Visas

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An entry visa to Lebanon is delivered at the Embassy of Lebanon in Switzerland for Swiss citizens and foreigners living in Switzerland. The validity of a visa is 90 days starting from the issue date, for a period of stay ranging between 15 days and six months from the date of entry to the Lebanese territory.

Conditions and requirements for obtaining an entry visa to Lebanon at the Embassy of Lebanon in Switzerland :

An entry visa to Lebanon will not be issued on Israeli passports or any other passport and travel document stamped with an Israeli visa or seal. Moreover, a Lebanese visa is rendered invalid if an Israeli visa or seal is stamped on the passport.

A free entry visa is granted for Diplomats and members of International Organizations in Geneva. Please provide two copies of the verbale note.

The personal presence to deposit a visa application at the Embassy is not mandatory. Please download the visa application form from the website of the Embassy, fill it and send it to the Embassy's address : Thunstrasse 20, 3074 Muri-bei-Bern, with the following documents : 

*   Original passport valid for at least seven months with a color photocopy of the pages containing the bearer's identity and the validity of the passport.

*   One recent colored passport-sized photo (4,3 x 3,5 cm) not drawn from another photos, showing full details of the face with a white background.

*   In case of a visa for an underage child, both parents should sign a consent letter authorizing the child to travel.

*   For a business visa, a letter from the employer in Switzerland and a letter of invitation from the Lebanese part should be attached to the application.

*   For students's visa, a certificate from the university/school in Lebanon should be attached to the application.

*   A copy of the applicant's Permanent Residency Card for non-Swiss citizens.

*   For applicant's of Lebanese origin, a copy of a Lebanese ID.

*   Stamped, self-addressed envelope.

*   The amount of the consular fee is paid in advance and in cash (checks are not accepted) :
-    CHF 52.50 single entry.
-    CHF 75.00 double entries.
-    CHF 105.00 multiple entries.

Remark : Granting a visa to Lebanon for some nationalities require prior approval of the General Directorate of General Security in Lebanon. This procedure takes some time, so the Embassy advises the visa applicants to submit the request two months at least before the departure date. For more details on the procedures of granting visas to Lebanon, please visit the website of the General Directorate of the Lebanese General Security : http://www.general-security.gov.lb/fr.

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


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