Lebanon Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

To enter Lebanon, a passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas for Lebanon are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft - providing they hold onward or return documentation and do not spend the night at, or leave, the airport.

Nationals listed in the chart above can obtain a one-month visa on arrival at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry at the Lebanese border. The visa is renewable for three months.

It is likely you will be refused entry if you have an Israeli visa or stamp in your passport.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Lebanon.

Types and cost

Single-entry visa on arrival: free.

In advance: single-entry tourist visa: £25; multiple-entry tourist visa: £50.

Validity

Visa on arrival: one month initially, renewable for three months.

Single-entry visa in advance: 15 days, one month or three months; multiple-entry visa in advance: three or six months. If applying for a visa in advance from the embassy, you must enter Lebanon within 90 days of the date of issue.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Processing times for visas applied for before travelling to Lebanon vary according to the nationality of the applicant. Please contact the embassy for information on individual cases.

Extension of stay

Extending a stay in Lebanon without permission is a serious offence. A fee will be payable before departure is permitted. To extend your one-month visa, you must visit the nearest General Security office (www.general-security.gov.lb). 

Entry with children

Sole parents entering the country with children may be required to present written permission from the other parent of the child in question.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in the USA
Telephone: (202) 939 6300 Website: http://www.lebanonembassyus.org
Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7229 7265 Website: http://www.lebaneseembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1530
Edited by Jane Duru

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