Passports

 

Important Notification concerning Lebanese Passports

 

 

                                      

The Lebanese Directorate-General of General Security is calling on Lebanese citizens who still possess valid passports Red Passports to apply for the current machine-readable passport type Navy Blue before the due date of 24/11/2015 since those red passports are non-machine readable and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has decided the date of 24/11/2015 as the deadline for the exclusive use of machine-readable passports only in navigation and travel through airports.

 

You can apply for the machine readable passport type Navy Blue either directly in Lebanon at the Directorate-General of General Security or at the Embassy of Lebanon in the United Kingdom.

For more information on applying for a new Navy Blue Passport in Lebanon, please visit the following website: www.general-security.gov.lb

 

Click on the desired tab below to view application requirements.

 

Click to Open -New pasport

 

Getting a new passport will take one to three months from the date of submission of the application to the Embassy.

Applications for new passports will be sent to Lebanon by diplomatic pouch and returned to the Embassy in the same way.

Applicants can apply for a new NAVY BLUE passport either in person or by mail.

Requirements to Obtain a New Passport in Person

  • Passport Application Form to be filled out in person at the Embassy. The signature and fingerprint of the applicant will be obtained at the Embassy in front of the Consular Officer.
  • Two recent, colored photographs, showing the entire face on a white background size 3.5 x 4.3 cm,and that are not  a copy of a previous photo.
  • A new Lebanese identity card with a photograph( with an A4 size copy of it), or an extract of Civil Registration with a photograph, whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years ,(with an A4 size copy of it) .
  • The old Lebanese passport, either burgundy or navy blue covers. This old passport will not be considered as a legal document sufficient on its own to accomplish the new passport. All above mentioned conditions will still be required.

Fees (To be paid in cash only)

  •  £29  for a one year passport.
  •  £143  for a five  year passport .

Note:

For applicants under 18 years old, both parents should attend  the Embassy  in person  for consent.
The presence of the applicant is not required for  under 14 years old.

Requirements to Obtain a New Passport  by  mail

In order to obtain a new passport by mail, you should first send to  the Embassy  in London a request letter with a large large self-addressed stamped envelope.

Once we receive  the request letter, a passport form will be sent to you with instructions on where to sign and where to affix the fingerprint.

The passport form has a computer generated serial number and cannot be photocopied or even printed. It must be filled and signed with a blue ballpoint pen in front of a solicitor or a notary public.

It is forbidden to fold the form and attach with staples to other papers; other documents can be enclosed with a paper clip

Required Documents (to be added to the application):

  • Two recent, colored photographs, showing the entire face on a white background size 3.5 x 4.3 cm,and that are not  a copy of a previous photo.
  • A  colored copy  of the Lebanese identity card with a photograph, or a copy of  an extract of Civil Registration with a photograph, whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years .
  •  a copy of the old Lebanese passport, either burgundy or navy blue covers. This old passport will not be considered as a legal document sufficient on its own to accomplish the new passport. All above mentioned conditions will still be required.
  • For applicants under 18, a Parental Consent letter authorizing the Embassy to renew the passport is required.

Fees (To be paid in cash or in a postal order payable to the Embassy of Lebanon) 

  •  £29  for a one year passport.
  •  £143  for a five  year passport .
  • For posting: please add £7 for the U.K. or £8 for Ireland

Note:

For applicants under 18 years old, both parents should appear in person with  the applicant  and sign  a consent  in front a solicitor or a notary public.
The presence of the applicant is not required for applicants under 14 years old.


Click to open – Loss of Lebanese passport

Requirements to Obtain a Replacement for a Lost Passport 

  1. Passport Application Form to be filled out in person at the Embassy. The signature and fingerprint of the applicant will be obtained at the Embassy in front of the Consular Officer.
  2. Required Documents (to be added to the application):
  • A copy of the lost Lebanese passport, if available.
  • A police report of the lost Lebanese Passport.
  • A letter from the applicant explaining how s/he lost the passport.
  • Four  recent colored photos (Size 4.3cm x 3.5cm => 1.37in x 1.69in) showing full details of the face with a white background .
  •   A new Lebanese identity card with a photograph (with an A4 size copy of it), or an extract of Civil Registration with a photograph, whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years ,(with an A4 size copy of it) .

Fees (To be paid in cash or in  postal order payable to the Embassy of Lebanon) 

  •  £29  for a one year passport.
  •  £143  for a five  year passport .
  • For posting: please add £7 for the U.K. or £8 for Ireland
In case of emergency, applicants may be granted a Laissez-passer (Travel document) valid for 3 months to be used one-way to Lebanon and for one voyage only..


Click to Open – ADDING A CHILD/CHILDREN’S NAME(S) TO A LEBANESE PASSPORT/ TRAVEL DOCUMENT

 According to the new  regulations, we can no longer add any children to either parent’s Lebanese passports/ travel documents. Kindly, apply for a new passport /Travel document for your children.


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Applicants can apply for a new travel document  either in person or by mail.

Requirements to Obtain a New Travel Document in Person

  • Four  recent colored photos( Passport Size), showing the entire face on a white background ,and that are not  a copy of a previous photo
  • UNRWA card and  the Palestinian Blue ID card (بطاقة اعاشة)
  • The expired travel document
  • Photocopies of the Travel Document pages containing the full name, photo, passport #, issue date, and expiry date (two copies of each)
  • Travel Document Application Form to be filled out in person at the Embassy. The signature and fingerprint of the applicant will be obtained at the Embassy in front of the Consular Officer.
  • The UK Residence Permit.

Fees (To be paid in cash only)

  •  £29  for a one year travel document.
  •  £87  for a three year travel document.

Note:

For applicants under 18 years old, both parents should attend  the Embassy  in person  for consent.
The presence of the applicant is not required for  under 14 years old.

 

Requirements to Obtain a New Travel Document  by  mail

In order to obtain a New Travel Document  by  mail , you should first send to  the Embassy  in London a request letter with a self-addressed stamped envelop .

Once we receive  the request letter, a travel Document application form will be sent to you with a white thumbprint card that  must be filled and signed with a blue ballpoint pen in front of a solicitor or a notary public.

The above documents should be returned to the Embassy along with the following:

  • Four  recent colored photos( Passport Size), showing the entire face on a white background ,and that are not  a copy of a previous photo
  • UNRWA card and  the Palestinian Blue ID card (بطاقة اعاش)
  • The expired travel document
  • Photocopies of the Travel Document pages containing the full name, photo, passport #, issue date, and expiry date (two copies of each)
  • A copy of The UK Residence Permit.
  • For applicants under 18, a Parental Consent letter authorizing the Embassy to renew the Travel document is required.

Fees (To be paid in cash or in a postal order payable to the Embassy of Lebanon) 

  •  £29  for a one year Travel Document.
  •  £87 for a three  year Travel Document .
  • For posting: please add £7 for the U.K. or £8 for Ireland

 

Note :Please allow a period of two to three months for a reply for holders of travel documents . The granting of getting a new travel document is exclusively based on the approval of the Lebanese General Security.