Registration of Vital Events

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General Guidelines

Lebanese nationals residing overseas are required by law to register any change in their civil status with the nearest Lebanese Mission as soon as possible.

Application to register must be made in person by the appropriate person.

Only original documents will be accepted for all types of registration.  If the applicant requires the return of the documents by mail, then a stamped self-addressed or priority prepaid envelope should be provided. (The Consulate-General will not be responsible for their loss or damage).

No fees are collected for the registration of marriage, birth and death. Fees are collected for legalization of divorce documents and citizenship application.

Registrations are processed by the Consulate-General and the appropriate Certificate is drawn and forwarded with its attachments of supporting documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Emigrants in Beirut, which in turn forwards them to the Ministry of Interior (Directorate General of Civil Acts).  If the applicants wish to follow up the progress of their application in Lebanon in person, then an attestation indicating the No. & Date of the official mail forwarding their application to Beirut and then to the Ministry of Interior will be provided by the Consulate-General.

Marriage

I- If both spouses are Lebanese:

Lebanese I.D. Card or an Extract of Individual Civil Registry Record (Ikhraj Kayd Fardy) for each.

The official Australian Marriage Certificate issued by the Registry Office.

II- If either spouse in non-Lebanese:

Lebanese Partner’s (Husband/Wife) I.D. Card or an Extract of Individual Civil Registry Record (Ikhraj Kayd Fardy).

Foreign partner’s Birth Certificate & a copy of passport or driving licence.

The official Australian Marriage Certificate issued by the Registry Office.

N.B.: One year after the official registration IN LEBANON of the marriage, the wife has the right to apply for the Lebanese citizenship.

- One of the spouses.

Birth

"Only children of Lebanese fathers can be registered".

Before a birth registration can be processed by the Consulate-General, the parents must provide proof marriage certificate or a recent family census record “Ikhraj Kayd A’ily” verifying the registration of their marriage in the Civil-Acts Register in Lebanon. In case it is not, then the marriage must be registered either before or together with the birth registration.

Lebanese identity papers of both parents: an I.D. Card or a single Extract of Family Civil Registry Record (Ikhraj Kayd Fardy), plus a marriage certificate or a family census record (Ikhraj Kayd A’ily).

The official Australian Birth Certificate issued by the registration office.

Only Parents can register or the person in question if overage. 

Death

The Official Australian Death Certificate issued by the registration office.

Australian Passport for the deceased plus Lebanese passport or Lebanese ID Card or an Extract of a recent Individual or Family Civil Registry Record (Ikhraj Kayd Fardy or A’ily) for the deceased and his/her spouse.

Only direct beneficiaries can register.

Divorce

1- The marriage should first have been registered either in Lebanon or at any mission and executed in the Civil Acts Register in Lebanon.

2- The final divorce will take effect in Lebanon after sanction by the Relevant Court. For this reason, it is advisable for the applicant to nominate an attorney to follow up on the papers in Lebanon.

I- If both spouse are Lebanese:

The Lebanese identity papers for both husband & wife, “an I.D. Card or an Extract of Individual and Family Civil Registry Record (Ikhraj Kayd Fardy and A’ily).

Lebanese Marriage Certificate.

The Divorce Court Order translated in Arabic by accredited translator and both order and translation separately legalized by the State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (Authentication)

A fee in the amount of A$39.50 is charged by the Consulate-General: A$23.50 for the legalization of the Divorce Court Order, plus A$16.00 per page for the legalization of the translation. (Only cash or bank cheque/money order payable to the Consulate-General of Lebanon are accepted).

II- In case of a foreign partner:

Same as above plus the foreign partner’s Birth Certificate and a copy of his/her passport.

Citizenship

Acquiring another nationality does not result in losing the original Lebanese citizenship as Lebanon accepts the principle of dual citizenship.

Foreign wives of Lebanese husbands are entitled to obtain the Lebanese citizenship one year after the marriage has been entered in the Civil Acts Register in Lebanon.

A foreign wife entitled to Lebanese Citizenship and wishing to obtain it requires the following:

Applying for the Lebanese citizenship with her husband’s approval in writing.

Lebanese Marriage Certificate or a recent Extract of Family Civil Registry Record (Ikhraj Qayd A’ily), showing the date of registration of marriage.

The wife’s Birth Certificate.

The wife’s valid passport showing her current surname.

The husband’s Lebanese I.D. Card or Extract of Family Civil Registry Record (Ikhraj Qayd Fardy).

Co-habitation record to be executed by the head of mission after a thorough investigation.

A fee in the amount of A$31.50 is charged to process the citizenship application. (Only cash is accepted).

Last Modified Date 02/10/2018 - 04:41 AM
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