Attesting Israeli Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Apostille services

Can Israeli documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Israel is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Israeli documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Israeli documents are required for non-apostille countries, they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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Note that documents issues by the Palestinian Authority cannot be authenticated with an Apostille from Israel. Please contact us for assistance.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Israel for use abroad?

Israel Apostille Stamps from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be obtained for official documents including:

  • Isreali birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Certificates of Good Character (criminal record certificate)
  • University diplomas and transcripts
  • Certificates of Status (good standing) issued to Israeli companies and corporations
  • Other documents, including powers of attorney, notarised by an Israeli notary

To confirm whether your document is eligible for apostille authentication in Israel, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge. For further information about our Israeli apostille services and for assistance obtaining official copies of Israeli documents, see:
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How can I obtain an apostille for an Israeli birth, death or marriage certificate?

Israeli birth, death and marriage certificates can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Birth and death certificates must have the Signature and seal of the Ministry of Interior. Marriage certificates require an authorized signature from the National Authority for Religious Services (Jewish marriages), Sharia Courts (Muslim marriages) or Ministry of Interior - Christian Communities (Christian marriages).

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How can I obtain my Israeli Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Israel Police Certificates (Certificates of Good Character) can be obtained online (Israeli nationals only), from a police station in Israel or Isreali embassyExternal link (opens in new tab)

The certificate is not given personally by the Israel Police to the requesting individual, but sent to the consulate/foreign diplomatic mission that is making the request. Please contact us for assistance with submitting an application for a Certificate of Good Character in Israel.

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How do I obtain an apostille for company registration documents issued in Israel?

Certificates of Incorporation and certified copies of other company documents can be obtained from Israeli Corporations AuthorityExternal link (opens in new tab) and authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For assistance obtaining company documents and certificates in Israel, please contact us

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Israel?

Depending on the documents and pre-certification requirements, Apostille Stamps in Israel generally take 5-10 working days

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How can I obtain an apostille for my Israeli University Degree and Transcripts?

Israeli University diplomas and course transcripts must be certified by the Ministry of Education, then submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an Apostille Stamp.

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How can I obtain an Israeli Apostille on a Last Will and Testament?

Writs of Inheritance from the Registrar for Matters of Inheritance must have the authorized signature of an official from the Registrar for Matters of Inheritance in the area of residence where the writ was signed. Writs of Inheritance from the Judicial Courts must have the signature of the Chief Secretary of the Judicial Court where the writ was signed. In both cases, the original document is required and can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Israeli Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of an Israeli birth, marriage or death certificate?

Israeli birth and death certificates can be obtained online or by post. Marriage certificates can be obtained from the local marriage bureau in Israel. To identify the competent marriage bureau, a request can be submitted online.

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How can I legalize an Israeli degree certificate for submission to the United Arab Emirates?

Israeli university degree certificates required for submission to authorities in the United Arab Emirates can be attested at the UAE embassy in Tel Aviv. Before submission to the embassy, diplomas must be certified by the Israeli Ministry of Education and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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How can I obtain an Apostille on an Israeli criminal record certificate?

Israeli Certificates of Good Character (Criminal Record Certificates) issued by the Israel Police has to be certified at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Branch for Certification of Public Documents

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How can I obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for a company in Israel?

A status certificate (certificate of good standing) is an official certificate from the Companies Unit attesting to the legal status of the company (active, in liquidation, liquidated or deleted). The Certificate can be ordered online through the Government online system.

For assistance obtaining a Certificate of Status for a company in Israel and authentication with an Apostille stamp, please contact us

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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