Israel - Central Authority & practical information
Administration of Courts
|Address:||Administration of Courts
Legal Assistance to Foreign Countries
22 Kanfei Nesharin St.
|Telephone:||+972 (2) 655 6919|
|Fax:||+972 (2) 655 6887
|Contact persons:||Legal adviser for the Administrator of Courts
|Languages spoken by staff:||English, Hebrew|
|The Director of Courts (i.e. the Central Authority)|
|Methods of service
Service is effected either by registered post with a certificate of receipt of service or personally delivered by the clerks of the various Magistrate’s courts.
If the person to be served is not at the address given, the documents can be accepted by a member of the family who lives at the same address and appears to be at least 18 years old. In addition, if the documents are served by the clerk of the court, on his third visit to an address where no answer has been obtained, the clerk can post the document on the door of the intended recipient – and in this case this is regarded as legal service of the documents.
Documents intended for residents of the Palestinian Authority
|The documents to be served must be translated into Hebrew, English or Arabic.|
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
|No fees are charged by the Israeli authorities for service of documents under the Convention.|
|Time for execution of request:||1 to 4 months.|
|Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
|Oppositions and declarations
|Click here to read all the declarations made by Israel under the Service Convention.|
|Art. 8(2):||No opposition|
|Art. 10(a):||No opposition|
|Art. 10(b):||Additional information - see declarations|
|Art. 10(c):||Additional information - see declarations|
|Art. 15(2):||No declaration of applicability|
|Art. 16(3):||Declaration of applicability|
Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
To consult bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Israel is a party, click here.
|Useful links:||The Judicial Authority|
(This page was last updated on 24 November 2016)