Lebanon Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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To enter Lebanon, a passport valid for three months from the date of entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Nationals listed in the chart above require a visa to visit Lebanon and can obtain a one-month visa on arrival at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry at the Lebanese border. The visa is renewable for three months. The visa on arrival is free.

The complete list of countries whose nationals can obtain a free tourist visa on arrival in Lebanon are as follows: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.

Important note: it is likely you will be refused entry if you have an Israeli visa or stamp in your passport.

Citizens holding a passport with a national number from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and United Arab of Emirates – as well as nationals of Jordan have a right to obtain an extendable tourist visa for stays of either 3 or 6 months.

Types and cost
Single-entry visa on arrival: free.
In advance: single-entry tourist visa: £63; multiple-entry tourist visa: £125.

Visa on arrival: one month initially, renewable for three months.

Single-entry visa in advance: 15 days, one month or three months; multiple-entry visa in advance: three or six months. If applying for a visa in advance from the embassy, you must enter Lebanon within 90 days of the date of issue.

Application to

On arrival at Beirut International Airport or at a consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Processing times for visas applied for before travelling to Lebanon vary according to the nationality of the applicant. Visa applications should be submitted at least 2 months prior travelling. Please contact the embassy for information on individual cases.

Extension of stay

Extending a stay in Lebanon without permission is a serious offence. A fee will be payable before departure is permitted. Nationals of the countries that can obtain a one-month visa on arrival may extend their visa to three months cost-free. To extend your one-month visa, you must visit the nearest General Security office (www.general-security.gov.lb). 

Entry with children

Sole parents entering the country with children may be required to present written permission from the other parent of the child in question.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 939 6300 Website: http://www.lebanonembassyus.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1630
Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7229 7265 Website: http://london.mfa.gov.lb/britain/english/home Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1500.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.