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The National Lebanese Army
LEBANESE BORN AFTER 1973 AND WHO HAVE COMPLETED 18
YEARS OF AGE ARE WANTED FOR THE MILITARY SERVICE, BUT MAY BE EXEMPTED
TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY IN CERTAIN CASES. FAILURE TO PRESENT
THEMSELVES TO THE MOBILIZATION DEPARTMENTS OF THE ARMY OR TO APPLY FOR
EXEMPTION IS CONSIDERED A BREACH OF LAW.
YOUNG MEN RESIDING ABROAD (9 months in a single year)
ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TEMPORARY / DEFINITIVE EXEMPTION. THE FOLLOWING
REGULATIONS APPLY TO THEM:
A. In the cases of Temporary Exemption:
The Military Draft may be postponed for Residents
abroad whether students or otherwise, provided they live abroad for a
continuous period of 9 months in a single year and supply the
supporting documents to prove their residency.
documents need to be attested by the Lebanese Embassy or one of the
Consulates (Kindly refer to the
Area of Jurisdiction).
Then the attestation should be presented to the Ministry of National
Defense in Lebanon after being legalized by the Lebanese Ministry of
Foreign Affairs in Beirut. The exemption takes effect once the
attestation is completed and submitted.
The Embassy will issue an attestation on the basis of
the following documents:
- A proof of residency = A “travel movement” or
“evidence of residence status” from the Immigration Department, OR
Copy of Residence Permit OR Copy of Australian / NZ passport (plus one
- Two copies of Lebanese I.D. (I.D. Card or Individual
Civil Registry Record (Ikhraj Kayd Fardy) or Lebanese Passport.
- Two passport size photos.
Military Draft Exemption Application Form
stating current address and phone number.
- Self-addressed, stamped (or Priority Prepaid) return
- Money Order or a Bank Cheque in the amount of A$
23.50 payable to the “Embassy of Lebanon” (The fees are subject to
change without notice. Receipts are issued when no Consular Stamps
equivalent to the amount of the fees in Lebanese Pounds, are affixed).
B. In the cases
of Definitive Exemption:
A residency abroad
for a continuous period of FIVE years, at least, entitles the Draftees
for a full or Definitive Exemption.
Any person who
applied and received Temporary Exemption in 5 years in a row falls
under this category. Others who have not done so are required to
submit their documents in support of their claim, as stated above.
Areas of Jurisdiction & Addresses|
List of Consular Fees| Registration of Civil Acts|
Passports, Laisser-Passer & Travel Documents
Power of Attorney|
Will | Legalisation of Signatures & Documents|
Visas| Military Draft|
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