Changing the Articles of Association

 

Nature of the Service

Changing an Association’s Articles of Association


Applicable Provisions of the Law

Associations Law 1980 Sections 9-14, 16,21, 22, 24-27, 38(a)(2)
Associations Regulations (Forms)​ 2009, Sections: 2, 3, 16


Required Documents and Guidelines

  • Minutes of Meeting of the General Meeting regarding the Resolution to Change the Association’s Articles of Association
The Association is entitled to change its Articles of Association by means of a General Meeting resolution received by a majority of the eligible votes.
The Minutes of Meeting should be signed in the original by two Committee members, with their names stated.
The Minutes of Meeting will state the number of members who were present at the meeting and by what majority the resolution was received.
The provisions of the Association's Article of Association regarding designation of assets under liquidation will be changed by a General Meeting resolution after receiving an account from the Association Committee stating details of the assets accumulated for the Association's objectives prior to the requested change and the Association’s undertakings in this regard.

  • A Form for Reporting the Association’s General Assembly Resolution
Fill-in the online reporting form, print it and submit it signed in the original by two Committee members, stating their names.

  • Form for Reporting a Resolution for Changing Articles of Association
Fill-in the online reporting form, print it and submit it signed in the original by two Committee members, stating their names.

  • The Articles of Association

  • Additional documents (an association that failed to submit legally required reports to the Registrar)
The Registrar of Associations will not be required to answer an application for changing the Articles of Association of an association that has not fulfilled the reporting requirements in compliance with the Companies Law during two years preceding the application.
Accordingly, an association that has not fulfilled the reporting requirements as aforesaid will submit to the Registrar all the documents it is legally obliged to submit during the two years prior to the application as follows:
  1. ​Financial Statements.
  2. A list of the five highest paid salaries.
  3. Verbal reports.
  4. Minutes of Meeting from the General Meetings supporting the financial and verbal reports.
  5. Audit Committee recommendations on the matter of approving the reports by the General Meeting.

  • The Registrar’s Resolution
The General Meeting’s resolution to change the Association's Articles of Association is subject to the Registrar’s approval. The resolution is valid from the day of registration by the Registrar.
Changing the Association's provisions stated in the Articles of Association regarding its objectives, and also changing the provisions stated in the Articles of Association regarding the designation of assets under liquidation which the Registrar does not consider to be a “related objective” – is subject to a court approval.


Forms

Service Fees

Free of charge.


Options for receiving service

  • Postal delivery 
Israeli Corporations Authority – Registrar of Associations, 39 Yirmiyahu St., Jerusalem 9446722, P.O. Box 34071, Jerusalem 9134001

  • Reception hours 
39 Yirmiyahu St., Jerusalem - Migdalei Habira, Building 1, 10th floor
Days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday - document submission only, in the box (located on the ground floor of the building).


Handling Time

  • Changing Standard Articles of Association (first addendum to the Associations Law) Sections 18, 21, 22 - up to 10 working days from the date of receiving the application until its approval or sending a letter to the Association.
  • Changing Special Articles of Association - up to 21 working days from the date of receiving the application until its approval or sending a letter to the Association.