Joshua Pex was both an amazing human being and an inspiring human rights attorney. I reported directly to him for various activities I performed as in intern. I was impressed with his incredibly solid character. He is trustworthy, fair, and goes above and beyond to advocate for the vulnerable. He is completely trustworthy and high caliber in his work. His partners and employees are very blessed to work with him. I am honored to know them.
Mr. Joshua Pex is knowledgeable and Professional. I really appreciate his courteous and direct approach.
Very knowledgeable and professional
The team of lawyers and assistants are incredibly professional. Aiming to give their clients the advice possible regarding the normative and the law of Israel. With well trained and professional secretary at the front desk to the lawyers team, I could say that I had one of the most professional services possible. I'm super glad of choosing Joshua Pex of Law office for immigration solution, lawyers to advise in my case, to me, it is remarkable.
We were very satisfied with the service of Nehama. She was very professional in all her dealings and kept us informed all the way.
We highly recommend this law firm. They proved to be reliable, efficient and pleasant to work with.
If you need to solve any complicated legal issue in Israel, don't hesitate to contact them. Otherwise you will loose hours/days/weeks with things that they can solve in minutes. They helped me to obtain my expert working visa in Israel and even after that they responded further questions and gave me advices related to administrative issues in Israel which saved me a lot of time. Irena Rosenberg and Michael Decker worked on my case, they are very professional and helpful. They will not let you down, feel free to contact them.
I am delighted to report that my wife and I have just obtained our Israeli citizenship. We will be forever grateful for all of the help, guidance and support which Ariel Galili of Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. provided through this process.
I am a Jewish, 80-year-old American, and my wife is not Jewish. We had started the process on our own back in November 2020 via the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B’Nefesh, but soon became entangled in the delays and often-changing regulations due to Covid-19. The pandemic also caused delays in obtaining the required apostilles for various documents from various state agencies and the US State Department.
We found Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. On the internet and began working with Ariel in late November 2021. Ariel did a superb job of leading us through the process, helping us to understand which documents were essential, which would most likely be required, and which, though included on the list of required documents, were rarely required. He helped us several times to understand what was likely and unlikely to occur as “the next step.” Helping us manage our expectations was extremely useful to us.
Besides his knowing the laws, regulations and procedures, Ariel also made us feel that he was truly interested in helping us to successfully work through this process in as smooth, timely, and frustration-free manner as possible.
My wife and I strongly recommend anyone planning to go through this process seriously consider hiring Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. and, specifically, Ariel Galili.
We have been working with Decker, Pex Ofir & Co - Law Firm in Tel Aviv for many years very well. Because we appreciated their lawyers services, we recommended businesses and individuals again and again to go there as well.
Marce Ruth St. Rey
Party time in the heart, my beloved husband received his residence after so much time of battles and faith. Gratitude, God has blessed us with wonderful beings who have accompanied us, including a "precious angel" who touched our hearts, our excellent and fantastic lawyer: Maria Chernin Dekel, sweet and wonderful human being, who has guided us and stayed On our side. side in this intense legal transit whom we bless on every occasion. God bless you dear Maria, you have exceeded your professional duty by containing us and collaborating with us in hard times, very hard, for that we want to thank you publicly, you are unique!!!
We bless and thank the entire team at Decker Pex Tal Ofir Law Firm.
Dongdiet & Nellie
We are very happy with the services. Somehow they managed to translate the law lingo into language we actually understand 😉 and their outstanding YouTube videos helped us to have a better grasp of what process we had to go through. Their patience, clear explanation and experience are very valuable. It's also very nice to know that you will receive response promptly; it made us feel we can really trust their services. We recommend all those looking for immigration lawyers to get in touch.
A really excellent firm. They knew exactly how to handle my situation effectively and efficiently, and we got the result I needed without much fuss. Adi Berger was a wonderful advocate for me and I am deeply grateful for her help!
Best lawyer house from Israel! I couldn’t dealt with my situation without their professionalism and effectiveness. Their dedication to every legal aspect and their drive it’s how a true lawyer house can be!
Working in European market and international now, I couldn’t dare to let myself wide my wings on countries unknown to me. Definitely they’ll be the lawyers representing me, my business at every international aspect and on personal development.
When you hear Decker,Pex,Ofir &Co, you hear 10+ class services, luxurious professionals, confidentiality and exclusive attention to your needs.
We highly recommend Adv. Mike Decker and have know him for many years. He has helped our family with many battles over the years. We recently received our permanent residency after 23 years in Israel. We so much appreciate Mike’s representation of us.
I have been receiving services from this Law Firm for several years now and I want to say THANK YOU to the team, especially Joshua Pex. They are doing outstanding work. The services I have received for both our Israeli non profit association but also our social business have helped us solve many issues at hand and provided solutions in complicated situations. Personally, I am grateful for support in visa issues as a foreigner living now in Israel for many years.
