Lebanon

Visa Information

Consulate information

Address:

2560 28th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

Consular hours: Mon to Fri  9:30 am – 4 pm

Summer hours: Mon to Fri  9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Phone: (202) 939- 6300 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival or have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before departure. If not, travelers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, at their own expense. Travelers must complete an Airport Tracking Registration Form online. This will generate an approval e-mail or SMS which must be presented upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
  • CONSULAR JURISDICTION. Embassy of Lebanon has consular jurisdiction. Before applying, please visit Embassy of Lebanon in USA for jurisdiction information.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip, at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • Passengers with a passport containing any Israel Visa or stamp will be refused entry.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Portugal, Russian Fed., Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA, Venezuela if traveling as tourist via Beirut airport for a maximum stay of 30 days. Must have a valid passport and an address and telephone number in Lebanon. Eligibility for Visa on arrival
  • NO VISA NEEDED.  US citizens with a US passport that is valid for more than six months do not need to obtain a Lebanese visa prior to traveling to Lebanon if the duration of their visit is less than one month.
  • Trinidad & Tobago nationals should have a previous authorization issued by the General Security in Lebanon to obtain a Lebanese visa.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
Copy of passport vital information page
Invitation letter
Letter should be addressed to the Consulate General of the Embassy in Washington DC. Must include: applicant's name as in passport, passport number, detailing the reason for traveling, dates, name, address and telephone number of the host.
Copy of ID of person signing the invitation letter
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Enclose a pre-paid return envelope
the GC Visa office will provide.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
3 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Business/Tourist88.00Single
Business/Tourist125.00Double
Business/Tourist175.00Multiple3 months
Business/Tourist175.00Multiple6 months

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: May 11, 2022