Documents Needed

Begin by assembling the following documents:


  • Your Marriage Certificate
  • The Birth Certificate of non-Lebanese spouse
  • The Birth Certificate of each child

(Actually, the required documents for each case are enumerated on the respective application form posted on the website of the appropriate consulate)

Steps to Follow:

Step 1: If you know your family’s registration number in your ancestral village, complete the Application for Family Civil Registry, also known as a Family Ikhraj Qayd. If you do not know it, please fill out the Registration Request Form, providing all the details, and we will inquire about it on your behalf.

Step 2: Fill out the appropriate form 

***[Project Roots Birth and/or Marriage Registration-- Fillable Form]***

[General forms: Marriage, Birth, Citizenship, Death]

[Specific forms for: DC, DT, LA, NY]

Please note that copies of the original documents are also accepted in order to start the process.

In the case of Marriage to a Non-Lebanese Woman:
One year after registering the marriage in the Vital Statistics Office in Lebanon, the following supporting documents are required to be presented to the appropriate Lebanese Embassies and Consulates:

  • 2 copies of a family civil registry record (Ikhraj Qayd)
  • Notarized petition (including husband's request and approval) in Arabic OR other language from the wife requesting Lebanese citizenship
  • Proof of cohabitation
  • 2 copies of the wife's birth certificate
  • 2 copies of the wife's passport showing the change in her last name
  • 2 copies of the Lebanese passport of the husband
  • 2 copies of the Lebanese Marriage Certificate
  • 2 envelopes, stamped & self-addressed (NOT Fed-Ex, DHL, UPS or other)

 Registration is free of charge


Step 3: Mail the completed form(s) to the nearest Lebanese Embassy or Consulate which, in turn, will forward it/them to the proper Lebanese authorities for processing. If you would like Project Roots to take care of that for you, contact us here.


Step 4: If you have performed the procedure on your own, ask the Lebanese Embassy or Consulate for the File Tracking Number, the date of submission and the number of the diplomatic pouch in which your application was sent to Lebanon.


Step 5: Provide us with your tracking information above (Step Four), so we can assist in following up on your file.

If your paperwork is in order, your file will be automatically processed and activated. You will be informed by the Lebanese Embassy or Consulate of your status.


Source: Register Lebnani

Registration of Vital Records Links

Lebanese Consulate in DC

Lebanese Consulate in NY

Lebanese Consulate in Detroit

Lebanese Consulate in LA

Maronite Foundation in the World




Director: Nada Salem Abisamra

Contact: Tel: (917) 755-0499 || Email:

Last updated: Mar 3rd 2015