EGYPT: How to obtain a copy of your divorce records

Divorce in Egypt: How to get a copy of your divorce records

Egypt's Uprising

With the civil upheaval going on in Egypt at the moment, I thought it would be a good time to piggyback on it, and talk about divorce in Egypt. But from the perspective of someone who is here in the U.S. and who wants to obtain their divorce records in Egypt. Well, it looks like it may not be a great time to get it given all that is happening at the moment and the Mubarak regime on the verge of extinction. Even under better circumstances, i.e., no civil unrest, getting your divorce records from Egypt can prove to be a task in and of itself. I did some research into it, and I found a pretty informative article on Ehow. Here’s what they say about getting your divorce records in Egypt:

Go to the nearest Egyptian consulate. The Egyptian consulates are located in Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago. They will be able to guide you smoothly through the process of acquiring an Egyptian divorce record.
Embassy of the Arabic Republic of Egypt
3521 International Ct. NW
Washington DC 2008
Consulate General of A.R.E. in New York
1110 Second Ave, Ste 201
New York, NY 100022
Consulate Genera of A.R.E. in Chicago
500 N Michigan Ave, Ste 1900
Chicago, IL 60611
Houston Consulate Office
1990 Post Oak Blvd, Ste 2180
Houston, TX 77056
Consulate General of A.R.E in Los Angeles(former San Francisco)
As of July 19, 2010, the Consulate closed in San Francisco and will reopen at an undetermined date in Los Angeles. If you live closest to the Los Angeles or San Francisco, contact the New York Consulate for help.

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    Fill out appropriate forms. The Egypt Department of Civil Status requires you to fill out Form 40 in order to get a transcript of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. You must provide proof of relations to the names listed on the divorce document, whether you are the person or you are requesting on behalf of a relative. Your local Egyptian Consulate will send the application to the civil registry where the divorce was registered in Egypt, and they will send back a transcribed divorce document.

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    Pay applicable fee. The consulates will handle divorce proceedings for Egyptian nationals abroad, and there is a $100 fee associated with that where both parties receive a copy of the divorce certificate. The fee to obtain a record only varies depending upon the delivery method and location and you will have to contact your local consulate for accurate pricing.
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