Submit all documents to the Embassy of Libya for legalization along with the money order. You must include a photocopy of both the money order and all documents.


  • Authentication of certificate of origin: $40.00
  • Authentication of commercial invoice: $40.00
  • Amount of goods totaling $50,000 and below: $50.00
  • Amount of goods over $50,000: $1.00 per $1,000 of value, and $1.00 for any fraction of $1,000 rounded up to the nearest dollar
  • and $1.00 for any fraction of $1,000 rounded up to the nearest dollar
  • Authentication of commercial agreement: $300.00
  • All other legal documents: $100 (including power of attorney, articles of incorporation, health certificate, etc.)
  • Authentication of diplomas and school credentials for Libyan students: FREE (as long as the student provides copies of his/her Libyan passport or birth certificate)
Fees are ONLY accepted in money orders made payable to the Libyan Embassy in U.S. Dollars

Kindly send by mail all the required documents to:

The Embassy of Libya

C/o Legalization Office

1460 Dahlia Street NW, Washington, DC 20012


  • Documents with missing requirements & fees will not be processed
  • For documents sent via mail, please include prepaid return envelope (USPS, FedEx, or UPS - We do not accept FedEx ground)
  • Processing takes 7-10 business days
  • Cutoff time for submission of documents for legalization is 2:00pm, Monday –Thursday
  • For all other inquiries, please contact (202) 944-9601
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Frequently Asked Questions

No, please do not send cash or personal checks for payment purposes along with your documents. Payments can be made in the form of a money order or cashier's check.