Everything You Need To Know About Lebanon
visitors except citizens of countries like Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan need a visa to enter
As the United Kingdom is not a visa exempt country, all British nationals
should obtain a visa to visit Lebanon.
of the United Kingdom can either obtain a visa on arrival or can get a visa via
the Lebanon embassy before the trip.
A visa on arrival can be obtained at the
entry port in Beirut International airport or any other port of entry, unless
until the traveler’s passport does not have an Israeli stamp.
experts believe that obtaining a visa before the travel date is the best way to
visit Lebanon, as authorities in Lebanon may phase out the visa on arrival
privilege at any time without prior notice.
on the nature and purpose of the foreign national’s trip, authorities in Lebanon
have classified their visas into several types. Please scroll down to know more
about these visa types.
British nationals intending to visit Lebanon for tourism-related activities can
apply for a Lebanon tourist visa.
These visas are exclusively dedicated to
foreign nationals entering the country for tourism activities, and they are not
supposed to do any other operations in the country.
In order to get a Lebanon
tourist visa, a foreign national should submit the documents mentioned below.
- The applicant’s original
signed UK passport which has a minimum validity of three months should be
submitted. This passport should also have three consecutive blank pages
- A recently taken photograph of
the applicant should be submitted. This photograph should provide the full-frontal
view of the applicant’s head with the face centered in the middle. In the
photograph, the applicant should make sure that he or she is maintaining a
neutral facial expression.
- A letter that furnishes the
applicant’s employment should be submitted. This letter should be issued
by the applicant’s employer in the United Kingdom in the company’s
letterhead. The letter should show the name of the traveler, and it should
assure that he or she is an employee in the company. This letter should
specify the nature and purpose of the traveler’s visit to Lebanon, and it should
assure that he or she will return to work after completing the journey.
- It is necessary to prove the financial
stability of the traveler. In order to prove it, the applicant can submit
last three months’ non-online bank statements. Please note that the
minimum balance in this statement should be £35.00 per day of stay.
- A hotel room booking detail
should be submitted as a proof of accommodation.
- Apart from submitting the original
passport, the applicant should also submit a clear copy of his or her
- The visa application form to
obtain a Lebanon tourist visa should be completed without any errors.
There are several previous instances where foreign nationals were denied
Lebanon visas due to errors in the application form. So, make sure that you
are completing it with utmost care and attention. If you face any
difficulties while submitting the application, do not hesitate to contact Visa
to take care while applying for a Lebanon tourist visa
- If the visa is being applied
for the spouse of a Lebanese national, it is necessary to submit a copy of
marriage certificate and a copy of the husband's Lebanese ID.
- If a minor is applying for a
Lebanon visa, it is necessary to submit a consent form signed by both the
parents. If the parents are separated or divorced, it is mandatory to
submit the notarized copy of the court order.
nationals who want to visit Lebanon for business purposes can apply for a
business visa. Using these visas, travelers can engage in business activities
like commercial sale trading.
Foreign nationals intending to obtain a Lebanon
business visa should submit the below mentioned documents.
- The actual signed passport of
the foreign national that has a minimum validity of three months and three
blank pages should be submitted to obtain a Lebanon business visa.
- A recent photograph that shows
the applicant in a neutral, non-smiling expression should be submitted.
- A business introduction letter
issued by the applicant’s company in the United Kingdom should be submitted.
This letter should briefly introduce the traveler, and should outline the
nature and purpose of the journey.
- A business invitation letter
issued by the company in Lebanon should be submitted. Please make sure
that this letter is addressed to the Consulate of Lebanon. This letter
should be signed by a senior manager of the company, and it should detail
the nature of business that will be conducted by the foreign national
during his or her stay in Lebanon. It is also necessary to state the type
and desired validity of the visa in this business invitation letter.
- The applicant should submit
copy of round-trip tickets or the complete version of the itinerary. While
submitting the itinerary, please make sure that it is being sent by a
travel agent or an airline company.
- It is necessary to submit
proof of health insurance that covers international travel.
- A copy of recent bank
statement should be submitted as a livelihood proof.
- It is mandatory to submit
hotel room booking confirmation details to get a Lebanon business visa.
- A clear photocopy of the
applicant’s passport should be submitted.
- The Lebanon business visa
application form should be completed without any errors. In case of any
queries, do contact Visa Genie.
you are a British national transiting through Lebanon to a different
destination, then there is no need to obtain a transit visa.
traveler should meet the conditions mentioned below.
- The traveler should hold a
passport. This passport should have minimum six months validity and one
blank visa page.
- The traveler should make sure
that he will continue the journey on the same calendar day from Lebanon to
the next destination.
- It is necessary to hold proof
of sufficient funds, along with proof of onward/return tickets.
- The British national should
hold all documents required for the next destination.
- It is mandatory to hold visa of
the next country.
- Before starting the journey,
it is very much recommended to confirm with the airline that boarding is
allowed without a visa, as these rules are subject to change.
If the traveler is not meeting the conditions mentioned above, it might be
necessary to apply for a visa to enter Lebanon.
official travel visa
order to get a Lebanon official visa, foreign nationals should submit the
documents mentioned below.
- The passport of the applicant
which has a minimum validity of three months and three consecutive blank
pages should be submitted. While submitting the passport, please ensure
that it has no Israeli stamps on it.
- A recently taken photograph of
the applicant should be submitted.
- It is necessary to submit the Appendix
B/Note Verbale certifying the purpose of travel from the relevant
Government Agency/Embassy/Consulate/State Enterprise/International Organization
- The applicant should submit a
clear copy of his or her passport.
- The visa application form to
obtain the Lebanon official travel visa should be completed properly
without any errors.