Our Lebanon Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Lebanon’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Lebanon.
Unless you are a citizen of the following listed Countries, you will be required to obtain a visa before entering Lebanon. Failure to obtain a visa could result in you being deported.
- The United States
- The United Kingdom
Entry into Lebanon
Since October 2022, cases of cholera have been reported across the nation. Cholera is a bacterial illness that is transmitted through contaminated food or water. Consume only boiled or bottled water, and make sure food has been properly prepared. There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Lebanon. There is no requirement to present vaccination or testing certificates for COVID-19.
There is a straight forward criteria when applying for a Lebanon visa. The criteria is designed to assist travellers in knowing what documents will be needed to obtain the visa before travelling. The criteria is listed below.
Application for a visa.
A valid passport.
A photocopy of the passport.
A recent passport-size image.
Statement of account from the last three months.
Evidence of residence in Lebanon.
Evidence of a return ticket.
It takes between three and fifteen business days to issue a visa for Lebanon. The application process can take up to a month in exceptional circumstances.
Appointment waiting times for a visa can vary depending on what kind of visa you are applying for. A visitor visa appointment could take around 225 days. A student visa could take around 106 days, and all other non-immigrant visa appointments can take around 19 days.
Who can visit Lebanon without a visa?
The citizens of:
- The United States
- The United Kingdom
can enter Lebanon without a visa if their passports are valid for at least six months beyond their anticipated date of arrival. All other Countries require a visa before entry.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
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|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
There are various types of visas available in Lebanon. Each visa is for a different purpose of visit, so it is imperative to ensure you apply for the correct visa for yourself before travelling. The types of visas available are:
- The Lebanon Tourist Visa is only issued to those entering the country for tourism or recreation.
- Visa issued to foreigners who are travelling to Lebanon for business activities, including meetings, conferences, etc.
- Lebanon Work Visa.
- Lebanon Transit Visa.
- Lebanon Residence Visas.
What to do if your Lebanon visa is rejected?
You have the right to challenge this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that decided to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Lebanon visa and the reasons for the refusal. People regularly ask us how we can “ensure” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please reach out with us if your visa application has been rejected.
A visa’s validity can be extended. This information is available straight from the Lebanon Department of Migration.
It depends on your country of residence or the laws and requirements of the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center. In some countries, mailing your documents to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center through courier is sufficient.
No, a Schengen visa only allows for a maximum 90-day stay in a Schengen country. To extend your stay, you must apply for a residence permit. If you wish to apply for a Czech Republic visa with a validity of more than 90 days, you may submit a D-visa application. A D-visa application must be submitted to the Czech Republic’s embassy; this type of application will only be authorised under exceptional circumstances.