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Lebanese passport renewal: Complete guide
iVisa
4 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Renewing your Lebanese passport while residing in the United States is essential for Lebanese citizens to maintain their travel privileges and ensure hassle-free international travel.

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the Lebanese passport renewal process in the USA, covering important aspects such as why you need to renew it, the associated fees, renewal methods, and the expected processing time.

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Why do I need to renew my Lebanese passport?

If you don’t have a US passport, your Lebanese passport is your primary identification and travel document. This means you need a valid passport to stay in the United States under a visa, visit other countries, and return to Lebanon.

If you have a biometric passport close to expiration, you can apply for a Lebanese passport renewal at the Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, DC. However, the renewed passport is only valid for one year. After that, you must get a new biometric passport.

Learn more about Lebanese passport renewal in the US.

Renewing Lebanese passport: Can I renew my Lebanese passport online?

No, you can’t. You can renew or apply for a new passport by visiting the Lebanese Embassy in Washington, DC, or by mail.

Lebanese Embassy in Washington, DC:

  • Address: Embassy of Lebanon, 2560, 28th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

  • Phone: (202) 939-6300

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Working hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Do I have to renew my Lebanese passport again after one year?

No, you can’t renew your passport twice. After one year, you must apply for a new Lebanese passport. The Lebanese government recommends applying for a new document while applying for the renewal since the new passport can take a couple of months to arrive from Lebanon.

Lebanese passport renewal - USA: What are the requirements to renew my Lebanese passport?

Lebanese authorities require the following documents to apply for a Lebanese passport renewal in the US.

  • Current passport with a photocopy of the first three pages.

  • Recent Personal civil registration, 'Ikhraj Kayd Fardy', or the new Lebanese ID 'Hawiya' with two photocopies.

  • Lebanese identity card.

  • Three recent color photos – Size 4.3 x 3.5 cm, showing full details of the face with a white background.

Minors under 18 years of age must include:

  • A consent letter from both parents to issue a passport. They must authorize the child to get a passport in person at the Embassy in front of the Consular Officer or, applying by mail, in front of a notary public.

When applying by mail, include:

  • Amount of money to pay the passport fees.

  • Self-addressed stamped, Xpresspost envelope with phone number – To send you back the original documents and passport.​

How can I renew my Lebanese Passport in the USA?

These are the steps to renew your Lebanese passport in the USA:

  1. Complete the serially encoded PPT form (passport application form) issued to the Embassy by the Directorate General of Security in Lebanon.

  2. Gather the required documents.

  3. Pay the fees at the Embassy or include the exact amount of money in your mail application.

  4. Submit your application at the Lebanese Embassy or by mail.

This is the procedure to apply via the Lebanese Embassy. Sometimes, you can apply for a renewal and new passport in New York City, but be aware that the requirements and process may differ. Check further instructions on the website of the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York.

Lebanese passport renewal: Fees and cost

The Lebanon passport renewal fee is US$ 60.00 when applying at the Lebanese Embassy in Washington. Only cash or money orders addressed to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted. Be aware the fee may change depending on where you’re applying.

Remember, the renewed passport is valid for only one year. The fees to apply for new passports are US$ for a 5-year document and US$ 600 for a 10-year one.

Passport services: How long does it take to renew my Lebanese passport?

The passport renewal will be processed on the same day if you meet all the requirements. If you apply for a new passport, it typically arrives from Lebanon in 60 days. The document will be delivered in person at the Embassy or via certified mail in both cases.

Tips for Lebanese passport holders

  • A lost passport is definitely a problem, but don’t fret if it happens to you. In case of a lost or stolen passport, the first thing is to inform the local police station and file a report. You must include a copy of this report in your application to get a Laissez-Passer to return to Lebanon or a replacement passport at the Embassy or Consulate.

  • If you have time before expiration, apply for a new Lebanese passport instead of the renewal. The renewed passport is valid only for a year, so you must get a new one soon anyway. Save your money and time applying directly for the new document.

  • Make copies of your passport, visa, and other essential documents. Store these copies separately from the originals, and consider having digital copies. This can be invaluable in case of loss or theft.

  • Treat your passport as a valuable possession. Keep it in a secure place when not in use, and be cautious about sharing sensitive passport information online.

  • If you hold dual nationality, be aware of the potential implications when traveling to certain countries. Some nations may have specific entry requirements or restrictions for dual citizens.

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Do you have questions about passport renewal in the United States? Our customer service team can help! Contact us via our online chat or [email protected]. Safe travels!

Disclaimer
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. For government source information, please visit our product pages.
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