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Libya Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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 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.

Visa Note

Political conflict means visas issued by overseas Libyan missions may not be recognised in all parts of the country.

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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Libyan Embassy in US

Telephone: 202 944 9601/2
Address: , 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW Suite 705, Washington DC, 20037,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900 - 1630

British Embassy in Libya

Telephone: 213 351 084/5/6
Address: , 24th Floor, Tripoli Towers (formerly Bourj al Fateh), Tripoli, ,
Opening times:

Sun-Thurs: 0800-1515

Libyan Embassy in the UK (Consular section)

Telephone: 020 3006 9890
Address: , 61-62 Ennismore Gardens, London, SW7 1NH,
Opening times:

Mon-Wed 1000-1030 (visa application); Tues-Thurs 1400-1500 (visa collection).

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