Visa policy of Lebanon

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Visitors to Lebanon must obtain a visa from one of the Lebanon diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or one of the countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Lebanon

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of following 8 countries don't require visa to enter Lebanon for up to three months (unless otherwise stated):

Travelers of Lebanese origins traveling with any foreign passport and with a valid Lebanese national identity card, an expired Lebanese passport or a Lebanese civil document are exempted from visa requirements and admitted as Lebanese citizens.

1 – provided passport includes a national serial number.
2 – in any 6 months period.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Holders of the passports issued by the following 78 jurisdictions may obtain a visa for Lebanon on arrival at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal on their passport:[2]

Nationals of Algeria, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen can obtain a visa on arrival if they have been unable to obtain a prior approval from either a Lebanese embassy or the Lebanese Immigration Directorate and are holding US$ 2000, a non-refundable return or circle trip ticket, copy of a hotel reservation or private residential address, with telephone number in Lebanon.

Businessmen, Directors/General Managers, Employers, Physicians, Engineers and Lawyers possessing a valid residence in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries are granted an 11 months visa provided that its term doesn’t exceed the validity of their passport and residence.

Approval requirement[edit]

Nationals of Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe passports need an entry visa showing the approval numbers of the Immigration Directorate (Surete Generale) or a copy of the approval issued by Lebanese Immigration. The same applies to Nationals of Iraq holding visas issued by the Embassy of Lebanon in Baghdad, Iraq, after February 20, 2007, who also require prior approval from the Immigration Directorate.[3]


Holders of passports containing any Israeli visa or stamp are refused entry to Lebanon.[4]

Admission and transit is refused to holders of passports issued by both Israel and Palestine.[5][6]

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