JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Death cert in Israel - the half-full glass #general
Daniel Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
(following Bernard Kouchel's comments):
My experience is the following:
1. There is no need whatsoever to check with local Chevra Kadisha to
get a death certificate. Chevra Kadisha is needed if you want to
locate a grave.
2. The local bureaucracy at the Ministry of Interior is minimal. It
is all computerized (Rehovot branch, anyway) and waiting time is
normally 15-20 mins at most (except just before holidays, when
everyone wants to escape the summer heat). But indeed you need to
have a connection with the deceased. Same principle exists in other
countries, as far as I know.
Overall, not too bad.
H Daniel Wagner
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100, Israel
Tel: +(972) 8 934 2594
Fax: +(972) 8 934 4137