Lebanon Business Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. U.S passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond intended stay and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If your passport is not valid 6 months beyond your intended stay, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.

NOTE: Passport cannot contain an Israeli stamp.

 

Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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A Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from the
Department of Homeland Security.

 

 

Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.

 

 

A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Embassy of Lebanon, Visa Section, Washington DC
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.

Applicants of Lebanese origin must present copy of Lebanese ID card. (Tathkarat al-Hawiya or Ikhraj Kayd)

Covering letter specifying the length of stay and purpose of the trip.(Required for Tourist travel)

Spouse of applicants of Lebanese origin must submit a copy of the marriage certificate and a copy of the spouse's Lebanese ID.

An address in Lebanon is necessary.

 

A Parental Consent Form from both parents allowing their dependents to travel to Lebanon is required.





 
Your visa will be refused if your passport contains any Israeli stamps or visas. You are able to apply for a second passport under these conditions. Please contact us for more details.

Please Send One Completed and Signed Application Form.

 

TDS provides visa service for this country only for residents of the following states: For Residents of: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, and Washington, D.C.     Jamaica, American Samoa, Guam, Midway Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands.

If you do not reside in one of the states listed above please apply with TDS office in New York.

This visa can be obtained upon arrival at Beirut airport or other ports of entry for Single Entry stays up to 1 month.
The passport must not contain any Israeli seals or stamps.
Click link below for up to date information on visas on arrival
http://www.lebanonembassyus.org/consular_affairs/AirportVisa.pdf

Performers and entertainers are required to obtain a work permit.

Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued.

Your application will be hand carried to the Embassy, and is usually processed in 3-4 business days.

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.003-4 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

FedEx Return ShippingFedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Single $40.00 Up to 30 Days 1 Month 3-4 Business Days
Multiple $75.00 30 days per Entry 3-6 Months 3-4 Business Days
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.