Guidelines for Lebanon Visa

How to apply for Lebanon visa? - Everything you need to know!

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Who requires a Lebanon visa?

Almost every country in the world needs a visa to Lebanon

There are however the following countries that do not require one:

  • Bahrain
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

If you are from the countries mentioned above then you can remain in Lebanon for up to 6 months without a visa

How to apply for a Lebanon visa on arrival?

If you are eligible for a visa on arrival then you can apply for one at an airport in Lebanon. Here is what you need:

  • Phone number
  • Evidence of accommodation
  • Return ticket
  • A valid passport

Lebanon visa on arrival countries

The countries that are eligible to apply for a Lebanon visa on arrival are:

  • EU Member States
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Georgia
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela

How to apply for a Lebanon visa at an embassy or consulate?

The steps to take if you apply for a Lebanon visa at a diplomatic mission in your home country are:

  • Find the nearest Lebanese diplomatic mission
  • Schedule an appointment or contact them to know more about the requirements of the visa application
  • Gather the necessary documents for the application and afterward submit them
  • Lastly, pay the visa fee

Lebanon visa types

  • Tourist visa – Granted for tourism purposes
  • Business visa – Granted to people who want to travel to Lebanon for business purposes
  • Work visa – To apply for this type of visa you will firstly need to find a job in Lebanon and have the employer apply for an authorization
  • Transit visa – Granted to people who need to travel to a third destination through Lebanon
  • Residence visa – If you wish to remain in Lebanon temporarily or permanently for purposes of work, study or joining a relative, then you will need a Lebanon residence visa.

Lebanon visa requirements

If you apply for a Lebanese visa at a diplomatic mission then you will need the following documents:

  • Application form of the visa
  • A valid travel document (passport)
  • Passport copy
  • Permit of residence
  • A passport photograph
  • Evidence of financial resources or bank statements
  • Accommodation evidence
  • Round-trip ticket
  • Employment evidence

You will also need additional documents depending on the type of visa that you apply for.

For a Lebanon business visa you will need:

  • Invitation letter from the business partner or organization
  • Evidence of the business relationship between partners

For Lebanon family visa:

  • Evidence of the relationship you have with the relative

For a medical assistance visa:

  • Medical reports
  • Evidence of the medical assistance you will receive in Lebanon

Professional training visa:

  • Letter of invitation
  • Training program itinerary

For Lebanon study visa:

  • Admission letter
  • Evidence that you have sufficient funds for your studies

For a work visa:

  • Ministry of Labor’s approval
  • Other documentation depending on your case

For a transit visa:

  • Documentation for the other country that you are going to travel at

Lebanon visa validity

The validity of a Lebanon visa is:

  • One month valid for visas on arrival, however, do know that they can be extended.
  • The visas applied at an embassy or consulate can be valid for 15 days, one month, three months, and six months from the date of entry into Lebanon.