Places in Libya

Libya 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 Libya, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

You must register with the police within a week of arrival; your tour operator or host company will usually arrange this for you. If you do not register, you risk having to pay a fine upon departure.

Passports with Israeli stamps are not valid for entry into Libya.

Visas

Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

If travelling on business, you require a letter of invitation from a company operating in Libya.

Types and cost

Single-entry visit visa: £65; single-entry business visa: £100; multiple-entry visa: £150.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Temporary residence

Residency paperwork will be organised by your company if you are employed in Libya.

Working days

Allow two days for visa processing.

Embassies and tourist offices

Libyan Embassy in US
Telephone: 202 944 9601/2 Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900 - 1630
British Embassy in Libya
Telephone: 213 351 084/5/6 Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-tripoli Opening times: Sun-Thurs: 0800-1515
Libyan Embassy in the UK (Consular section)
Telephone: 020 3006 9890 Website: http://libya.embassyhomepage.com/ Opening times: Mon-Wed 1000-1030 (visa application); Tues-Thurs 1400-1500 (visa collection).
Edited by Jane Duru
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