Visa

Visas

Prior to starting a new visa request, Applicants are required to check the Jurisdiction guidelines in order to verify whether their state of residence falls under the Lebanese Embassy’s jurisdiction (Washington D.C), or under its affiliated Consulates General ( Los Angeles, Detroit or New York ).

US citizens with a US passport that is valid for more than six months do not need to obtain a Lebanese visa prior to traveling to Lebanon if the duration of their visit is less than one month.

Visa requirements for US Citizens:

A completed Application form

Original Passport that is valid for more than 6 months (Not a travel document )

A copy of your passport (First page only)

One passport-size photo that complies with Standards

One large empty, stamped, self-addressed envelope from USPS or FedEx. Kindly keep the tracking of your return envelope at hand, as the embassy is not responsible for any lost return mail (in person applicants are exempt from this step ).

A money order/cashier check payable to the “Embassy of Lebanon” in the amount of:

$35.00 single entry per person

$70.00 multiple entries per person (up to 6 months)

For minors, a notarized Parental Consent form signed by both parents is required, which allows their dependents to travel to Lebanon along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and a copy of both parents’ ID. ( To be submitted with the application )

Visa requirements for U.S. Diplomatic and Official Visas:

A completed Application form

Original Passport that it is valid for more than 6 months.

Official letter explaining the nature of the mission/ purpose of the visit.  (e.g., Dept. of State, Dept. of the Army, Dept. of the Navy, etc.)

A copy of your passport (First page only)

One passport-size photo that complies with Standards

One large empty, stamped, self-addressed envelopes from USPS or FedEx. Kindly keep the tracking of your return envelopes at hand, as the embassy is not responsible for any lost return mail (in person applicants are exempt from this step).

N.B.: This is a courtesy visa

Visa Requirements for NON US Citizens and Other Nationalities:

A completed Application form

Original Passport that it is valid for more than 6 months ( Not a travel document )

A copy of your passport ( First page only )

One passport-size photo that complies with Standards

A copy of the applicant’s Permanent residency card or US Visa.

A hotel reservation, or a clear address of the place of residence and a telephone number. An invitation sent by a citizen or resident that includes a copy of a Lebanese ID or a residence permit valid for at least 3 months.

One large empty, stamped, self-addressed envelopes from USPS or FedEx. Kindly keep the tracking of your return envelopes at hand, as the embassy is not responsible for any lost return mail (in person applicants are exempt from this step ).

A money order/cashier check payable to the “Embassy of Lebanon” in the amount of:

$35.00 single entry per person

$70.00 multiple entries per person ( up to 6 months )

For minors, a notarized Parental Consent form signed by both parents is required, which allows their dependents to travel to Lebanon along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and copy of both parents’ ID. ( Should be submitted with the application )

For housekeepers, the following documents are needed as well:

Valid Passport of the House Keeper.

US valid visa.

A letter from the employer (affidavit of support).

Proof of health insurance coverage.

Click here for more information on the list of countries that have the right to a Lebanese Visa either through embassy or upon arrival.

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