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.
  • 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 the student provides copies of his Libyan passport or birth certificate.
  • Authentication of diplomas and school credentials for non-Libyan citizens: $ 100.
Fees are ONLY accepted money orders made payable to the Libyan Embassy in U.S. Dollars only.

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.

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