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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
Central Direction
Adliyeh - Sami el Soleh street
01/386610 - 01/425610
Operation Room
Mathaf: 01/612401/2/5
Border centers / departments
Border centers / departments
Beirut International Airport
01/629150/1/2 - 01/628570
Beirut Port center
01/584400
Jounieh Port center
09/932852
Tripoli Port center
06/600789
Arida center 
06/820101
Abboudiye center 
06/815151
Bekayya center 
06/860023
Kaa center 
08/225101
Al Masnaa center 
08/620018
Sour Port center
07/742896
Saida Port center 
07/727455
Naqoura center 
07/460007
Jiyeh port center 
09/995516
 
Beirut
Beirut
Beirut Regional Department
01/429061 - 01/429060
Sports City Center 
01/843731 - 01/843730
 
North and Akkar
North and Akkar
Northern Lebanon and Akkar regional deparments
Northen Lebanon department
06/431778
Tripoli center
06/625572
Miniyeh center
06/463249
Zgharta center
06/661671
Bsharri center
06/671199
Koura center
06/950552
Batroun center
06/642384
Danniyeh center
06/490798-06/490877
Akkar department
06/695796
Mechmech center
06/895182
Halba center
06/690004
Qoubaiyat center
06/350028
Beino center
06/360345-06/361758
Bebnine center
06/470687
 
 
Beqaa and Baalbeck El Hermel
Beqaa and Baalbeck El Hermel
Beqaa and Baalbeck El Hermel regional department
Beqaa department
08/803666
Zahle center
08/823935
Joub Jannine center
08/660095
Rachaya center
08/590620
Ryak center
08/900201
Mashgharah center
08/651271
Bouarej center
08/540608
Baalbeck El Hermel department
08/374248
Baalbeck center
08/370577
Shmustar center
08/330106
Hermel center
08/200139
Deir el Ahmar center
08/321136
Laboueh center
08/230094
Nabi chit center
08/345104
 
South and Nabatieh
South and Nabatieh
Southern Lebanon and Nabatieh regional departments
Southern Lebanon department
07/724890
Saidon center
07/735534
Tyre center
07/741737
Jezzine center
07/780501
Jouaiyya center
07/411891
Qana center
07/430096
Zahrani center
07/260957
Nabatiyeh department
07/760727
Nabatieh center
07/761886
Bent Jbeil center
07/450010
Marjaayoun center
07/830301
Hasbaiyya center
07/550102
Jbaa center
07/211418
Tebnine center
07/326318
Chebaa center
07/565349
Al Taibah center
07/850614
 
Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon first department
05/920090
Baabda center
05/920090
Medhat El Hajj center
01/471912
Metn center
01/888647
Rayfoun center
09/957278 - 09/957275
Keserwen center
09/934425
Jbeil center
09/945868
Hamana center
05/533005
Dhour chweir center
04/392281
Bourj Hammoud center
05/920090
Haret Sakher center
09/637314
Kartaba center
09/405137-09/405144
Ghazir center
09/920752
Martyr Abdel Karim Hudruj center
01/552806
Mount Lebanon second department
05/501926
Aley center
05/554864
Chouefat center
05/431142
Chouf center
05/503529
Iklim Al Kharoub center
07/242047
Damour center
05/601254