Passports

Important Notification concerning Lebanese Passports

The Lebanese Directorate-General of General Security is calling on Lebanese citizens who still possess Red Passports or renewed Navy Blue passports (even not expired)  to apply for the current machine-readable passport  since those 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. if your Navy Blue Passport was never renewed and didn't expire yet, it's machine-readable and you don't need to replace it.

You can apply for the machine readable passport  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.

The Embassy can only renew the Navy Blue passports for three months, free of charge, provided that the applicant submit at the same time a request for a new Passport or sign an affidavit if he's travelling to Lebanon in the next two months, stating that he will apply for a new passport upon arrival.

Please note that once you apply for a new Passport at the Embassy, your can keep your current passport with you, and once we receive the new Passport from Beirut, we will call you to cancel it wihout cancelling the visas, and we can add the old passport to the new one.

Usually it takes between 5 to 10 weeks from the date of submission of the request of a new passport  to get the new one.

For more information related to the readable Navy Blue Passport, please visit the Directorate General of General Security’s website: www.general-security.gov.lb

New Passport

  • Getting a new passport will take usually between 5 and 10 weeks 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. Two recent color photos (Size length 4.3cm x width 3.5cm => 1.69in x 1.37in) showing full details of the face with a white background (as shown in the diagram attached).
  3. A New Passport Request Form should be filled out clearly and completed..
  4. Applicant's original Individual Civil ID (Ikhraj Kayd Fardi) whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or his original new Lebanese I.D. card (Tazkarat al-Hawiyeh) and a copy of his U.S Driver Licence or green card or Passport or visa.
  5. The last Lebanese passport, either burgundy or navy blue covers.
  6. A money order (no cash or checks accepted) payable to the Embassy of Lebanon in the amount of:
  7. $40.00 for one year. $200.00 for five years.
  8. A certified or Express returned self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY).
  9. 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 length 4.3cm x width 3.5cm => 1.69in x 1.37in) 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.
    • Applicant's original recent Individual Civil ID (Ikhraj Kayd Fardi) whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or the new original Lebanese I.D. card (Tazkarat al-Hawiyeh), and a copy of his U.S Driver Licence or green card or Passport or visa.
    • The last Lebanese passport, either burgundy or navy blue covers.
    • 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 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 before a notary public or a Honorary Consul of Lebanon.
    • 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. please read the new instructions above related to the renewal of the Lebanese Passport: The Embassy can only renew the Navy Blue passports for three months, free of charge, provided that the applicant submit at the same time a request for a new Passport or sign an affidavit if he's travelling to Lebanon in the next two months, stating that he/she will apply for a new passport upon arrival. in case you would like to renew for three months, 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 navy blue passport.
  • Photocopies of the Old Passport pages containing the full name, photo, passport #, issue date, and expiry date (two copies of each).
  • A notarized parental consent from both parents authorizing the Embassy to renew the passport for applicants under 18.
  • A certified or Express self-addressed, stamped envelope (USPS ONLY).

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 only 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 (to be obtained by mail request from the Embassy/Consulate in your jurisdiction)

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
  • Copy of Green card or US Passport or US Visa
  • 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
    • $120.00 for three 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

Lost Passport

  • Getting a new passport will usually take between 5 and 10 weeks 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 clearly mentioning the lost Lebanese Passport.
  • A letter from the applicant explaining how s/he lost the passport.
  • Two recent color photos (Size length 4.3cm x width 3.5cm => 1.69in x 1.37in) 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 original Individual Civil ID (Ikhraj Kayd Fardi) whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or his new Lebanese I.D. card (Tazkarat al-Hawiyeh), with his U.S Driver Licence or green card or Passport.
  • 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 clearly mentioning the lost Lebanese Passport.
  • A notarized letter from the applicant explaining how s/he lost the passport.
  • Two recent color photos (Size length 4.3cm x width 3.5cm => 1.69in x 1.37in) showing full details of the face with a white background (as shown in the diagram attached).
  • A New Passport Request Form should be filled.
  • original recent Individual Civil ID (Ikhraj Kayd Fardi) whose date of issuance does not exceed 10 years, or the original new Lebanese I.D. card (Tazkarat al-Hawiyeh),with his notarized or original U.S Driver Licence or green card or Passport.
  • 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 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