Yes - A visa is required for travel to Lebanon

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A valid passport and tourist visa are required to visit Lebanon. Please note: entry not granted to passports showing Israeli visas or stamps.

Chicago: The consulate requires you to make a personal appearance to obtain your visa. We recommend that you contact the consulate directly to obtain the most current forms and requirements before making your personal appearance at:

Consulate General of Lebanon
New Center One Building
3031 West Grand Blvd. Suite 560
Detroit, MI 48202
Tel: (313) 758-0753

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank passport page available for visa stamp(s). Enclose a photo-copy of the passport pages containing the applicant's full name, photo, passport number, issue and expiration date.


Lebanon Visa Application Form:

One completed and signed Lebanon visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Proof of State Residency:

You must provide a copy of your state-issued driver's license or ID or a utility bill.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Lebanon.


Applicants Under the Age of 18:

One Parental consent form is required..A child (under 18) who is not traveling with both parents or a legal guardian must provide a notarized letter of consent signed by the non-accompanying parent(s) or guardian authorizing the Lebanese consulate to issue a visa to the minor. A copy of the child's birth certificate and guardianship or custody agreement documents are also required.


Letter of Employment :

An original letter of employment, certifying that the applicant is an employee of the company in good standing. The letter must indicate the dates for which leave was approved and the intended date of return to the company.


Residency Status:

Copy of US Permanent Resident Card or valid visa. US visa holders should have original I-94 or I-20 stapled to their passport.


Special Instructions:

Travelers holding passports that contain visas or entry/exit stamps for Israel may be refused entry into Lebanon. Travelers whose passports contain Israeli stamps or visas and who also hold an "Arab nationality" may face serious consequences and should not travel to Lebanon with a passport containing an Israeli stamp.

Los Angeles: Note that an existing Lebanese visa will be rendered invalid if the passport is subsequently stamped with an Israeli visa or seal.

Upon Arrival:

It may be possible to obtain your visa upon arrival. Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Lebanon Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Visas are usually valid for three months from the date of issue, based on the consulate's discretion.

Visa Processing Time:

Lebanon visas are usually processed by the Washington DC and Los Angeles jurisdictions in 4 working days or less. Processing time-frame in the New York jurisdiction can range from 3 days to 4 weeks based on the Lebanon Consulate's discretion. Rush and Emergency service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Lebanon Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Lebanon

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Lebanese Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia

Diran Visa Service
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 638-4328

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Diran Visa Service
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Diran Visa Service
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in :

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin

Please contact the nearest embassy or consulate directly.