Lebanon visa application

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Who requires a Lebanon visa?

Required by all except the following:
(a) nationals of Syria for unlimited stays, provided arriving directly from Syria (check with Embassy for current regulations);
(b) nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon and the UAE for stays of up to 3 months;
(c) transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft provided holding onward or return documentation and not spending the night at or leaving the airport.

Note: 1. The following can obtain their visas on arrival at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry at the Lebanese border, providing passport holders do not possess an Israeli stamp, and they hold return or onward tickets:

(a) nationals of countries listed in the chart above;
(b) nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China (PR), Costa Rica, Cyprus, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Switzerland and Venezuela.
The above list is subject to frequent changes. All visitors requiring a visa should contact the Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy) before leaving for details about where to obtain their visa; see Contact Addresses section.


Restricted entry: The Government of Lebanon refuses entry to holders of Israeli and Palestinian passports, holders of passports containing a visa for Israel, valid or expired, used or unused and passports with entry stamps to Israel.

What documents will be required?
Passport valid for 6 months required by all except nationals of Syria arriving from their country with a valid national ID.
Application to: Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Contact Addresses section.

Application requirements: (a) Valid passport. (b) Two completed application forms. (c) Two passport-size photos. (d) Fee payable by cash or postal order only. (e) For Visitor visas, a letter of invitation from Lebanese host or confirmation of accommodation booking from travel agent. (f) For Business visas, a letter of invitation from the Lebanese host company and/or the applicant’s company in country of origin. (g) Stamped, self-addressed, registered envelope for postal applications.

Note: Children under 18 years old require written consent from their parents/guardian before their visa can be processed


  1. Entry permit for a period not exceeding 48 hours: Free of charge.
    Entry permit for a period between 48 hours and 15 days: 25000 LP (Lebanese Pounds or Lebanese Lira).

  2. Stay irrespective of its validity period and for a single entry: 50000 LP.
    For a double entry 75000 LP.
    For a triple and above 100000 LP.

Visit or Tourist Visa

Requested documents:

  1. Application for a visit visa presented by a Lebanese or foreigner living legally on Lebanese territories or by an industrial, commercial or touristic Institution. The demand should be made in accordance with the requirements of The "General Security".

  2. Photocopy of the applicant's identity card or passport or civil status certificate or stay permit.

  3. Photocopy of the visitor's passport - An engagement from the visitor that he will leave the country.

  1. fee: free of charge

  2. Processing time : 15 days.

    Visa (Family Visit - Lebanese origin)
    Please send the following documents to the consulate in your Jurisdiction.

    • Fill out a Visa Application form*
    • One passport-sized photo
    • One valid original Passport
    • Photocopies of the passport pages containing the full name, photo, passport #, issue date, and expiry date (one copy of each page)
    • One copy of Lebanese I.D. (Tathkarat al-Hawiya or Ikhraj Kayd)
    • For minors, a Parental Consent Form* from both parents allowing their dependents to travel to Lebanon is required; If one of the parents is of Lebanese origin, please include a copy of the Marriage Certificate
    • One certified self-addressed, stamped envelope (NOT Fed-Ex, DHL, UPS etc.)
    • Money order (no cash or checks accepted) payable to the Embassy of Lebanon in the amount of:
      • $35.00 single entry per person
      • $70.00 multiple entries per person
Additional Lebanese visa information:

Passports must not have any Israeli seals, stamps or visas.

Minors under 18 must have a notarized letter of consent from both parents, allowing their dependent(s) to travel to Lebanon.

Maximum stay: 90 days Call for group discounts (5 and more)

Lebanon visa fees for citizens of United States

Type of visa / processing time Valid up to days Embassy fee Our fee Total cost
Single entry / 3 business days 90 35.00 44.95 79.95
Multiple entry / 3 business days 90 70.00 44.95 114.95
Transit visa / 3 business days 3 20.00 44.95 64.95
Diplomatic / Official / 3 business days 90 0.00 44.95 44.95


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