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Consul General

Mr. Majdi Ramadan

Email:majdi.ramadan@nylebcons.org


Executive Assistant

Mrs. Maha Karnib

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 7

Fax: 1 (212) 794-1510

Email:maha.karnib@nylebcons.org


Assistant

Mrs. Karine Diab

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 6

Email:karine.diab@nylebcons.org


Accounting

Mr. Maher Takkoush

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 5

Email:maher.takkoush@nylebcons.org


Passport / Visa

Mr. Gaby Noufaily

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 102

Email:gaby.noufaily@nylebcons.org


Mr. Ayman Salman

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 1

Email:ayman.salman@nylebcons.org


Legalization/ Powers of Attorney

Mr.Habib Osman

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 2

Email:habib.habib@nylebcons.org


Registration of Vital Events

Mr.Tony Barkachy

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 3

Email:tony.barkachy@nylebcons.org

 

 
 
Memo on the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections April 29, 2018


Pursuant to the Lebanese Elections Law number 44 of the year 2017, and in preparation for the parliamentary elections that will take place on April 29, 2018, kindly note the following information:

Delegates on Behalf of Candidates
Any candidate or a list of candidates can appoint delegates on their behalf in assigned polling centers. A delegate can represent more than one list or candidate. Roaming candidates do not apply in our jurisdiction as all our assigned polling centers have less than 4 voting stations (kalam).

Any Lebanese citizen wishing to be a delegate at any specified polling center should:

·   Have her/his name listed on the voter roll of the said center,

·   Hold a power of attorney from a candidate or a list of candidates drafted by a notary public and legalized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon.


To assume the role of a delegate at any polling station individuals should apply to our office by April 25, 2018 either in person or via certified mail.

In person:

1.      Complete a delegate form,

2.      Provide a Lebanese id or ikhraj kayd or valid passport and a copy of the said document,

3.      Provide the necessary power of attorney and a copy of the said document.


The Consulate will decide on such applications and grant delegate authorizations at its own discretion, after considering several criteria including the capacity of any polling station and the duration of the requested authorization throughout the election day.


Via certified mail:
At your own risk, and while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours (check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details) and that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service, send us via UPS self-addressed & prepaid envelope:

1.      A notarized delegate form,

2.      Copy of you Lebanese id, ikhraj kayd, or valid passport,

3.      The necessary power of attorney and a copy of the said document.


The Consulate will decide on such applications and grant delegate authorizations at its own discretion, after considering several criteria including the capacity of any polling station and the duration of the requested authorization throughout the election day.

If the delegate authorization is a granted, it will be provided in person at the Consulate or delivered only via UPS self-addressed & prepaid envelope at your own risk, and while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours (check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details) and that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service.




Necessary Documentation for Voting
The identification requirements for voting in the upcoming parliamentary elections are either a Lebanese identification card (plastic card) or a valid machine readable passport (navy blue format or biometric format).

To facilitate the election process, and only for the Lebanese who are listed on the electoral rolls to vote abroad, and strictly for the purpose of voting on April 29, 2018, and not for the purpose of traveling, the Consulate will be issuing and renewing machine readable passports for a period of 1 year and for a fee of $0.67 in an expedited manner, as follows:

For new passports:
Machine readable passports are issued solely by the Lebanese competent authorities in Lebanon and applications to obtain them are submitted through the Consular Section by April 16, 2018.

At the Consular Section, complete in Arabic and English a serial application form for new passports and enclose the following:

·   3 recent passport photos 1.9x1.4 inch with full face and white background.

·   Copy of your Lebanese id or ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years.

·   Current passport and a copy of its first 6 pages if available.

·  Fees: $0.67 for 1 year (only exact cash amount or money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted).


When the new passport arrives at the Consulate, the concerned person will be contacted to provide the old passport held for cancellation and to receive the new one either in person at the Consulate or only via UPS self-addressed & prepaid envelope, at your own risk, while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours. Check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details. Also kindly note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service.


Via certified mail, if you can’t get to the Consulate, we can send you by regular mail a hard copy of the serial application form for new passports as follows:

1.  Send us via email complete contact information including full address and phone numbers in the US and in Lebanon, along with scanned copies via email of:

o   Lebanese id or ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years.

o   Current passport including its first 6 pages.

