Application for a Succession Order in Israel

Israeli inheritance law has a specific procedure for dealing with issues related to a succession order in Israel.  This article addresses the documents needed alongside the application.

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Our team of lawyers at Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh specializes in a variety of fields, including Israeli inheritance law.  This article is one in a series focusing on various aspects of Israeli inheritance law, based on the Hebrew instructions on the Ministry of Justice website under the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs. To read more, see our collection of articles on inheritance issues.  

Documents for an Application for Succession Order in Israel

  1. Two supporting documents proving the payment of the required fee. It is possible to pay through the internet payment services or through bank vouchers that have been paid in a postal bank – according to the prescribed rates in the Inheritance Regulations (Fees for the Registrar of Inheritance Issues) – 1998.
  2. An application for a succession order that is filled out as prescribed, signed by the applicant as a declarant and notarized by a lawyer, notary, judge, religious judge, or the head of the local authority.
  3. An original death certificate or a faithful copy of the original.
  4. Notices to all heirs and confirmation that the notice was sent via registered mail or a written confirmation signed by heirs that they are aware of the application’s submission.
  5. If the applicant is represented by an attorney, an original power of attorney or a faithful copy of the original.  

The application and accompanying documents must be submitted in four complete sets: the original and three photocopies.  An application for a succession order sent by registered mail will be given precedence over an application submitted at the Ministry of Justice reception desk.

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If you have questions about applications related to a succession order in Israel or anything else related to inheritance, please contact us.  

Advocate Michael Decker specializes in Israeli inheritance law and would be happy to discuss this issue with you.

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