july 2022 holidays

The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York will be closed on:

  • Monday, July 4 : USA Independence Day.
  • Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12 : Eid Al-Adha.
  • Friday, July 29 : Islamic New Year.
media, observers and citizens praise “flawless”, “model” ELECTIOns in northeastern US

The media, international observers, LADE, and Lebanese Expat voters all praised the “flawless,” “model” elections which were held in the 5 polling stations in the Northeastern United States under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York, elections which they described as “perfectly organized, peaceful, civilized, democratic,” and which were held in the presence of international observers and all the delegates representing parties and candidates. “Zero problems, zero transgressions, zero incidents, zero complaints,” reported LBCI about the elections. Perfect elections, as we would love our beloved Land of Cedars to be. Congrats to our Expats who showed Lebanon’s true, civilized, and cultured image. You make us proud. God bless Lebanon.

Click the link below to view Consul General of Lebanon in New York, Ambassador Dr Abir Taha Audi’s interview with LBCI on the morning of May 8th, 2022, in the Armenian Church in Manhattan, where the elections for New York were held:



8264 Lebanese Expats living in New York and the Northeastern US registered to vote (voter turnout was roughly 65%) in the 5 polling stations under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York, distributed as follows :

1. Philadelphia, PA:

Saint Maron Hall,

1013 Ellsworth St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

780 registered voters

2. Somerset, NJ:

Saint Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church,

7 Reeve St, Somerset, NJ 08873.

1129 registered voters

3. New York, NY:

Pashalian Hall,

221 East 27th St, New York, NY 10016.

2510 registered voters

4. Danbury, CT:

Lebanon-American Club,

22 West St, Danbury, CT 06810.

367 registered voters

5. Jamaica Plain, MA:

The Cedars Center,

65 Rockwood St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

3478 registered voters

important notice regarding formalities

Only money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted for all formalities.

New covid-19 entry requirements for travelers to lebanon as of april 10, 2022

– All arriving passengers are exempt from performing a PCR test upon arrival at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.

– All passengers arriving in Lebanon, with the exception of those outlined in the “exemptions” section below, must hold a negative PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; 𝙊𝙍 a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test certificate for the rapid antigen test MUST have a QR code.

𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗖𝗥 𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗱 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻 𝗧𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀:

– Fully-vaccinated passengers who have received the third dose (i.e., a booster) of any COVID-19 vaccine.

– Fully-vaccinated passengers who have received 2 doses of any COVID-19 vaccine, or one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (which is formed of one dose only), no more than 6 months prior to their departure.

– Passengers who traveled outside of Lebanon and will return within a period of one week or less.

– Passengers who are under the age of 12.

Reacquiring Lebanese Citizenship

Dear Fellow Lebanese,

We would like to inform you that the Lebanese pertinent authorities, pursuant to Law # 41 “Reacquiring the Lebanese Citizenship” dated November 24, 2015, have started taking applications from members of the Lebanese diaspora to reacquire the Lebanese citizenship. The said Law stipulates that applications should be submitted before November 25, 2025.

Applications will be considered by a committee within the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities of Lebanon. Applicants can appeal the decisions of the said committee within a month from the time they are legally notified of such decisions at the address they specified in their applications.

Persons eligible to apply should have their names or the names of their paternal ancestors, or male relatives on their father’s side, listed on the records of the census of  1921 – 1924, either residents or immigrants registers, and/or the records of the census of 1932, immigrants registers, available at the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the requirements.

Click here

Diplomatic Pouch

For information on the status of your registration by family name, kindly select the following link:


Consulate General of Lebanon

9 E. 76th St.
New York, NY 10021

Tel:  (212) 744-7905
Fax: (212) 794-1510

Hours of Operation: 

Monday through Friday:

From 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM for submitting formalities.

From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for retrieving formalities previously submitted.

Closed on national holidays.


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We would like to bring the Lebanese community’s attention to the following matter concerning real estate transactions in areas and neighborhoods affected by the Beirut Port explosion, specifically in the Port, Saifi, Mudawar, and Rmeil:  

In light of the stifling economic crisis that Lebanon is currently undergoing, which was exacerbated by the Beirut Port blast, and based on the urgent need to protect Beirut’s historical heritage landmarks, and given the fact that some parties have exploited the economic crisis and the needs for liquidity of landowners, owners of houses, apartments or buildings in the aforementioned areas, exerting efforts to coerce them to sell their properties at lower-than-market prices, and in order to prevent unjust property sales under such circumstances, Law No. 194 was issued on October 12th, 2020. 

Pursuant to this Law, and in accordance with its provisions, it is hereby forbidden, for a period of two years, to carry out any act pertaining to the transfer of ownership of real estate located in the aforementioned areas. Additionally, all powers of attorney signed between August 5th, 2020 and the date of the promulgation of this law regarding the transfer of ownership of real estate located in these areas are effectively frozen, pending examination by the General Directorate of Real Estate Affairs or the most relevant body.