THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF LEBANON REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC AS OF MAY 17th, 2021.
As of May 17th, 2021, the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York will reopen to the public and will also continue to receive and send formalities by mail for visitors who live in remote areas or who have safety concerns.
Masks are mandatory and we urge our visitors to practice social distancing.
Preliminary Voter Rolls
In case of discrepancies in your registration data, please inform the Consulate General of Lebanon before March 10, 2021, either by phone (212 744 7905) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kindly note that this is not a call for elections but only a yearly routine update of the electoral lists.
IMPORTANT NOTICE concerning the Student Dollar Law
The student dollar law No. 193/2020, issued on October 16th, 2020, authorizes Lebanese students studying abroad in colleges or technical institutes who are registered for the academic year 2020-2021, to receive, prior to registration and through bank transfer, up to $10.000, according to the official exchange rate of LP. 1515.
Under the new law, Lebanese Banks are obliged to authorize the said transfer, and the students are required to provide the following documents:
- Current registration certificate.
- Tuition receipt prior to December 31th, 2020.
- Latest rental agreement or receipt.
Pursuant to the issuance of the said new law, and in order to benefit from its provisions, students are required to register on the following link
Attention Travelers to Lebanon: updated procedures for passengers arriving in Lebanon
Starting March 31, 2021, new mandatory regulations related to traveling to Lebanon will be implemented as follows:
-All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 3 days at their place of residence or at a hotel of their choice, except for diplomats and their families, officials, official delegations, officers, and members of UNIFIL, who are exempted from the hotel quarantine.
-All travelers to Lebanon, with the exception of children under 12 years old and those who have been fully vaccinated (see exemptions below for conditions), must submit a negative PCR test result, provided that the test is conducted at a lab certified by the respective countries’ local authorities, no less than 96 hours prior to traveling, that is, 4 days before the travel date, before they get the boarding pass. There should be no more than 96 hours from the time the traveler receives the test result to the time of his/her arrival in Lebanon.
Passengers who do not have a negative PCR test result will not be allowed to board their flights.
– Exemptions: travelers who have been fully vaccinated, and whereby a period of 15 days has elapsed since receiving their FULL dose of the vaccine, are exempt from the PCR testing requirements. Passengers must have their vaccination cards or certificates to present to the relevant authorities. For vaccines that require two doses, a single dose of the vaccine is NOT sufficient to cancel the PCR testing requirement. Please contact your airline to ensure that the transit country accepts the vaccination card or certificate, in order not to risk being denied entry into its territory and board the plane bound for Lebanon.
All relevant previous circulars are considered cancelled.
Please contact your local airline for more details.
Reacquiring The 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.
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, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, except for national holidays.
All consular formalities will be delivered the next business day by 1:00 pm.
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LAW No. 194 ON REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN AREAS AFFECTED BY THE BEIRUT PORT BLAST
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.