Israel does not have an institution as a “certified translator.” The only way of certifying a translation in Israel is through a notarized translation form. There are many Israel certified translation services available for the public.

What does certified translation mean?

It means that a translator has provided a signed statement that the translation is right and is an accurate translation of the original.

What is Notary in Israel?

A notary in Israel is a licensed and practicing lawyer for at least ten years. This lawyer should not have any criminal records or ethical offenses.

A notary in Israel will be an attorney with experience and good character in the legal community. A notary in Israel will certify signatures, copies of documents, translations, etc. A notary does all these actions, and only a notary’s certificate can have an apostille stamp on it.


The apostille certificate is an official verification that is given by the authorized government body for any official document.

How does it work?

Every licensed Israeli notary is registered with the Ministry of Justice. His details and signature appear in the records of the Ministry of Justice. If any document has to be apostille, then it first needs to be notarized.

One needs to go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or representative of the Ministry of Justice, which is situated in courts. They will append a signed and sealed sticker on the notary certificate’s back. This apostille presently costs NIS 35 in Israel, which is paid in revenue stamps.

How does Notarized Translation Services Work?

The translation is either translated by the notary himself or by a professional translator. After that, the notary thoroughly examines the translation and compares it with the original.

If needed, the notary will tell the translator to make some changes in the documents before certifying the translation.

After the completion of the process, the notary will append the notarization of the document.

The notary will bind the certificate, the translation, and the original copy with a red ribbon. He will close the red ribbon with a red seal.

The notary seal and signature will appear on each page. On the red seal, the notary will append his signature and stamp.

How much will translation and notarized services cost?

In most cases, a person has to pay for both the translation and the notarization. The cost of notarization of a translation is determined by the law and is by a fixed tariff.