Legalization of Wills

Legalization of Wills

Person in Charge:   
Mr. Habib Osman
Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 2
Email: habib.habib@nylebcons.org

Alternate Person in Charge:
Mr. Tony Barkachy 
Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext  3
Email: tony.barkachy@nylebcons.org


Please be advised that the heirs of the deceased or their representatives should submit to the Consular Section within 90 days from the date of death, a written statement including the following information:

  1. The name and address of the deceased.
  2. The names and addresses of the heirs or beneficiaries.
  3. Full description of the wealth inherited, whether liquid or fixed assets, including its real value and location if applicable.

In addition all wills should include the name, date and place of birth, address and telephone number of the signatories, and should be signed in the presence of two witnesses not related by kin.

Wills Drafted at the Consular Section

 In order to expedite the processing of wills to be drafted at the Consular Section applicants are advised to send beforehand an exact copy, in electronic word document format, of the required will along with a scanned completed legalization application (select the link to get the form) via email to the following address habib.habib@nylebcons.org.

 Complete a legalization application (select the link to get the form) and enclose the following:

·         For the testator: valid passport, Lebanese identification card (I.D.), and family/individual ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years and a copy of the said documents.

·         For each of the beneficiaries: valid passport, Lebanese identification card (I.D.), or family/individual ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years and a copy of the said document.

·         Deed of trust (where applicable) and a copy of the said document.

·         Fees: $50.00 for each signatory (only exact cash amount or money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted).

·        Certified self-addressed and stamped envelope for return (no return fees are accepted) if the documents are to be returned by mail, at your own risk, while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours. Check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details. Kindly note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service.

Legalization of Wills not Drafted at the Consular Section

Legalization at the Consular Section

Complete a legalization application (select the link to get the form) and enclose the following:

·         Will legalized by a notary public, then signed by the county clerk wherever required (New York State), and later authenticated by the Secretary of the State where the POA is drafted, and a copy of the said documents.

·         Death certificate of the deceased (where applicable) and a copy of the said document.

·         For the testator: valid passport, Lebanese identification card (I.D.), and family/individual ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years and a copy of the said documents.

·         For each of the beneficiaries: valid passport, Lebanese identification card (I.D.), or family/individual ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years and a copy of the said document.

·         Deed of trust (where applicable) and a copy of the said document.

·         Fees: $50.00 for each signatory (only exact cash amount or money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted).

·         Certified self-addressed and stamped envelope for return (no return fees are accepted) if the documents are to be returned by mail, at your own risk, while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours. Check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details. Kindly note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service.

Legalization via certified mail

Complete a legalization application (select the link to get the form) and enclose the following:

·         Will legalized by a notary public, then signed by the county clerk wherever required (New York State), and later authenticated by the Secretary of the State where the POA is drafted, and a copy of the said documents.

·         Death certificate of the deceased (where applicable) and a copy of the said document.

·         For the testator: valid passport, Lebanese identification card (I.D.), and family/individual ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years and a copy of the said documents.

·         For each of the beneficiaries: valid passport, Lebanese identification card (I.D.), or family/individual ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years and a copy of the said document.

·         Deed of trust (where applicable) and a copy of the said document.

·         Fees: $50.00 for each signatory (only money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted).

·         Certified self-addressed and stamped envelope for return (no return fees are accepted), at your own risk, while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours. Check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details. Kindly note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service.