may 2022 consulate closures
The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York will be closed on:
- Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 : Eid el Fitr
- Wednesday, May 25 : Liberation Day
- Monday, May 30 : Memorial Day
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:
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2022
Polling Stations for Lebanese Expatriate Citizens voting in New York and the northeastern United States
The parliamentary elections for Lebanese Expats living in New York and the northeastern United States will take place in the 5 polling stations listed below. Voting hours are from 7 am to 10 pm :
1. Philadelphia, PA:
Saint Maron Hall,
1013 Ellsworth St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
2. Somerset, NJ:
Saint Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church,
7 Reeve St, Somerset, NJ 08873
3. New York, NY:
221 East 27th St, New York, NY 10016
4. Danbury, CT:
22 West St, Danbury, CT 06810
5. Jamaica Plain, MA:
The Cedars Center,
65 Rockwood St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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 march 1, 2022
– All arriving passengers are exempt from performing a PCR test upon arrival at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.
– All arriving passengers, with the exception of children under the age of 12 and UNIFIL, must register on the MOPH PASS platform (https://pass.moph.gov.lb) and ensure that all submitted information is correct.
– All passengers arriving to 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 either received their 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 dose or a booster of any COVID-19 vaccine at most 6 months before departure.
– Passengers who travelled outside of Lebanon and will return within a period of one week or less.
– Passengers under the age of 12.
𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘃𝗲, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹:
– Inside Lebanon: 1214, ext. 2.
– Outside of Lebanon: 00961 6 659 023.
You may also contact this number via WhatsApp by sending text or voice messages.
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.
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.
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New York (NY)
Rhode Island (RI)
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.