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Registration of marriage
Supporting documents required for marriage registration that took place outside Lebanon are as follows:
- Marriage Application.
- Original Marriage Certificate plus one notarized copy.
- Husband/Wife Lebanese ID Card or a recent Individual Civil Registry Record plus two notarized copies.
- Spouse's Birth Certificate (If he / she is not Lebanese) plus two notarized copies.
NOTICE: All registration procedures are free of charge.
Registration of divorce
Documents required for the registration of a divorce are as follows:
- Original Divorce judgment translated into Arabic + One notarized copy.
- Husband/Spouse Lebanese ID Card or a recent Family Civil Registry Record.
- Lebanese Marriage Certificate.
- Two notarized copies of the Wife's Birth Certificate (if not Lebanese).
NOTICE: All registration procedures are free of charge
Registration of death
Lebanese Missions register the death of a Lebanese citizen. Documents required are as follows:
- Death Certificate Application
- Original Death Certificate added to one notarized copy.
- Deceased's Lebanese ID Card, a recent Individual Civil Registry Record or Family Civil Registry Record added to two notarized copies.
- All registration procedures are free of charge.
Repatriation of remains
Lebanese Missions are ready to assist Lebanese to bring back the remains of their family member or relative that had died abroad back to Lebanon. However, the cost to bringing back the remain has to be borne by the relative. Information and documents required are as follows:
- Certified copy of death
- Burial Transit Permit
- Letter of non-contagious post-mortem diseases issued by an authorized health institution
- Letter of embalming
- Letter of sealed casket
- Original passport of deceased
- Lebanese Birth Certificate of the deceased
NOTICE:No fee is required.
Children born abroad to Lebanese fathers are entitled to Lebanese citizenship.
Lebanon accepts the principle of dual citizenship. Acquiring another nationality does not result in losing the original Lebanese citizenship.
Foreign wives of Lebanese husbands may apply and obtain Lebanese citizenship. They will become entitled to it one year after the marriage has been entered in the Civil Acts Register in Lebanon, provided they apply for it with their husband's approval
The original copies of the following documents should be provided:
a / In case the couple's marriage is registered at the Embassy a legalized statement from the wife applying for the Lebanese citizenship with her husband's approval plus one photocopy
b / In case the couple's marriage is not registered at the Embassy the following documents are required:
- A recent Extract of Family Civil Registry Record showing registration of marriage, plus one photocopy.
- The wife's Birth Certificate, plus one photocopy.
- 2 photocopies of the wife's passport.
- 2 photocopies of the Lebanese passport of the husband.
- 2 photocopies of the Marriage Certificate.
Issuance, Renewal and Extension of Passports
To apply for the Lebanese Passport or to renew it, there is a form that has to be filled. Applicants have to come in person to the Embassy / General Consulate. Supporting documents required for the application are:
- Actual passport with 1 photocopy of the first three pages.
- Recent Personal civil registration or Lebanese ID with 2 photocopies.
- Recent Family civil registration with 2 photocopies.
- The 2 fingerprinted identification cards.
- 4 photos (Passport size).
- A Consent Letter signed by both parents authorizing children under 18 to obtain a passport is needed.
Issuance of emergency certificate (loss of travel document / passport)
It is advisable that you keep a photocopy of your passport at all times to facilitate the issuance of an emergency certificate, if you happen to lose your passport abroad. In cases where, under any circumstances your travel document / passport is lost while abroad, these are the steps to follow:
- Report the loss of travel document at the nearest police station.
- Apply for an Emergency Certificate at the nearest Lebanese Embassy / General Consulate. Documents required to be submitted are as follows:
1. A copy of the police report.
2. Other documents that can be used as proof of citizenship.
Address, telephone numbers and email address of Lebanese Embassies / Consulates / Missions are available under the topic Lebanese Diplomatic Missions accredited abroad.
An Emergency Certificate will be issued by the Embassy / General Consulate which would enable the person to travel home to Lebanon (one way trip).
Information on visa requirements and issuance
Foreigners entering Lebanon must be aware of the Lebanese visa requirements to ensure a problem-free entry. Citizens of the following countries can obtain an entry visa upon arrival at the Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal on their passport:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Macau (S A R), Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey (exclusively at the airport), Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yugoslavia.
Required documents for Visa:
1- Visa Application Form
2- A valid passport
3- 2 photos (passport size)
4- Signed parental consent note from both parents for minors
5- University/ School or Work attestation
6- A proof of accommodation in lebanon
Please note that to obtain a Business Visa a letter from the business contact in Lebanon is necessary. For diplomats and officials, a recommendation letter is needed explaining the nature of the mission.
-Iraqi passport holders will be granted entry visa to Lebanon upon arrival to Rafic Harriri International Airport (Beirut International Airport) if they hold a return ticket, 2000 $ in cash, and they have a clear address in Lebanon.
Iraqi passport holders entering to Lebanon from the land border have to apply at the Embassy or Consulate for prior clearance. Kindly give 6-8 weeks from date of application to receive the feedback.
-Effective January 16, 1999, Palestinians holding a Lebanese travel document do not need a visa to travel in and out of Lebanon.
Respond to an emergency situation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants will respond to an emergency that has the potential to endanger the safety or lives of Lebanese citizens abroad i.e. natural disaster, civil unrest or war.
The nearest Lebanese Mission will be responsible to assist you. Therefore, it is important that you register at the nearest mission as soon as you arrive to a foreign destination.
You are kindly asked to check the list of Lebanese diplomatic missions abroad to locate the nearest diplomatic or consular mission near you.
Power of attorney
Power of Attorney (Requirements):
  - Lebanese ID
- The applicant must come to the Embassy to sign the Power of Attorney.
- Two witnesses are required to approve the signature of Power of Attorneys (Property, General, Marriage & Divorce).
Cancelation of power of attorney (Requirements)
- One Lebanese ID
- A photocopy of the Power of Attorney you wish to cancel.
- Full address and telephone number in Lebanon of the person to whom the Power of Attorney was given.
Kindly note that all Power of Attorneys' should include the full names of applicant and recipient (First and Last name), Father's name, Mother's name, Date of Birth, Registry place and number in Lebanon.

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