Book an appointment to make a certified copy at the British Consulate General in Jerusalem.

Witness a signature

This service is for customers who need to sign a document and have their signature witnessed by a consular officer. The document must be prepared before your appointment as we will not draft documents for you. We do not handle wills or probate, or witness deed polls.

Please do not sign the document before your appointment.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The document that you will sign before a witness.
  • The correct fee – see the list of fees and payment options above.
  • Proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof above.

Book an appointment to witness a signature at the British Consulate General in Jerusalem.

Services provided elsewhere

We no longer witness life certificates for British nationals claiming a British pension abroad. Please refer to the list of people working in a recognised profession who can do this for you.

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 Consulate by the relevant local authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British Consulate-General will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. British nationals wishing to obtain any further information must contact the relevant local authority.

Published 1 April 2017
Last updated 10 December 2014 + show all updates
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