Legalization of Documents and Signature

Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

Legalization of Commercial Documents

  • Notarized by the Notary Public (Must include the following statement on the same page signed by the applicant and the two witnesses: "Before me personally appeared Mr./Ms./Mrs. ..... and witnesses Mr./Ms./Mrs. ...... and signed the above document, this day .../.../... " then signature and seal of the Notary Public, and the expiration date of commission.)
  • Authenticated by the Secretary of State
  • Authenticated by Department of State in Washington, DC
  • A letter from the company stating that the person who signed is authorized to sign on the company's behalf, with a notarized copy of his ID.
  • A money order in the amount of $75.00 per document, payable to the Embassy of Lebanon)
  • Stamped, self-addressed envelope (USPS ONLY)

Legalization of Signature (General Power of Attorney) by mail

  • kindly check the section related to Power of Attorney/ by mail).

Legalization of Signature (Special Power of Attorney) by mail

  • kindly check the section related to Power of Attorney/ by mail)

Will

The Will should be:

  • Notarized by the Notary Public (Must include the following statement on the same page signed by the applicant and the two witnesses: "Before me personally appeared Mr./Ms./Mrs. ..... and witnesses Mr./Ms./Mrs. ...... and signed the above document, this day .../.../... " then signature and seal of the Notary Public, and the expiration date of commission.)
  • Authenticated by the Secretary of State.
  • Authenticated by Department of State in Washington, DC
  • The name and address of the heirs or beneficiary(s).
  • The name and address of the donor

Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send. The following documents should be sent with the Will:

  • Death Certificate
  • ID's of donor )
  • notarized ID's of the 2 witnesses
  • copy of ID's of beneficiaries
  • Deed of trust (if applicable)
  • Stamped self-addressed envelope (USPS ONLY)

Life Certificate

  • Notarized letter from the applicant
  • Authenticated by the Secretary of State
  • Authenticated by Department of State in Washington, DC
  • A money order in the amount of $10.00 per certificate payable to the Embassy of Lebanon
  • Copy of Lebanese I.D.
  • Stamped self-addressed envelope (USPS ONLY)

School, College, and University Certificate

The educational institution must be accredited in the USA.
The Regional accrediting agencies are: (NEASC), (MSA), (NCA), (SACS), (NASC), and (WASC)

  • Notarized by the notary public of the School/College/University (who should acknowledge the signature of the person/registrar/principal who issued the document).
  • Authenticated by the Secretary of State
  • Authenticated by Department of State in Washington, DC
  • Proof of accreditation
  • Lebanese and/or US ID + Student ID + phone number of the Student.
  • A money order in the amount of $15.00 payable to the Embassy of Lebanon per certificate
  • Stamped self-addressed envelope (USPS ONLY)

Medical Report

  • Copy of a Lebanese governmental employment ID (free)
  • Copy of Lebanese ID
  • Notarized medical bills
  • Stamped self-addressed envelope (USPS ONLY)
  • Note: All medical bills have to be certified by the Secretary of State and authenticated by State Department.

For private sector employees, a fee of $15.00 applies

Transfer of Pet

  • Rabies shot certificate.
  • Health certificate issued by USDA Authenticated by the Secretary of State and State Department
  • Certification of ownership.
  • $15.00 money order payable to the Embassy of Lebanon.
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope (USPS Only).

Legalization of Palestinian Vital Record

  • please provide the original document authenticated by the Secretary of State, and then Authenticated by the State Department in Washington DC.
  • For the legalization of a birth certificate:a copy of the ID of the parents.For the legalization of a marriage: A copy of the ID of the husband and the wife.For the legalization of a death certificate:A copy of the ID of the deceased, and of his/her relative asking for authentication.
  • $15.00 money order payable to the Embassy of Lebanon.
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope (USPS Only).