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Legalization of Lebanese/Jordanian Documents

When a document is needed abroad it must often be legalized.

  • WHAT IS LEGALIZATION?

Legalization is a confirmation that the signature on a document is genuine. The actual legalization process consists of a stamp and a signature. Legalization does not have anything to do with the contents of a document.

LEGALIZATION OF DANISH DOCUMENTS

The Danish Embassy cannot legalized Danish documents. If a Danish document is to be used in Lebanon, the Lebanese Embassy in Stockholm must legalize the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ legalization.

Please check the contact details of the Lebanese Embassy in Stockholm on the following website: http://um.dk/en/about-us/the-protocol-department/

LEGALIZATION OF LEBANESE DOCUMENTS

The Danish Embassy can only legalize an original document or a true copy if the original is not available. The document has to be translated into English by a sworn translator. The document has also to be pre-legalized by the competent Lebanese authorities. 

 

Please note that the Embassy can only legalize a document and/or its translation when legalized by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

MAXIMUM 3 MONTHS

Documents that require legalization can be no more than 3 months old.

If you need a new certificate, please contact the authority that issued the old one.

FEES

Fees cannot be paid at the Embassy. Check the payment for services.

LEGALIZATION PROCEDURE

  • Call in advance to book an appointment
  • Deliver the document to the Embassy
  • Pay at BlomBank
  • Present the Blom bank payment receipt at the embassy to pick up legalized document*


*The Legalization Office is open on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Legalized documents are to be picked up from 1 pm to 02:30 pm.

LEGALIZATION OF JORDANIAN DOCUMENTS

Since 1 January 2020, legalizations of documents are done at the Danish Embassy in Beirut.

The Danish Embassy can only legalize an original document, a true copy and/or a translation- by a sworn translator as long as the relevant document contains the original signature and stamp of the competent Jordanian authorities. 

Please note that the Embassy can only legalize a document and/or its translation when legalized by the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

MAXIMUM 3 MONTHS

Documents that require legalization can be no more than 3 months old.

If you need a new certificate, please contact the authority that issued the old one.

FEES

A fee of 200 DKK (subject to change as of 01/01/2020) per legalized document has to be transferred to the following account:

Danske Bank

Account holder: Udenrigsministeriet

Account No.: 4069172849

Registration No.:  0216

Payment ID:  Please note that since it is a central account it is

ESSENTIAL that the transfer is made with the following information:    

Name of the Embassy: BEIRUT

Surname of the person to whom the transfer relates

Birthday of the person to whom the transfer relates

                                                               Example: BEIRUT, Al-Khatib, 29.01.1991

LEGALIZATION PROCEDURE

    1-Transfer the legalization fee(s) to Danske Bank.

    Please note that every stamp affixed by the Embassy counts for a legalization and consequently costs 200 DKK. If you need for example to legalize the original document and its     legalization then you pay 400 DKK (2 x 200 DKK).

    2-Address a dated letter to the Embassy in which you state your name, contact details, and indicate the number of documents that need to be legalized.

    3-Enclose a copy of the Bank transfer receipt.

    4-Enclose an already paid DHL or TNT envelope where you clearly write your name and address. The envelope will be used for returning the legalized documents.    

    5-Send the whole package to the Embassy in Beirut ONLY via DHL or TNT

Danish Embassy

Embassy Complex

Sérail Hill Army Street, Down Town Beirut

Beirut- Lebanon

PROCEESING TIME

One week approximately – to be counted from the day on which the Embassy receives the courier.