Oded Ger did an excellent job by reviewing a modeling contract I was offered. Explained the bad clauses in the contract, and their possible consequences. Thank you for your amazing job, your professionalism, your consultation and honesty. You showed me from your experience how it can be done differently. It was the best decision choosing you as my lawyer.
I highly recommend this firm, especially Oded Ger.
We were very pleased and content with the services of this law firm. They supported us 100% and solved our case successfully, we couldn't be happier.
Incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, accessible, and evident across the board that they truly care about the people they are helping. They are quick to respond, engaged, and obviously top-notch lawyers. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thank you, Joshua and Itamar for your help with our Joint Life Application. You were a calming energy during a storm - always breathed a sigh of relief after speaking with you. It is so difficult to get straight answers from the Misrad Hapnim, but you guys are straight shooters. I appreciate your candor and evident integrity. Hope to work with you in the future, and will send everyone I know in need of legal aid your way. Thank you for your guidance and support.
Josh has been helping me on and off for a few years now. I have needed legal advice and assistance with immigration due to a complex situation of mine, and he has been extremely available and responsive, honest and clear about my route and how to proceed. Very much recommended!
I really recommend the law office's services. The service is very professional and efficient, the price is right. I am satisfied with the services I needed and happy to have known them.
Courteous, clear, efficient service.
Michael and Ariellah Waizman
For Advocate Joshua Pex.
We were in a devastating situation when my wife received an order from the immigration office to leave Israel within 30 days, without any explanation, after we have been married and in the process for six and a half years. We heard of Advocate Pex through a friend of a friend. We contacted Mr. Pex and he was ready to help us when he heard of our situation.
The service is amazing! Always ready to assist without regard to the time it takes. The advice Mr. Pex gave us was great, such as what to do, he gave useful links, and advice about which officials to contact. The price for the service was great!
The process until we received the extension for another year for my wife was not long (3 months). Things started moving once Mr. Pex came into the picture.
We highly recommend Advocate Joshua Pex! We achieved our goal and the fear of deportation has been lifted!
We had a pleasure of working with Irena Rosenberg who assisted in getting our two U.S. born children registered in Israel and supported visa process for my wife in 2021. During the pandemic, my wife and I decided to move to Israel where I am originally from after living in the U.S. for over 20 years, but we had no idea how to go about securing visas before and after arriving in Israel. Irena is knowledgeable, reliable and competent lawyer who always had answers to all our questions which made us feel confident that everything would be fine with her assistance. We are now happily living in Israel and are so grateful to have Irena who is a genuinely nice person as our lawyer.
The best lawyer firm I’ve had dealt with. I would like to thank Anat Levi and Ariel Galili from the Jerusalem branch for all of their efforts and patience, we could not have been Able to reach to where we are now without them
Alexander P Gutterman
EU PASSPORT ! Big news! Thanks to Michael Decker and the other good people at the law office, as well as to the virtue of my ancestors, the cruelty of the Inquisition, reparations issued in the Iberian Peninsula, and etc, I am delighted to be on track for Portuguese and European Union Citizenship! A truly incredible development and one which brings me deep joy.
The team at Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co have been awesome to work with in helping our US company establish banking in Israel and in providing counsel for legal needs in Israel. I highly recommend!
competent consulting, fast processing, reliable, warm & good team. highly recommended
Excellent service, very friendly and helpful, fast responding and very patient. Highly recommend. I will choose them again next time if needed.
We were searching for a law firm that will be honest with us and really work hard for a satisfying result, it wasn't an easy task
We found them online; they were the only law firm from all of our searchings which were completely honest and NOT gave us just what we wanted to hear
Using them guaranteed honesty above all. A legal team that is friendly and cares for a superb result
They really care about helping their customers without any other interest
Nadia gave us service behind what we expected; she was professional which lead to fast and easy process with great result
We definitely recommend using them
I admire the Austrian citizenship team in Tel-Aviv branch! They deserve more then 5 stars!! They are very friendly and professional. I've got Austrian citizenship in 4 months for all family members which consists of 12 people! The entire team is very friendly and responsive. They are always answering questions and support during the process. I recommend to everyone. Was 100% satisfied.
I can highly recommend these services!
Every time we turned to Joshua we always got a professional quick and helpful respond.
Extrmely friendly, professional and helpful. A big thank you to Irina especially from the Jerusalem office. Highly Recommended.
Requesting a notarized translation of a name-change certificate is quite common. Tens of thousands of people in Israel and around the world who have changed their names in the past are required to confirm this fact by translating documents in various situations, such as when purchasing real estate and living abroad, being admitted for work overseas, and studying at academic institutions.
