Transfer of Body


Tel: (202)939-6301


In order to transfer the body of a deceased person to Lebanon, kindly send the following:

  1. Original death certificate
  2. Burial Transit Permit
  3. Letter of non-contagious diseases issued by an authorized health institution
  4. Letter of embalming
  5. Letter of sealed casket
  6. Original passport of the deceased
  7. I.D. (Tathkarat al-hawiya or Ikhraj Kaid) of the deceased
  8. Self-addressed stamped envelope 
  9. A money order payable to: “The Embassy of Lebanon” for the amount of $60:
    • the transfer of body fee is $50;
    • the registration of death fee is $10.
  10. The death registration form filled and signed by a member of the family and also emailed to with the requested attached documents

Kindly mail it to the address below:

Embassy of Lebanon

Attention: Legalization Department and Registration Department

2560 28th ST NW

Washington DC, 20008

Please note that you need to fill out an application form related to the registration of death (check registration of vital events section) in order to register the death at the Lebanese Vital Records Registry.

For further information, please contact 

Tel: (202)939-6301

e-mail: for the transfer of body

e-mail: for the registration of death

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