Lebanese Passport

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We recommend all Lebanese who wish to obtain Lebanese passports, to present their demand at least ten weeks before the expiry date of their passports. These demands are regularly sent to Lebanon by the diplomatic pouch.

Express Mail Service : In order to facilitate the obtaining of Ordinary Lebanese Passports, we inform you that the General Directorate of the Lebanese General Security has authorized the DHL's FastTrack Service to transport the passports' demands in a fast way. This service is optional; it is at the expense of the person concerned and it is available by visiting the following website: https://fasttracklb.dhl.com

When you come to the Lebanese Embassy in Bern to apply for a new passport via DHL's Express Mail Service, you should be provided, in addition to the requirements' documents to obtain a new passport mentioned below, for three copies of the OUTBOUND, three copies of the RETURN, the Passport Applicant List and two copies of the Transaction Receipt.

is no longer possible to add a minor child to either parent's Lebanese passports. In the absence of an Individual Extract of Civil Status, the Embassy could eventually issue a "Laissez-Passer", valid for one year and for several trips for a newborn who should be already registered in the Embassy.

Conditions and requirements to obtain a new passeport :

*   Fill out a Passport Application Form at the Embassy.

*   Bring the old passport with a copy of pages 2, 3, 4 and all the pages of a possible renewal of the passport into question.

*   An Individual Extract of Civil Status which date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or the original Lebanese ID card (new version).

*   The Residence Permit. If available, a swiss official document (identity card or passport).

*   Two copies of all documents above mentioned.

*   Two recent color photos with a white background (size length 4.3cm x width 3.5cm) showing full details of the face. The reproduction of an old photo is not accepted.

*   In case of loss/theft of the Lebanese passport, the holder should provide a police report and a copy of the lost/stolen passport, if available.

*   A Self-addressed Stamped envelope.

The presence of the applicant for a new passport at the Embassy is mandatory.

For applicants underage, both parents should be present in person at the Embassy and sign a consent letter, authorizing the minor (under eighteen years old) to obtain a passport.

Those who wish to add their professions on their passports, should provide a certificate or an official card issued by a professional syndicate or by a Lebanese official institute.

In case of divorce, dissolution of marriage, abandonment or death, the legal guardian should present the valid tutelage in Lebanon in order to apply for a passport for a minor.

In case the parents or one of them or the legal guardian is abroad, the travel authorization should be provided (not older than one year) authenticated by the local competent authorities.

The Embassy informs (by phone or email) the new passport holder of the arrival of his passport by diplomatic bag/pouch from Beirut. The concerned person should either be present at the Embassy to receive it or asks to be sent to him by registered mail.

If the holder of a new passport does not ask to receive it within a reasonable time, the Embassy will return the passport to the General Directorate of the General Security in Lebanon, Lebanese Passports Department.

Consular fees :
*   One year : CHF 60.00
*   Five years : CHF 300.00

For more information, please contact the Embassy at +41 (0) 31 950 65 65 extension 1

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