2.  We will complete the serial application form on your behalf and send it to you via regular mail to be signed in front of a notary public.

3.  Send us via certified mail, at your own risk (Send us via certified mail, at your own risk (we only receive mail on working days and during working hours/check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details and note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service):

o   The notarized serial application form.

o   3 recent passport photos 1.9x1.4 inch with full face and white background.

o   Copy of your Lebanese id or ikhraj kayd issued within the last 10 years.

o   Copy of your current passport including its first 6 pages if available.

o   Fees: $0.67 for 1 year (only money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted).

o   If the passport is to be delivered by mail, it will be sent only via UPS self-addressed & prepaid envelope, at your own risk, while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours. Check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details. Also kindly note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service.


When the new passport arrives at the Consulate, the concerned person will be contacted to provide the old passport held for cancellation and to receive the new one either in person at the Consulate or ONLY via UPS self-addressed & prepaid envelope, at your own risk, while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours. Check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details. Kindly note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service.


For Passport Extensions
At the Consular Section, and by April 27, 2018, complete a passport extension application and enclose the following:

·    2 recent passport photos 1.9x1.4 inch with full face and white background.

·    Copy of your Lebanese id or ikhraj keid issued within the last 10 years.

·    Current blue passport and a copy of its first 6 pages.

·   Fees: $0.67 for 1 year (only exact cash amount or money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted).


If all requirements are met, the extension of the current blue passport will be finished on the same day.


Via certified mail, and by April 20, 2018, if you can’t get to the Consulate send us via certified mail, at your own risk (we only receive mail on working days and during working hours/check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details and note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service):

·     Passport extension application completed in person and signed.

·    2 recent passport photos 1.9x1.4 inch with full face and white background.

·    Copy of your Lebanese id or ikhraj keid issued within the last 10 years.

·    Current blue passport and a copy of its first 6 pages.

·    Fees: $0.67 for 1 year (only money orders payable to the Consulate General of Lebanon are accepted).

·    If the passport is to be delivered by mail, it will be sent only via UPS self-addressed & prepaid envelope, at your own risk, while noting that we only receive mail on working days and during working hours. Check our holiday and working hours schedule for more details. Also kindly note that we don’t collect mail from the post office or the offices of any mailing service.


If all requirements are met, we will deliver immediately the extended passport.




Polling Stations
On April 29, 2018, the Consulate will set up five polling centers within its jurisdiction. The centers will open at 7 am EST and close at 10 pm EST at the following locations:

 

·   Massachusetts: Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, MA 02466. The contact person is Mr. Maher Takkouch (maher.takkoush@nylebcons.org).

 

·   Connecticut: Lebanese American Club, 22 West St, Danbury, CT 06810. The contact person is Mr. Ayman Salman (ayman.salman@nylebcons.org).

 

·   New York: Loyola School, 980 Park Ave, New York, NY 10028. The contact person is Mr.  Habib Osman (habib.habib@nylebcons.org).

 

·     New Jersey: Fairbridge Hotel East Brunswick, 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset NJ 08873. The contact person is Mr. Gaby Noufaily (gaby.noufaily@nylebcons.org).

 

·   Pennsylvania: Hampton Inn, 3723 Nazareth Rd, Easton, PA 18045. The contact person is Mr. Tony Barkachy (tony.barkachy@nylebcons.org).





Voting Procedures and Observers
The Ministry of Interior and Municipalities of Lebanon has set voting procedures and an observer mechanism for the elections.

For information on voting procedures, kindly check the following link:
Voting Procedures

For information on observer mechanism, kindly check the following link:
Election Observer

For further information about the parliamentary elections, kindly check the following link:
Elections Home



Further information regarding the distribution of voters, among other issues, will be circulated whenever available.


 

 
 


 
 
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, has 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.

 

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  Holiday Schedule 2018

The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York observes the following Lebanese and American holidays as listed here.
 

  Information

Consulate General of Lebanon

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

Tel:  (212) 744-7905
Fax: (212) 794-1510
Email:info@nylebcons.org

Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, except for national holidays.

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