Lebanon is a small country in the Middle East which has a long coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Beirut. What is fascinating about Lebanon is that it has a rich history and culture. If you decide to visit the country, you will come across Phoenician, Egyptian, Roman, Ottoman, Persian, Arab, Crusader, and Greek ruins. If you think about it, that is a lot of history to be found in such a small country. You can also visit synagogues, ancient mosques, and in Beirut, you can see the Place des Martyrs. It is a statue erected in memory of Lebanese nationalists who rebelled against the Ottomans during the First World War.
Before traveling to Lebanon, you must check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country. Lebanon’s visa policy lists 7 countries whose citizens are visa exempt. We are talking about the GCC countries (Gulf Cooperation Council) and Jordan. At the same time, visas on arrival are available for the nationals of 81 countries. Conditional visas on arrival are also available for the eligible nationalities. The rest of the nationalities must go to the nearest Lebanese diplomatic mission and apply for a consular visa.
If you want to know which type of visa you need, if any, you can read the visa policy of Lebanon yourself. However, we suggest that you use iVisa’s Visa Checker and save yourself some time. Access the tool, which is located in the top right corner of this page, select your country of origin from the left drag-down menu, and choose Lebanon for the destination. If you do not need a visa, the Visa Checker will let you know, but if you do, it tells you which type of visa you need and provides a list of embassies if you are required to get a consular visa.
Since the visa policy of Lebanon makes no mentions about the electronic visa system, iVisa cannot assist you with obtaining a visa. However, we still want to help you one way or another, which is why our support service is at your disposal 24/7 and is free of charge.
Should you require a visa to travel to Lebanon, you must make inquiries about the requirements. You can find that information online, but our advice is to not put your trust on every piece of information you see on the internet. Use it as a reference only. For more reliable information, you should contact the Lebanese diplomatic mission. Even so, we can tell you that a Lebanon visa application requires you to have a valid passport that does not expire for at least another 3 months from the date of departure from Lebanon. At the same time, the passport needs to have two blank pages, and it should not contain any stamps from Israel.
We regret that we cannot help you more with your visa application process, but we hope that the information above is of some help. If you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us or the issuing authority.