Notices and updates to the Ministry of the Interior
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 Notices and updates to the Ministry of the Interior

Under the Population Registration Law, 5725 - 1965, an Israeli citizen must notify the Population Registry at the Ministry of the Interior of any change in his personal status. This is implemented between Israeli citizens abroad and the Ministry of Interior by means of special forms. These forms are dispatched to Israel through the Consular Departments of the Israeli missions throughout the world.

Below are details on how to notify the Ministry of the Interior of changes in the personal status of Israeli citizens:

1. Notification of marriage

An Israeli citizen who was married abroad must come in person to the mission, where he will fill out the notification form to notify the Population Registry of his new marital status on the change in status (click here to download the form Notification of Change in Marital Status) along with the verified and translated original marriage certificate (unless it is in English). If the spouse is not Israeli, a photocopy of the first page of the spouse’s passport must be attached.

The service is provided free of charge.


2. Notification of divorce

An Israeli citizen who is divorced abroad must come in person to the mission, where he will fill out the notification form to notify the Population Registry of his new marital status (click here to download the form Notification of Change in Marital Status), signed by both spouses, along with the verified and translated original divorce certificate (unless it is in English). If the spouse is not Israeli, a photocopy of the first page of the spouse's passport must be attached.

The service is provided free of charge.


3. Notification of death

An immediate family member of an Israeli citizen who died must come in person to the mission, where he will fill out the notification form to notify the Population Registry of the death of his relative (click here to download the form Notification of Change in Personal Status), along with the verified and translated original death certificate (unless it is in English).

The service is provided free of charge.


4. Notification of the death of a spouse

An Israeli citizen who is widowed must come in person to the mission, where he will fill out the notification form to notify the Population Registry of the change in his marital status (click here to download the form Notification of Change in Personal Status), along with the verified and translated original death certificate of the spouse (unless it is in English).

The service is provided free of charge.


5. Notification of selection of name for a person who was married, divorced or widowed

An Israeli citizen who was married, divorced or widowed and wishes to choose a new last name must come in person to the mission, where he will fill out the notification form to notify the Population Registry of the change in his marital status (click here to download the form Notification of Selection of Name), along with the verified and translatedoriginal marriage or divorce or death certificate (unless it is in English).

The service is provided free of charge.


6. Notification of change of name

An Israeli citizen who wishes to change his first or last name must come in person to the mission, where he will fill out the notification form on the change of name in two copies (click here to download the form Notification of Change of Name). The mission will send the form to the Ministry of the Interior in Israel. When the change of name is approved, the passport will be updated accordingly. When a citizen who has changed his name returns to Israel, he must go to the Ministry of the Interior to have the change made in his identity card.

A fee is charged for changing a name (click here to open the table of fees).

 
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