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Submit applications for clemency in one of the following ways:

online – (Lawyers can only apply online)
by email to
by post to: 3 Hanasi Street, Jerusalem 9218801
by fax to 02-5887225
Applications submitted in person at the President’s Gate will not be accepted.

For more informstion, call the department’s representatives, Sunday to Thursday, from 9am to 11am on 02-6707211.

Lawyers who wish to attach additional material after submitting the application can email it to with a name and ID number.

What you need to include in your application for clemency
Attach to your application:

personal details (full name, father’s name, social security number, address and telephone number)
details of the application (what you are requesting clemency for)
details about the offense and court decisions
details of previous applications for clemency, if submitted
the start date of serving the sentence for which you are requesting clemency (in applications relating to disqualifications and imprisonment)
reasons for the application such as the circumstances of the offense, special personal and family circumstances, medical reasons, social reasons, financial situation, contribution to society (military service, volunteer activities, special achievements) and new circumstances, since sentencing
we recommend to attaching an accompanying form for the clemency application
if you are a lawyer applying for your client, a power-of-attorney document
if you are a first degree family applying for your relative, you must state that the application is submitted with the knowledge and consent of the person you are applying for

Govt recommend attaching the following documents:

Copy of ID

indictment, verdict, sentence, decision of the appellate court (if any), and court decisions regarding the date of serving the sentence.
recommendations (commanders, employers, other recommendations), and certificates of excellence or certificates attesting to special achievements
if applying for relief from the penalty of disqualification of a license – confirmation of the deposit of a license
for applications for mitigation of criminal fines or traffic fines – the decision of the center to collect fines
if the application is based on economic circumstances – any document confirming what is stated in the reasons for the application, such as:
pay slip
bank account page.
confirmation of income support pension
confirmation of receipt of unemployment benefits
execution documents
documents regarding debts and payments required
a declaration of a debtor with limited in means
confirmation of appointment of receiver
If the application is based on social reasons – opinions that support the application such as:
opinion from a welfare worker or any caregiver in the community
opinions from psychologists and / or other treatment providers
opinions from educators caring for children
If the application is based on medical reasons – opinions that support the application such as:
medical opinions
relevant and up-to-date medical certificates
confirmation of disability percentages from the National Insurance Institute
hospitalization reports