Processing times and Delivery

The time from application to delivery is generally three to four weeks (for U.S. Embassy Jerusalem) or two to three weeks (for Branch Office Tel Aviv).  We strongly encourage you to apply well in advance of your travel to allow time for delivery of your documents. Click on the delivery option you prefer to see the instructions.

When the passport is ready for delivery, the courier will call you for payment over the phone and to arrange delivery.  The cost of the courier service is 49 NIS for Israel and 50 NIS for the West Bank and Gaza (via Aramex) per envelope. The fee will be paid directly to the courier company over the phone at the time of delivery. The courier will either deliver your documents directly to you or call you for pick-up at one of its distribution centers.

U.S. Embassy Jerusalem: Pick ups are on Tuesdays and Fridays between 12:00 PM-2:00 PM.

Branch Office Tel Aviv: Passports can be picked up only in emergency cases.