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The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Libya – Fact File
Country name Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Population 6 million – July 2007 estimate
Languages Arabic [official], English and Italian [Commercial]
Currency Libyan Dinar [LD] = 1,000 dirhams
Official Religion Islam
Capital Tripoli
Business Hours Government Offices & States Enterprises:
08:00 to 12:00 [Sunday to Thursday]
Banks: 08:00 to 12:00 [Sunday to Thursday]
Hours vary during Summer/Winter months
Embassy requirements and legalisation fees
All shipments to Libya must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and must be certified by the JA-ICC. If legalisation is required then our Chamber will arrange legalisation by the Libyan Embassy in London.
If an original Invoice is not required for certification and/or legalisation then a photocopy must be presented as back-up.
The Libyan Embassy will only accept documents for legalisation on a Monday and Tuesday.
The Certificate of Origin must show the Invoice value in Box 6.
The Libyan Embassy requires a clear authenticated Arabic translation of all documents presented for legalisation, this includes back-up documents. Our Chamber provides this translation service at a cost €40.00 per translated page.
Any documents which does not relate to a Cert. of Origin must be stamped by the Dept. of Foreign Affairs prior to our certification. Our Chamber can undertake this at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Every Invoice is required to be accompanied by a separate Arab-Irish Cert. of Origin. Alternatively, if one consignment is covered by more than one invoice, a signed summary invoice referring to all the individual invoices must be used. The individual details of each invoice i.e. Invoice number and value must be stated on the summary invoice which must also show a total value and currency at the end.
Please check with the JA-ICC as legalisation fees for the Certificate of Origin is calculated on a daily basis.
Invoice [Original or copy] € 11.00
Other documents € 40.00
Copy Certificates of Origin € 11.00


As from 29th October, the Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce is offering an ‘Arabic Stamp’, Translation and Certification Service to business people who require an Arabic translation in their Irish passport for visa purposes.

The service includes;-

- The insertion of the prescribed template in the passport

- The translation into Arabic of the required information from the
  passport details

- Certification of the accuracy of the translation by the Chamber

Service fee; €55.00

If your passport is already has the Arabic template then the fee is €40.00.

Under normal circumstances, this service is delivered to each applicant within 30 minutes during normal office hours which are as follows;

Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 4.45pm
Friday: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Lunch: 1.00pm to 2.00pm

The only requirements are to bring the passport to the Chamber’s office for processing and to pay the fee – cash or cheque on delivery. Passport must be valid for 6 months

Passport Office; It is essential that all such ‘Arabic Stamps’ translations are then presented at the Passport Office in Molesworth Street, Dublin to receive the official stamp of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Our Chamber can provide this service for an additional cost of €30.00 which will cover our courier costs and waiting time at the Passport Office.

The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce is the only organisation which is approved by the Passport Office and the Libyan Embassy to provide this service.

Holders of British Passports please contact your own British Embassy in Dublin as they will stamp your passport with the Arabic template before we translate and certify same. For all other nationalities please contact your own Embassy if available in Dublin.
Federation of Jamahiriya Chambers of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture
26 Bandong St.
P.O.Box: 12556,
Tel.: (+218 21) 4441457 or 4441613
Fax: (+218 21) 3340155
Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.
We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibility for any transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an Embassy.
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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