All Documents (Commercial Transactions and Other Documents)
Documents should be notarized by a local notary public.
Documents should be certified under the seal of your local state.
Certification of the seal of your state must be obtained from the U.S. Department of State Authentication Office located at:
600 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 647-4000 or (202) 485-8000.
The certificate of origin, the invoice, halal certificates, and other certificates pertaining to goods for export should be submitted as separate and individual documents (not attached together as one document).
The invoice number should be indicated on the corresponding certificate of origin.
The certificate of origin will NOT be processed without the corresponding invoice and vice versa.
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
If the document(s) is issued to you by a US government entity or a US institution, you must first have it authenticated by the U.S Department of State (Click Here) in Washington, DC. Please review the US Department of State requirements for authentication. Once you have received your authenticated document(s) from the US Department of State, bring or mail the document(s) to the Embassy of The State of Libya with a money order for the appropriate fees payable to Embassy of Libya and a prepaid return envelope .The mailing address of the Embassy is: Embassy of Libya Attn:Legalization Office 1460 Dahlia St.NW Washington D.C. 20012