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The terms and conditions to grant a Lebanese visa

 1- The authorities in charge of delivering the visas :
11- The general directorate of general security (previous authorization): the request is made at the regional departments by the interested party (Lebanese citizen, Palestinian refugee, the owner of a temporary visa, a permanent, a diplomatic, or a particular visa, as well as a residency permit of first or second class).
 
  • A decision taken by the general director.
 
  • A decision taken by the director of the following department: the bureau of naturalization, passports, and foreigners.
 
12- Visas delivered by departments or border posts -
13- Lebanese missions abroad can grant visas with the authorization of the general security, and under the responsibility of the mission’s director.
  1. The type of visas
 
21- A work visa authorized by the ministry of labor
 
22- A visa for a visit:
 
221- Individual tourism
 
222- Touristic groups, student groups, or sports groups
 
223- Student visa
 
224- A student in religion, a clergy member, a volunteer or a missionary
 
225- Sanitary services
 
226- Show up at an embassy or an official entity
 
227- A friendship or a relationship of some sort
 
228- Family reasons
 
229 – Transit
 
229 bis – work (commercial, consultation, training, etc.)
33- The visas delivered by the department of artists following special conditions


 
  1. The requested documents : 
The type of visa The requested documents Comments
 
31- Diverse visas 
 
    -A filled visa application that is handed out by the interested party (Lebanese or foreigner) residing legally in Lebanon (with the exception of the 3rdand 4rth category) or by a touristic institution, or an enterprise (industrial, commercial, civil…), a legal person, or a club.
 
     -A certified copy of the ID card, the passport and the residency permit owned by the concerned citizen.
 
  • If the interested party is an enterprise, a legal person, or a club, he has to hand out all the legal documents requested (commercial register, investment permit, etc.)
 
    -A certified copy of the passport that’s valid for 6months at least.
 
      -If the refugee doesn’t live in his country of origin, or doesn’t own a foreign travelling document, he has to have in hand a resident permit for 6months at least.
 
  • If the refugee has a FREMMEDPAS travelling document or an Egyptian travelling document, he has to have in hand a certified copy of a return visa valid for more than 6months, as well as a certified copy of the residence permit.
 
    -      If the refugee owns a Palestinian passport, or a Jordanian passport without a national number, he has to have in hand a document authorizing his return.
 
     -A residency permit and a plane ticket  
 
  • A private insurance
 
     -A document that underlines the profession of the interested party
 
  • An ID photo
 
  • A guarantee certified by a competent notary
 
     -When it comes to visa requests made abroad by the interested party :
 
     -The new version is available at embassies, the application has to be filled out, and an id photo has to be attached to the latter
 
 
32 – Touristic group
 
 
NB : in regional departments via touristic institutions for groups  having 8 members at the most
 
NB : for groups that have more than 8 membres, special conditions prevail
 
 
33- Individual touristic visit  
 
 
  • A hotel reservation that underlines the date of entry, and exit, the addressee of residency and the title deeds or leases
 
  • A plane ticket
 
    -A statement of account, a credit card, an attestation of profession, and salary
 
 
 
 
34- Student visa
 
 
  • An admission statement of a university or an institution that’s accredited in Lebanon, or a student card.
 
     -A document that proves he has sufficient funds to finance his studies
 
NB : Those who are in receipt of a grant or scholarship are exempted from both documents
 
 
35- visit for medical purposes
 
 
  • A medical report
 
     -A document that underlines the appointment for a checkup at the hospital or by a doctor
 
     -A document that proves he has sufficient funds
 
 
36- show up at the embassy
 
 
     -A document that underlines an appointment at the embassy
 
    -A hotel reservation or an address of residency
 
 
37- Transit
 
 
      -A visa or a residency permit if the country where he comes from is not his country of origin
 
 
 
 
38- work visa
 
 
     -A document that underlines the length of his stay, the reason and the address related to his visit
 
     -A document that underlines the commercial relationship in play 
 
     -A document that underlines his solvency
 
 
NB : this request is made at the bureau of public relations. The visa is granted for one month and is renewable one time.
 
39- family visit
 
     -All the documents requested in 31
 
  -A document that shows the family tie (marriage certificate, birth certificate, extract of family civil register)   
 
 
39 bis – A visit for an engagement
   
 
     -All the documents requested in 31
 
     -A document proves there is an engagement
 
 
 
NB :
  • In the case of an approval the following phrase will be added
‘executing the marriage to avoid a second request’
 
    -If there is no document proving the engagement, the visit is assumed to be a friendly visit
 
Work visa
 
 
Terms and conditions are specific in this case
 
 
 
  1. The instructions for coordination :
 
41- Handing over all the documents doesn’t necessarily mean he will be granted a visa
42- The general directorate of general security can eventually request further documents.
43- The requested documents have to be in Arabic, French or English. 44- The visas mentioned in 32 / 33 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 39 / 39 bis / are not renewable. They can’t be changed into a work visa without an official decision taken by the general director.

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