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The expulsion from Lebanon

The expulsion of Arab refugees and foreigners which are considered offenders, and Entry prohibitions as preventive measures taken against them
 
Situation  Decision

 1- A citizen of Arab nationality or a foreigner detained by the general security in virtue of a condemnation

 
Will be sent to his country and an entry prohibition will be taken against him.

2- A citizen of Arab nationality or a foreigner detained by the general security in virtue of a condemnation then released via payment of the bail set, while waiting for the court’s decision.

Will be sent to his country and an entry prohibition will be taken against him until further notice.
He can enter just to participate in court hearings in virtue of a formal request by his representative.

3- A citizen of Arab nationality or a foreigner detained by the general security for attempting an illegal entry.

Will be sent to his country and an entry prohibition will be taken against him for a period of 5 years the first time, and 10 years at the second offense.

4- A citizen of Arab nationality or a foreigner that has violated the conditions of his residence.

 Will be sent to his country and an entry prohibition will be taken against him for a period of 3 years the first time, and 10 years at the second offense.

5- A Syrian refugee, detained by the general security in virtue of a condemnation.
Will be sent to his country and an entry prohibition will be taken against him.
 
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- A Syrian refugee, detained by the general security in virtue of a condemnation, then released via payment of the bail set, while waiting for the court’s decision.

Will be sent to his country and an entry prohibition will be taken against him until further notice.

He can enter just to participate in court hearings in virtue of a formal request by his representative.

 

7- A Syrian refugee, detained by the general security for attempting an illegal entry.

Will be sent to his country and an entry prohibition will be taken against him for a period of 1 year the first time, 5 years at the second offense, and 10 years at the third.

– A Syrian refugee that has lost his passport, or his ID card, and has informed the attorney general. An investigation reveals he entered the Lebanese territory legally.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
















  

A Syrian refugee that has lost his returning ticket, and receipt: An investigation reveals he entered the Lebanese territory legally.















A Syrian refugee that has lost his passport, or his ID card, and has informed the attorney general. An investigation reveals he entered the Lebanese territory illegally.


 

If he holds another identification document (passport, identity card, extract of civil status, etc.): 


A minute that conforms to regulations is done. The interested party that wishes to stay in Lebanon, he will be granted a 6months delay by the general security. If his stay has surpassed 6month, than he will be granted one year.


If his stay has surpassed a year, then his dossier is transferred to the bureau of Arabs and foreigners, so he can be granted an extra year, in return for paying the fees due.  If he wants to leave then he is given a 2week delay to do so.
If he doesn’t hold another identification document, then he has to have in hand any other document that can identify him, even if it’s not valid anymore. A minute is done, and the refugee is granted a delay of 48hours to leave Lebanon.

if he has the entry document he used in hand :
A minute that conforms to regulations is done. The interested party that wishes to stay in Lebanon, he will be granted a 6months delay by the general security. If his stay has surpassed 6month, than he will be granted one year.

If his stay has surpassed a year, then his dossier is transferred to the bureau of Arabs and foreigners, so he can be granted an extra year, in return for paying the fees due.  If he wants to leave then he is given a 2week delay to do so.
 
The attorney general is informed, and the refugee is therefore under investigations.

9 – A Syrian woman married to a Lebanese citizen that has lost an Identification document.

 

 A copy of the investigation report is provided to the refugee, and she is informed that she has to apply to get substitutes for the lost documents.

 
 
 
 
NB: the Syrian refugee that has lost his papers has to declare it in one month at the most, after the loss, extendable to 2months, only once.
 
   The immediate expulsion

It’s any process that consists in the expulsion of a passenger that consequently leaves the Lebanese territory towards the country of origin, or a third country as a transit, and stays at the airport of one of the latter.
 
The deportation or expulsion is immediate, when it is done 4 days after the expulsion from Lebanese territory, at the most. He shouldn’t leave the airport from which he is expelled, or the one from the country of transit.
 
Lebanese authorities authorize the immediate expulsion, when the situation fits to the one above-mentioned, without a previous approval by the general security, but the expulsion has to be done on the same flight, or the next flight directly (a return flight).
 
Lebanon does not deport a traveler if he was allowed to enter the country of transit, he has to go back to the latter therefore. The country of transit, will then find a solution, in cooperation with Lebanese authorities.
 
  The expulsion that is not immediate

It is any expulsion of a Lebanese passenger or Palestinian refugee holding a Lebanese travelling document that is multiple entry, or that whose residency is under consideration, and that has left Lebanon since more than 4 days, regardless of his status abroad.
 
