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Egypt Commercial Documents Legalization

Egypt requires the authentication of all commercial documents that originate outside of the country. 

All commercial and business contracts and/or documents must be notarized and certified to be legally recognized by the Government of Egypt.

To legalize a commercial document, a company must follow the following steps:

  1. Authenticate the document by a Notary Public
  2. Certify the document by the relevant Secretary of State 
  3. Certify the document by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
  4. Authenticate the document by the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C. or the appropriate consulate having jurisdiction. 

To legalize a commercial invoice or certificate of origin, a company must:

  1. Have the document signed by the company representative and notarized
  2. Certify the document with the U.S. Department of State
  3. Authenticate the document by Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C or the appropriate consulate having jurisdiction. 


Egyptian Embassies and consulates located in the United States: 

  • Washington, D.C.
    3521 International Court NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Tel: (202) 966-6342
  • New York, NY
    866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 586
    New York, NY 10017
    Tel: (212) 759-7120
  • Chicago, IL
    500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1900
    Chicago, IL 6061
    Tel: (312) 828-9162
  • Los Angeles, CA
    6300 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Tel: (323) 933-9700
  • Houston, TX
    5718 Westheimer Road, Suite 1350
    Houston, TX 77057
    Tel: (713) 961-4915