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Legalization of Documents & Signatures

Legalization of Shipping Documents

Certificate of Origin: should accompany Commercial Invoice
◦ Optional: May be legalized by the U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce or U.S. Chamber of Commerce
◦ A money order  payable to the Consulate of Lebanon:
                            $ 10.00 for certificate of origin with one attached invoice
                            $ 20.00 for certificate of origin with two or more attached invoices
◦ Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

Commercial Invoice
◦ Optional: May be legalized by the U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce or U.S. Chamber of Commerce
◦ Fees
? $4.00 per $1000.00, rounded up to the nearest 1000.
? Minimum fees $15.00
? Maximum fees $1250.00
◦ Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

Legalization of Commercial Documents (Agreements)
◦ Notarized by the Notary Public
◦ Notarized by the Secretary of State of the County
◦ A money order in the amount of $75.00 payable to the Consulate of Lebanon
◦ Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

Legalization of General Power of Attorney By mail
• All powers of attorney should include:
The name of the person or persons signing the power of attorney
Their date and place of birth
Their address and telephone no.
Copy of valid passport or copy of D.L.
• All powers of attorney should also be signed in front of 2 independent witnesses (not relatives) whose names should figure on the power of attorney itself along with:
Their place and date of birth
Their address and telephone no.
Copy of valid passport or copy of D.L.
• All powers of attorney must be legalized by the notary public, signed by the county clerk, and authenticated by the Secretary of State. (In New York State the county clerck's signature is required before authentification of the Secretary of State)
• Enclose the original and photocopies of the power of attorney.
• FEE: We only accept money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon. All personal checks will be returned. General power of attorney : $50.00 (for EACH signature) Special power of attorney : $25.00 (for EACH signature)
• Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return mail.
• Processing time takes one week. Failure to submit all the above requirements will result in our returning all your documents. We appreciate your cooperation.

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

Legalization of Special Power of Attorney By mail
• All powers of attorney should include:
The name of the person or persons signing the power of attorney
Their date and place of birth
Their address and telephone no.
Copy of valid passport or copy of D.L.
• All powers of attorney should also be signed in front of 2 independent witnesses (not relatives) whose names should figure on the power of attorney itself along with:
Their place and date of birth
Their address and telephone no.
• All powers of attorney must be legalized by the notary public, signed by the county clerk, and authenticated by the Secretary of State.
• All general powers of attorney and powers of attorney involving sale should be done in a lawyer's office.
• Witnesses should submit a copy of their passport or a photo I.D.
• Enclose the original and photocopies of the power of attorney.
• FEE: We only accept money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon. All personal checks will be returned. General power of attorney : $50.00 (for EACH signature) Special power of attorney : $25.00 (for EACH signature)
• Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return mail.
• Processing time takes one week. Failure to submit all the above requirements will result in our returning all your documents. We appreciate your cooperation.

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


Affidavit
• Notarized by the Notary Public
• Notarized by the Secretary of State of the County
• A money order in the amount of $30.00 per signature payable to the Consulate of Lebanon
• Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

Will
The Will should be:
• Notarized by the Notary Public
• Authentificated by the Secretary of State
• Notarized by the Department of State
Please be advised that the heir(s) or his(their) representative(s) should submit to the Consulate within ninety days from the date of death, a written statement including the following information:
• The name and address of the heirs or beneficiary(s)
• The name and address of the donor
• A full description of the wealth inherited including its real value and the location if applicable
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

Note: If the applicant fails to submit the above described statement within ninety days from the date of death, the applicant will be subject to an extra charge of $100.00 in addition to the original fee of $50.00
The following documents should be enclosed with the Will:
• Death Certificate
• Lebanese ID of beneficiaries(Ikhraj kaid aili)
• Deed of trust(if applicable)
• Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.


Life Certificate
• Notarized letter from the applicant
• Should be authentificated by the Secretary of State
• A money order in the amount of $10.00 payable to the Consulate of Lebanon per certificate
• Copy of Lebanese I.D.
• Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

School Certificate or School Transcript
• The school document to be legalized must be the original one.
• It must be signed by the Notary Public and the Secretary of State.If in New York,it must be notarized by the notary public,signed by the County Clerk,and authenticated by the Secretary of State.
• We need the copy of the passport and copies of the driver's license as well as copies of the document to be legalized.
• The fee for legalization is $15.00 (in money order) for each document.
• The legalization fee for school papers is waived for all students who submit to us a copy of their current school I.D.
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

Medical Report - Call the Consulate for updated information
• Copy of a Lebanese governmental employment ID (free).
• Copy of Lebanese ID.
• Notarized medical Bills.
• All medical bills have to be certified by the Secretary of State.
• Self-addressed, stamped envelope. certified by the Secretary of State
• For private sector employees, a fee of $15.00 applies
Note: Please provide 1 copy of each original document you send.

Regulations for Personal Effects
• All personal effects should have an itemized list.
• The enclosed statement in Arabic should be signed.
• The itemized list and the Arabic statement both should be notorized by a notary public and authenticated by the Secretary of State.
• The legalization fee is $40.00 (in money order).
• For holders of non-Lebanese passports, we need a copy of passport and driver's license.
• Enclose a self-addressed stamp envelope for the return mail. All express mail should be pre-paid.
• Processing time for your document is 3 to 4 business days.
• Note: Please download the statement in Arabic