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Visas or residency permits for students in religions, volunteers, missionaries and men of religion


The requirements regarding the applicants for a Lebanese visa or residency permit for religious men, students, missionaries or volunteers will be highlighted in the following section.

1- The conditions regarding students in religion applying for a Lebanese visa:

11- The students in religion regardless of their religion, and whether they are enrolled in an accredited universities or accredited religious institutions in Lebanon (even those whose studies or universities are not religious), are granted an entry visa for a month prior to their entry

111- An authorization prior to the entrance granted by the general security in virtue of a requested presented by the university or the institution in question. The latter can’t apply via a Lebanese delegation abroad

112- The interested party has to be 18 years old or more

113- Attestation of enrollment in an accredited university or an accredited religious institution in Lebanon. The type of degree has to be specified in the attestation, as well as the period and semesters indicated.

114- The interested party has to enter Lebanese territories in the beginning of the academic year (the visa have to be applied for, a month before the beginning of the academic year).

115- The interested party has to come the country of which he holds the nationality. If this is not the case, he cannot enter Lebanese authorities.

12- The universities and religious institutions have to hand over to the general security: the lists of all the degrees as well as the required academic period, and the semesters indicated to each degree.

13- The universities and religious institutions have to sing an attestation of departure when the interested party finished the required academic years or semesters indicated. His departure has to be ensured if there is an infraction regarding his visa, or if he committed a crime.

14- In virtue of security concerns regarding both Lebanon and the countries of origin of the students in question, only the following nationalities are temporarily excluded: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Albanian, Bosnian, Indian, Sri Lankans, Philippine, Sudan, Egyptian, Chechen, Bangladesh, Algerian, Somalian, Iraqi.


2-The conditions required to grand a residency permit for students in religion:

 21-The residency permit is granted for students in religion regardless of their religion, if they are enrolled in a university or in a religious institution that is accredited in Lebanon. The following conditions are required:

211- After a month of his entry in Lebanon, the interested party has to show up at a regional bureau of the general security, where he will apply for a residency permit, handing out the application and the required documents.

212- The interested party has to hand out an attestation establishing that he has passed the previous year. The student cannot repeat his year more than once. If he fails to do so, he will have to leave the Lebanese territory.

213- If the students are married, their children will not have a residency permit in virtue of their own, and cannot hence live with them.

22- A residency permit – multiple entries can be requested one time a year and for 3months only.


3- Men of religion, missionaries, and volunteers are permitted to enter in virtue of a request done by the religious institution, the charitable institution or the university in question:

31- The requested conditions are based on the nationality of each applicant.

32- The visas granted according to the article 31 are assimilated to touristic visas that cannot be transformed into residency visas. The interested party has to leave when the validity period of the visa comes to an end.

33- Men of religion, volunteers, and missionaries that wish to reside in Lebanon have to request a previous authorization delivered by the general security in virtue of a requested addressed by the host institution.

34- The host institution has to ensure the above-mentioned conditions 111, 112, 115, 211, and 213, for an entry visa or a residency permit.

35- The host institution has to sign an attestation that specifies the type of activity in question, the location of the project and the period indicated for the latter. The date of departures has to be specified in a second attestation that will also be signed by the host institution. These attestations will have to be handed out to the general security.

 

Comments:

The host institution: Religious leaders, universities, or charitable institutions that are legally accredited in Lebanon.

 

4- The costs:

Students in religion: 250 000 L.B.P

Men of religion, missionaries and volunteers: 300 000L.B.P

 
5- The above-mentioned instructions are also related to nuns, and students, volunteers, or missionaries that are women. 

G.S. Addresses

Central Direction
Central Direction
Phone number
Adlyeh - Sami el Soleh street
01/386610 - 01/425610
 
Adress 
01/612401/2/5
Adlyeh - Sami el Solesh
 
 
Headquarter at the Border
Headquarter at the Border
Beirut International Airport
01/629150/1/2 - 01/628570
Port of Beirut
01/584400
Port of Jounieh
09/932852
Port of Tripoli
06/600789
Arida
06/820101
Aboudieh
06/815151
Bakiha
06/860023
Kaa
08/225101
Masnaa
08/620018
Port of Sour
07/742896
Port of Saida
07/727455
Nakoura
07/460007
Port of Jiyeh
09/995516
 
Beirut
Beirut
The department of Beirut
01/429061 - 01/429060
 
North
North
North
06/431778
Tripoli
06/625572
Menieh
06/463249
Zgharta
06/661671
Bchareh
06/671199
Al koura
06/950552
Batroun
06/642384
Al danieh
06/490798-06/490877
North (second bureau)
06/695496
Mechmoch
06/895182
Halba
06/690004
Kobayat
06/350028
 
Beqaa
Beqaa
The department of Beqaa
08/803666
Zahle
08/823935
Jeb Jannine
08/660095
Rachaya
08/590620
(The department of beqaa (second bureau
08/370577
Chmestar
08/330106
Hermel
08/200139
Der el Ahmar
08/321136
 
South
South
South
07/724890
Saida
07/735534
Sour
07/741737
Jezzine
07/780501
Jouyah
07/411891
(South (second bueau
07/760727
Nabatieh
07/761886
Bent Jbeil
07/450010
Marjaayoun
07/830301
Hasbaya
07/550102
Jbaa
07/211418
Tebnin
07/326318
 
Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon
05/920090
Baabda
05/920090
Berj - Albarajne - Medhat Alhaj
01/471912
Al Maten
01/888647
Keserwan
09/934425
Jbeil
09/945868
Hemena
05/533005
Douhour elchwayr
04/392281
(Mount Lebanon (Second bureau
05/501926
Aley
05/554864
Chwayfet
05/431142
Chouf
05/503529
Iqlim- Al Kharroub
07/242047