Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Chicago 

Egyptian Birth Certificates 


Egyptian birth certificates could be applied for either personally at the Egyptian Consulate in Chicago or by mail.


1. Applying in Person

To obtain an Egyptian birth certificates, a birth registration needs to be processed first. Purchasing Forms (26 and 40) from the Consulate. It must be filled and signed by the parent. (45 USD for Form-26, and 25 USD for Form-40).

Forms must be accompanied with the following documents:

  • The original American birth certificate as well as a copy (The Consulate will only keep the copy)
  • Valid Egyptian passport of the father
  • Valid Egyptian passport of the mother
  • Copy of the Marriage certificate of the parents
  • Two current photos for the child, white background
  • Documents providing proof of any change of name or religion


2. Application by Mail

Applicants who prefer to process their applications by mail should first send a cover letter request to the Consulate General accompanied with a return envelope (ONLY UPS or United States Priority Mail) and a money order addressed to the Consulate of Egypt in Chicago with a total of 70 USD (45 USD for Form-26, and 25 USD for Form-40), including copies of all above mentioned documents (testifying that they are true copies of original of documents).


After receiving, completing and signing both forms (must be notarized by a Notary Public), they should be returned to the Consulate-General In addition, a return envelope must also be provided (ONLY UPS or United States Priority Mail).

Processing applications usually takes 8-10 weeks in Cairo. Once received, the Consulate-General will send the requested documents to the applicants.


3. Important Remarks:

  • Egyptian regulations currently does not allow writing combined names in birth certificates. Therefore, only one name of the newborn should be on the application regardless of what appears in non-Egyptian birth certificates. 


4. American Birth Certificate


Egyptian birth certificates could also be directly obtained from Egypt using the American birth certificates. It has to be authenticated and translated by the Consulate-General first. (The cost of authenticating and translating the document in the Consulate-General of Egypt in Chicago is 50 USD in paid money order.)

The above requirements must be provided as well.