Although translating a name-change certificate seems like something technical and routine, it is actually an important procedure that may be decisive in certain situations. Therefore, you must ensure that the notarized translation of your name-change certificate is conducted professionally and meticulously, and that it conveys the meaning of the source at the highest level, no matter what the target language is.
Our law firm has some of the best experts, who will be happy to provide you with a quality notarized translation based on many years of experience. We will also be happy to assist in processes related to immigration or visas that require translating your name-change certificate.
Let us now delve deeper into the issue of notarial translation of name-change certificates and try to further understand its importance.
What Is a Name-Change Certificate?
When a person is born in Israel, the name given to them by their parents (or another guardian, for that matter) is recorded in the Population Registry. From then on, this is the name that will appear on every official certificate, such as a driver’s license, identity card, and passport.
When a person chooses to change their first/given name or last/family name at the Ministry of Interior, they receive a name-change certificate. This certificate serves to prove that previous certificates and information, such as academic degrees, experience in military service, and marriage certificates, still refer to the same person.
Who Can Change Their Name?
By law, anyone over the age of 16 is entitled to change their name once every seven years, except in exceptional cases where a change of name is approved more frequently. Minors may change their given name with parental approval or court approval, and their family name only with court approval. Currently, a name change involves paying a fee of ILS 115.
Issuing a New Name-Change Certificate in Place of a Missing One
People who change their name do not always take care to keep the name-change certificate that they receive. If they don’t encounter situations that require presenting this evidence, then there’s no real problem. However, as stated above, there are situations in which the certificate is needed, whether in its original form or translated. To download a form for requesting a certificate after changing your name or choosing a family name, click here.
If, for one reason or another (especially for those who have changed their name many years ago and/or did so abroad), you are unable to obtain a name-change certificate on your own, we will be happy to help in this matter, too, as part of the services that our firm offers.
When Is a Notarized Translation of a Name-Changed Certificate Needed?
As stated above, there are many different situations in which a notarized translation of a name-change certificate is needed. Here are just a few examples:
- Studying abroad: When registering for an academic institution abroad, several notarized translations of documents are required. These are usually documents that indicate the applicant’s state of education, such as a matriculation (called “bagrut” in Israel) certificate and a certificate of the number of years of schooling. However, if the applicant has since changed their name, a notarized translation of the name-change certificate will almost always be required.
- Immigration and relocation: Israelis who wish to move abroad will probably be required to present notarized translations of various documents. In this case, too, if there was a change of name, it will almost always be necessary to translate the name-change certificate.
- Working abroad: Many workplaces, especially larger companies and corporations, often require candidates in the admissions process and in the screening and placement stages to submit various translated documents. A name-change certificate is almost always required, to verify the candidate’s identity.
Unlike verifications conducted by a notary public – when a notarized translation of a name-change certificate is needed, it is not necessary to verify the identity of the person whose name changed, only to authenticate or confirm the correctness of the certificate’s translation.
Name Changes Are Much More Common Than You Might Think
At this point, many of you are probably wondering if name changes are all that frequent. It turns out that name changes actually are common, and that’s exactly why notarized translation of name-change certificates is required in various situations. In 2008, for example, over 20,000 Israelis officially changed their names, and this number has only grown over the years.
Here are some examples of famous people who changed their names:
- Elton John, the famous singer and music artist who created dozens of hits, was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight.
- The Israeli singer Zohar Argov, known in Israel as “The king of Mizrahi music” of all times, was born Zohar Orkabi.
- Tiger Woods, who is regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time, and who was also involved in several scandals, was born Eldrick Tont Woods.
- The Israeli actor Zachi Noy, known from dozens of lovable movies such as Lemon Popsicle (Eskimo Limon), was born Yitzhak [Zachi] Novogruder.
- The famous sports broadcaster Yoram Arbel was born with the surname Arbeiter.
These are just a few examples out of many, many more, such as Zvika Hadar, Uri Geller, Cat Stevens, and Angelina Jolie. You may not even know that they changed their names. Clearly, changes of name are very common.
Why Should You Insist On Quality Notarized Translation of Your Name-Change Certificate?
You should be aware that, although a name-change certificate is a relatively short simple document, incorrectly translating it may likely lead to its disqualification and require you to start the whole process over again. This is true when translating the document into English, and much more so when the target language is another foreign language that is not commonly spoken in Israel.
If you, too, need a notarized translation of your name-change certificate, we recommend you to always use the help of a professional experienced law firm. Our law firm works with the best translators in the country who translate into a variety of languages, and we have particular experience in translating name-change certificates. We will gladly help you with various processes related to translating such a certificate and provide you with professional efficient assistance at the most affordable prices, which we offer to all of our customers.
Contact us today and we will be happy to be of service to you.