Lebanon Visa Requirement and Procedure
A wonderful chance to see the coexistence of several religions is to visit Lebanon. As the “Paris of the Middle East,” Lebanon is becoming a more popular destination on tourists’ wish lists. Some of the greatest spots to visit in the nation include Roman ruins, hipster cafés, monasteries, stunning vineyards and restaurants, along with unspoiled beaches. In essence, the nation has something to suit everyone’s tastes. Although Lebanon has a lot to offer, a visa is required to enter the nation. Let’s examine the fundamentals of the Indian visa to Lebanon.
Indians no longer need to worry about obtaining visas because it is simple to obtain a visa for travel to Lebanon. Lebanon provides no-visa and visa-on-arrival services to a number of nations, including India. Indian nationals can apply for the visas in one of two methods. One would be by a counterpart from Lebanon’s immigration office. The alternative, on the other hand, is to apply at the Lebanese Embassy in New Delhi and submit a number of necessary papers there. But the procedure takes a full month to complete.
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Who All Need Visa to Enter Lebanon
The only people who can enter Lebanon without a visa are nationals of the following nations:
United Arab Emirates
Visa-free stays in Lebanon are permitted for up to six months during a calendar year for nationals of the nations above.
The Lebanese Immigration Department is where candidates may submit their applications, and there are necessary procedures to complete in order to obtain a visa.
Step 1: Complete the visa application form by signing your name at the bottom. You must simultaneously make sure that all required documentation is provided.
Step 2: File the application with the visa application office.
Step 3: If you have gotten an SMS message, you will get a text message notifying you that the application process is complete. You may check the progress of your visa application at any time, seven days a week.
Step 4: Pick up the passport from the application facility or arrange for a courier to deliver it.
Visa at the embassy: This is necessary for those who will be in Lebanon for an extended period of time. This is the time when you must follow the regular procedure for applying for a visa, which involves going to the embassy, filling out the form, and getting the visa in the same way.
Lebanon Visa Requirements
Here is a list of all the paperwork needed to request a visa for Lebanon.
- The applicant must possess a valid passport with at least six months remaining after the date the visa is issued.
- A colored copy of your passport
- Two visa application forms that the applicant must complete and sign
- There are two recent colored pictures of the applicant. (passport sized)
- An original covering letter, on the company’s letterhead, stating the applicant’s name, passport information, reason for visiting Lebanon, and intended period of stay, and addressed to the Consular Section and Embassy in New Delhi. The letter must be signed and stamped with the corporate seal by the authorized signatory.
- A valid return flight ticket
- The last three months’ worth of bank statements
- The posting of the approval receipt requires a processing time of two working days.
Visa On Arrival
At the Beirut Airport, you can receive a Lebanon visa on arrival if you are from one of the qualified nations. You require the following paperwork:
- A working telephone number
- The evidence of a legal address in Lebanon (proof of accommodation)
- A round-trip ticket (must be non-refundable)
- Your passport, which is blank of Israel-related seals, stamps, or visas.
You will be given a free one-month visa to Lebanon, which you may renew for an additional two months at the General Security facility, another port of entry, or the airport in Beirut.
Lebanon Visa Fee for Indians
The passport must have a minimum remaining validity of six months. The candidates must take into account the Indian visa cost when completing the application process. At the current currency rate, a short-term tourist visa costs INR 2,626 for a single entrance, INR 3,750 for a double entry, and INR 5,250 for multiple entries. In addition, 1,130 INR must be paid for the cost of translating the visa. The applicants can use a credit card, a debit card, net bank, or IVR to pay for a visa and other payments.
Contributed by Sanal Pillai
Edited by Imtiaz Ullah