The request of expulsion that is not immediate is submitted:
 
  • At the Lebanese embassy in the country of expulsion.
  • At the general security via the ministry of foreign affairs and immigrants, and the embassy of the country of expulsion located in Lebanon.
  • Directly at the general security via the embassy of the country of expulsion at Lebanon, in some extreme and urgent cases.
 
The request of expulsion that is not immediate holds the following:
 
  • The complete name of the deported
  • The name of the travelling document and the date of receipt
  • A document that underlines his citizenship
  • An ID photo of the deported
  • The date of arrival related to the country of expulsion
  • The name of his home town in Lebanon
  • A description of the events that lie between his departure from Lebanon, and his arrival to the country of expulsion
  • The causes of expulsion
  • The marital status of the deported (especially if his kids which are minors, have stayed in the country of expulsion)
  • The name and the family ties that lie between him any other expelled family member
  • The number of travel documents, and the date of receipt related to each
  • The precision related to the flight : whether it is a private flight, or a normal flight with or without official escorts
  • The name of the members of the escorts, the type of weapons he owns, the type and length of the residency in Lebanon: Laissez-passer, transit, temporary residency, etc.
 
The expulsion of a Lebanese citizen, or a Palestinian refugee holding a Lebanese travelling document, or a transit pass with multiple entries, via a third country is not acceptable if the deported has reached the country of destination in which he is allowed to enter. In this case, the records of the deported will be transferred to the country of destination, which will therefore be in charge of his deportation, in cooperation with the competent Lebanese authorities.
 
                                           Expulsion for judicial security reasons  

Even if the expulsion of the Lebanese citizen, or the Palestinian refugee holding a Lebanese travelling document, or a transit pass in the case of residency under consideration, valid for multiple entries, has been decided in virtue of a judicial decision in the country of expulsion:
 
It is however essential for the country of expulsion to get the previous agreement of the general ministry (Supreme Court), and the approval of the general security- Lebanon.
 
The judicial records held by the deported have to be transferred to both the Supreme Court, and the general security.
 
If the expulsion has been done for security reasons, only the approval of the general security is required.
 
                                               Collective expulsion

Collective expulsions in Lebanon are granted after consulting the general security via the ministry of foreign affairs. Meetings are organized to facilitate the decision making process.
 
  General dispositions

If the expulsion takes place on a private flight or a normal one with official escorts, regardless of the reasons of expulsion, the country of expulsion has to wait for the approval given by the general security, and the public ministry (Supreme Court).
 
If the flight is private, a request to land has to be made at the international airport of Beirut – general directorate of civil aviation.
 
  Expulsion from Syria to Lebanon
 
The following instructions are applied:  
 
The measures taken The situation
 




The departure card, as well as the seal will be formally retrieved
 A Lebanese citizen or a Palestinian refugee holding a residency permit, as well as identification documents, whose departure from Syria has been confirmed, because he isn’t authorized to enter the Syrian territory
 
An Arab or foreigner holding identification documents, as well as a Lebanese residency permit, whose departure from Lebanon has been approved, but the entry to Syria has not been authorized
 
.Records have to be submitted to the ministry of immigrants and Syrian passports
The documents in his possession must be authenticate
His testimony is registered at the border bureaus. Then the public ministry (Supreme Court) gives some indications to consider
 
A Lebanese citizen or a Palestinian refugee holding a Lebanese residency permit (under consideration), as well as identification documents, that has been expelled from Syria for judicial reasons, or security reasons

.Records have to be submitted to the ministry of immigrants and Syrian passports

His testimony is registered at the border bureaus. Then the public ministry (Supreme Court) gives some indications to follow
 
If the investigation reveals that the citizen is neither Lebanese, nor a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, nor the holder of a residency permit under consideration 
He is expelled to Syria, regardless of the arrival date to Lebanon
 A Lebanese citizen or a Palestinian refugee holding a Lebanese residency permit (under consideration), but no identification documents, that has been expelled from Syria for judicial reasons, or security reasons

If the investigation reveals his departure from Lebanon was done legally, as well as his entry to Syrian: then he has to be granted 3 months after his entry to Syria
An Arab or foreigner deported from Syria, holding identification documents, that has entered the Syrian territory via the Lebanese territory legally
 
