Processing times and Delivery

The time from receipt of the application (meaning when we received it in our offices) to delivery of a new passport/Consular Report of Birth Abroad is currently seven weeks. 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.

Note: Processing times for all services are approximate.  Times quoted should be used only as a guide. We recommend you don’t make non-refundable travel plans until you have your new passports.

Bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope with 16.70 NIS of postage on it for delivery of up to approximately 8 passports.  Return of more than 8 passports may require more postage.

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 Thursdays between 1– 2 pm.

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