passport should be valid for 30 days, at least, beyond the expiry date
of the visa.
duration of stay in Lebanon should not exceed the validity of the
visa, which starts on the day of issue (not of arrival in the
* Visas are
valid for a maximum period of six months. The length is discretionary.
application for minors should be signed by both parents in the
presence of the Consular Officer (or Notary Public, if applying by
mail). In case the minor is under guardianship, a certified copy of
the Court Order granting guardianship should be produced by the
visiting Lebanon are not allowed to take up employment unless they
have obtained an employment visa (see conditions below).
passport holders of Lebanese origin may enter Lebanon without a visa
provided they carry a proof of Lebanese identity when entering
should have written consent of both parents whether traveling alone or
in the company of one of their parents (notarized by a Notary Public,
if sent by mail).
* 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.
A Lebanese visa will not be issued on any passport or Travel Document
stamped with an Israeli visa or seal. Moreover, a Lebanese visa is
rendered invalid if an Israeli visa or seal will be stamped on the
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applying for a visa, the following documents should be
passport for 30 days, at least, beyond the expiry date of the visa.
Application Form, in duplicate, duly filled and completed.
passport size photo on each form.
- One photostat copy of the front pages of the passport where the identity
of the bearer is shown together with the details of the passport (No.,
Place & Date of issue, Validity … )
- A Money
Order or a Bank Cheque for the relevant amount payable to the “Embassy
self-addressed, stamped (or Priority Prepaid) return envelope.
in relation to the type of visa requested (hereunder).
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DIPLOMATIC and OFFICIAL Visas:
to holders of Diplomatic, Special or Service passports, as well as to
the Staff of International Organizations, upon presentation of a Note
from their Relevant Authority: Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
or Diplomatic Mission or UN Organization, indicating the purpose of
the trip, the date of arrival in Lebanon and the length of stay. These
visas are Courtesy visas.
2 - RESIDENCE
visas (Sejour): entitles the holder for a stay up to the end of
validity of the visa. The motives for the trip may be:
Visa applicants to attend business meetings, conferences, seminars …
in Lebanon should provide information about the nature of their
business and information on the conference/seminar, its venue, date as
well as the phone and fax numbers of the organizers in Lebanon.
Collective visas are possible in case of group travel.
Family/Friends VISIT: provide full details of members in Lebanon and
Visas: Foreign students intending to pursue University studies in
Lebanon may apply for a student visa through the University’s
Administration in order to obtain the prior authorization of the
Directorate General of the General Security. Once this authorization
is granted, it will be communicated to the Embassy or one of the
Consulates of Lebanon in the country of residence through the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. A visa valid for one month will be issued. Arab
students who fulfill their registration conditions may obtain their
visas free of charge at points of entry into Lebanon. Students are
required to obtain the appropriate Residence Permit once in Lebanon. A
prospective student must provide proof by means of a bank statement
that he is financially capable of paying for his tuition and
accommodation in Lebanon.
visa: Applications for employment are submitted by the Lebanese
company or person representing the applicant/s to the Ministry of
Labor for prior approval. Thereafter, these representatives should
present the application form to the Directorate General of the General
Security for its approval. The approval is communicated to the
Embassy or one of the Consulates of Lebanon, through the Ministry of
PALESTINIAN REFUGEES: Effective January 16, 1999, Palestinians holding
a Lebanese Travel Document do not need a visa to travel in and out of
3 - TRANSIT
Visas: Issued only for a single entry, valid for a maximum period of
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