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 USA, or the affiliated Consulates General in Detroit, Los Angeles and New York depending on your residing jurisdiction.

For more information on applying for a new Navy Blue Passport, please visit the following websites:

The Directorate-General of General Security’s website: www.general-security.gov.lb

New Passport

  • 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

  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):
  • Two recent color photos (Size 4.3cm x 3.5cm => 1.37in x 1.69in) showing full details of the face with a white background (as shown in the diagram attached).
  • A New Passport Request Form should be filled out clearly and completed..
  • Applicant's Individual Civil ID (Ikhraj Kayd Fardi) whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or the new Lebanese I.D. card (Tazkarat al-Hawiyeh), or the passport of the concerned person issued in Lebanon after the year 1990.
  • The old Lebanese passport, either burgundy or navy blue covers.
  • A certified or Express returned self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY).
  • A money order (no cash or checks accepted) payable to the Embassy of Lebanon in the amount of:
    • $40.00 for one year.
    • $200.00 for five years.
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      Requirements to Obtain a New Passport by mail

      In order to obtain a new passport by mail, you should first send the Embassy in Washington DC the following required documents:

      • Two recent color photos (Size 4.3cm x 3.5cm => 1.37in x 1.69in) showing full details of the face with a white background (as shown in the diagram attached). 
      • A New Passport Request Form should be filled out.
      • A recent Individual Civil ID (Ikhraj Kayd Fardi) whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or the new Lebanese I.D. card (Tazkarat al-Hawiyeh), or the passport of the concerned person issued in Lebanon after the year 1990.
      • The old Lebanese passport, either burgundy or navy blue covers.
      • A large certified or Express returned self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY) to return the filled passport application to you with the other requirements needed for the next step.

      Notes :

      • Once we receive all required documents listed above, a passport form will be sent to you with instructions on where to sign and 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.
      • It is forbidden to fold the form and attach with staples to other papers; other documents can be enclosed with a paper clip.

      For further information, Please contact directly Mrs. Therese Philippe by Phone: (202) 939-6306 or E-Mail: TPhilippe@lebanonembassyus.org

Lost Passport

  • Getting a new passport will take one to three months from the date of submission of the application to the Embassy. In case the applicant can not wait for the new passport to be issued, please contact 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 Replacement for a Lost Passport in Person

  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.
  • Two recent color photos (Size 4.3cm x 3.5cm => 1.37in x 1.69in) showing full details of the face with a white background (as shown in the diagram attached).
  • A New Passport Request Form should be filled clearly and completed..
  • Applicant's Individual Civil ID (Ikhraj Kayd Fardi) whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or the new Lebanese I.D. card (Tazkarat al-Hawiyeh), or the passport of the concerned person issued in Lebanon after the year 1990.
  • A money order (no cash or checks accepted) payable to the Embassy of Lebanon in the amount of:
    • $40.00 for one year.
    • $200.00 for five years.
  • A Parental Consent Form* from both parents authorizing the Embassy to issue a new passport for applicants under 18 is required.
  • A certified or Express returned self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY).

Requirements to Obtain a Replacement for a Lost Passport by mail

In order to obtain a new passport by mail, you should first send the Embassy in Washington DC the following required documents:

  • 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.
  • Two recent color photos (Size 4.3cm x 3.5cm => 1.37in x 1.69in) showing full details of the face with a white background (as shown in the diagram attached).
  • A New Passport Request Form should be filled.
  • A recent Individual Civil ID (Ikhraj Kayd Fardi) whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or the new Lebanese I.D. card (Tazkarat al-Hawiyeh), or the passport of the concerned person issued in Lebanon after the year 1990.
  • A large certified or Express returned self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY) to return the filled passport application to you with the other requirements needed for the next step.

Notes :

  • Once we receive all required documents listed above, a passport form will be sent to you with instructions on where to sign and 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.
  • It is forbidden to fold the form and attach with staples to other papers; other documents can be enclosed with a paper clip.
  • For further information, Please contact directly Mrs. Therese Philippe by Phone: (202) 939-6306 or E-Mail: TPhilippe@lebanonembassyus.org

Passport Renewal

1. Send a certified or Express self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY) requesting 2 notarized Passport Registration Forms from the Embassy or Consulate within your jurisdiction.

Please note that you should fill and affix your right thumbprint on both Passport Registration Forms in front of a notary public. The notary public should notarize the thumbprint and fill a notarized statement form. For the Notarization Statement Form, Click here.

2. Send the following documents to the Consulate/Embassy in your jurisdiction:

  • Two filled notarized passport registration forms (see above)
  • Two 2x2 notarized photos
  • A passport renewal application form*, in English or in Arabic (It can also be obtained by mail request from the Embassy/Consulate in your jurisdiction)
  • Copy of Lebanese I.D. both sides (Tazkarat al-Hawiya or Ikhraj Kayd).
  • The expired Lebanese passport, either burgundy or navy blue covers.
  • Photocopies of the Old Passport pages containing the full name, photo, passport #, issue date, and expiry date (two copies of each).
  • A Parental Consent Form* from both parents authorizing the Embassy to renew the passport for applicants under 18.
  • A certified or Express self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY).
  • A money order (no cash or checks accepted) payable to the Embassy of Lebanon in the amount of:
    • $40.00 for one year.
    • $200.00 for five years (valid only for renewing the new biometric blue passport).

Please provide 2 copies of each original document you send.

For further information, Please contact directly Mrs. Soukaiba Araji by Phone: (202) 939-6300 ext.1200 or E-Mail: SYaktin@lebanonembassyus.org

Palestinian Travel Document (New or Renewal)

1. Send a certified or Express self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY) requesting 2 notarized Travel Document Registration Forms** ordered from the Embassy or Consulate within your jurisdiction.

Please note that you should fill and affix your right thumbprint on both Passport Registration Forms in front of a notary public. The notary public should notarize the thumbprint and fill a notarized statement form. For the Notarization Statement Form, Click here.

2. Send the following documents to the Consulate/Embassy in your jurisdiction:

  • Two filled out notarized Travel Document Registration Forms (see above)
  • Three 2x2 notarized photos
  • UNRWA card and  the Palastinian Blue ID card (Bitakat Iaje') 
  • 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 Travel Document Application Form in English or in Arabic (It can also be obtained by mail request from the Embassy/Consulate in your jurisdiction)
  • A certified or Express self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY)
  • A money order (no cash or checks accepted) payable to the Embassy of Lebanon in the amount of:
    • $40.00 for one year
    • $200.00 for five years

Note: Please allow a period of two to three months for a reply for holders of travel documents issued before January 1, 1993. The granting of getting a new travel document is exclusively based on the approval of the Lebanese General Security.

For further information, Please contact directly Mrs. Soukaiba Araji by Phone: (202) 939-6300 ext.1200 or E-Mail: SYaktin@lebanonembassyus.org