Records have to be submitted to the ministry of immigrants and Syrian passports

If the investigation reveals that his entry in Lebanon was legal, but his entry in Syria was not His testimony is registered at the border bureaus. Then the public ministry (Supreme Court) gives some indications to follow
An Arab or foreigner deported from Syria, holding identification documents, that has entered the Syrian territory via the Lebanese territory illegally
 
He needs a previous authorization by the general security – Bureau au Bekaa – Masnaa, which requires a formal request by the ministry of immigration, and Syrian passports. (This formal request will contain, all information related to the expelled Arab or foreigner)
 
The bureau of operations will verify the validity of the information given, to confirm his residency in Lebanon before his arrival to Syria. The former will then inform Syrian authorities, via the bureau of Bekaa- Masnaa in the general security
 
Before granting the approval, the general security receives the deported in order to give his testimony. The public ministry (Supreme Court) gives later on some indications to follow
An Arab or foreigner deported from Syria, not holding any identification documents
An Arab or foreigner deported from Syria, holding a passport granted by the Lebanese embassy, not stamped upon entry on Lebanese territory
An Arab or foreigner deported from Syria that has entered Lebanon illegally, via a country other than Syria. This is proven by the general security following his work address, his name, the residence of his employer
 
 

G.S. Addresses

Central Direction
Central Direction
Central Direction
Adliyeh - Sami el Soleh street
01/386610 - 01/425610
Operation Room
Mathaf: 01/612401/2/5
Border centers / departments
Border centers / departments
Beirut International Airport
01/629150/1/2 - 01/628570
Beirut Port center
01/584400
Jounieh Port center
09/932852
Tripoli Port center
06/600789
Arida center 
06/820101
Abboudiye center 
06/815151
Bekayya center 
06/860023
Kaa center 
08/225101
Al Masnaa center 
08/620018
Sour Port center
07/742896
Saida Port center 
07/727455
Naqoura center 
07/460007
Jiyeh port center 
09/995516
 
Beirut
Beirut
Beirut Regional Department
01/429061 - 01/429060
Sports City Center 
01/843731 - 01/843730
 
North and Akkar
North and Akkar
Northern Lebanon and Akkar regional deparments
Northen Lebanon department
06/431778
Tripoli center
06/625572
Miniyeh center
06/463249
Zgharta center
06/661671
Bsharri center
06/671199
Koura center
06/950552
Batroun center
06/642384
Danniyeh center
06/490798-06/490877
Akkar department
06/695796
Mechmech center
06/895182
Halba center
06/690004
Qoubaiyat center
06/350028
Beino center
06/360345-06/361758
Bebnine center
06/470687
 
 
Beqaa and Baalbeck El Hermel
Beqaa and Baalbeck El Hermel
Beqaa and Baalbeck El Hermel regional department
Beqaa department
08/803666
Zahle center
08/823935
Joub Jannine center
08/660095
Rachaya center
08/590620
Ryak center
08/900201
Mashgharah center
08/651271
Bouarej center
08/540608
Baalbeck El Hermel department
08/374248
Baalbeck center
08/370577
Shmustar center
08/330106
Hermel center
08/200139
Deir el Ahmar center
08/321136
Laboueh center
08/230094
Nabi chit center
08/345104
 
South and Nabatieh
South and Nabatieh
Southern Lebanon and Nabatieh regional departments
Southern Lebanon department
07/724890
Saidon center
07/735534
Tyre center
07/741737
Jezzine center
07/780501
Jouaiyya center
07/411891
Qana center
07/430096
Zahrani center
07/260957
Nabatiyeh department
07/760727
Nabatieh center
07/761886
Bent Jbeil center
07/450010
Marjaayoun center
07/830301
Hasbaiyya center
07/550102
Jbaa center
07/211418
Tebnine center
07/326318
Chebaa center
07/565349
Al Taibah center
07/850614
 
Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon first department
05/920090
Baabda center
05/920090
Medhat El Hajj center
01/471912
Metn center
01/888647
Rayfoun center
09/957278 - 09/957275
Keserwen center
09/934425
Jbeil center
09/945868
Hamana center
05/533005
Dhour chweir center
04/392281
Bourj Hammoud center
05/920090
Haret Sakher center
09/637314
Kartaba center
09/405137-09/405144
Ghazir center
09/920752
Martyr Abdel Karim Hudruj center
01/552806
Mount Lebanon second department
05/501926
Aley center
05/554864
Chouefat center
05/431142
Chouf center
05/503529
Iklim Al Kharoub center
07/242047
Damour center
05/601254