In order to safeguard the health of our staff, citizens and visitors, and in accordance with CDC guidelines and New York State and City instructions and regulations pertaining to Covid-19, the Consulate is not open to the public and will be receiving and processing formalities exclusively by mail, until the end of the pandemic.  

Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe! 

Preliminary Voter Rolls

All Lebanese citizens who are eligible to vote are requested to check that their names are listed on the preliminary voter rolls by visiting

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 (

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 January 27, 2021, new mandatory regulations related to traveling to Lebanon will be implemented as follows: 

-The hotel quarantine measure will be replaced by home quarantine for 3 days, 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, 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. 

-Travelers must also fill out a form issued by the Ministry of Public Health and available online at the following link:, prior to boarding 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.

Click here

Diplomatic Pouch

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


Consulate General of Lebanon

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

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All consular formalities will be delivered the next business day by 1:00 pm.


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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.

The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York launches 

“The Lebanese Expats Job and Business Forum Initiative” 

in New York and the Northeast US 

– A job is a donation for every day –

Project Objective: to help Lebanese students, young professionals, and citizens who lost their jobs or businesses find work, as well as to support small and medium-sized Lebanese enterprises impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing financial crisis. 


In the midst of the unprecedented socio-economic crisis which threatens the very existence of the Lebanon we know and love, and the well-being of our Lebanese compatriots back home, a crisis that was deepened and widened after the port blast that destroyed part of our capital Beirut and left over 300,000 Lebanese citizens without shelter and in dire need of the basic necessities of survival, the Lebanese Diaspora is called on once again to help our beloved country and compatriots overcome this existential crisis.

Indeed, the Lebanese Diaspora has never failed our Homeland; in addition to its pivotal role in preserving and reflecting the true face of Lebanon, its millenarian civilization, culture, and its role of enlightenment in the Middle East and all over the world, our Diaspora, throughout history, has played an important role in Lebanon’s economic prosperity, with direct money pouring into the country every year exceeding 10 billion USD in capital inflows and direct investments, thus helping Lebanon overcome economic hardships and contributing in maintaining its vibrant economy and sustainable development.

Today, as always, our Diaspora is greatly helping our beloved Lebanon by sending donations and all kinds of assistance to our fellow citizens in need through US-based reputable and well-established NGOs.  

Based on the above, the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York wishes to mobilize the Diaspora, in that same spirit of solidarity and national unity, in order to help our own Expats in New York and US Northeast overcome their own hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis, through a double initiative, “The Lebanese Expats Job and Business Forum Initiative.” This double initiative aims to put into place a continuous Job and Business Forum in order to help support our Lebanese businesses as well as help our Lebanese Expats find jobs, thus supporting their families and our Beloved Lebanon during this existential socio-economic crisis which is shaking the very foundations of our society. 

Project Description: 

A- The Lebanese Expats Job Forum and Job Bank Initiative:

It aims to help find jobs for our unemployed Lebanese compatriots in general, and fresh graduates and students in particular, with priority given to the most dire humanitarian cases.

While the Consulate General is keen on respecting U.S. laws and jurisdictions pertaining to student visa and immigration rules and requirements, Lebanese students and fresh graduates will be given top priority in the Consulate’s job initiative, especially that their parents in Lebanon are enduring great financial difficulties to pay their tuition fees, shelter and living expenses in the USA, difficulties compounded by Lebanese banks’ stringent restrictions on money transfers to their children living in the U.S.. In this regard, the Consulate General urges Lebanese businesses, enterprises, and associations, to hire competent, qualified and talented Lebanese people.  

To that end, the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York invites Lebanese-owned businesses to send us their job offers (with detailed job description) and invites Lebanese Expats in search of work to send us their job demands (with a brief bio, and to specify their employment preferences), so that the Consulate can connect employers and potential employees in a virtual job market and networking platform.

– The Job Bank: 

In order to ensure continuity, the Consulate General will set up a “Job Data Bank” to store all bios and Job offers for present and future matching of the job offers and demands. The Applicants and Job opportunity providers are invited to regularly send us their updated data.

B- The Business Forum Initiative: “Buy Lebanese to Help Hire Lebanese” Initiative:

To complement and further strengthen its Job Forum Initiative, the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York simultaneously launches this initiative, whereby we urge Lebanese businesses and enterprises to buy Lebanese in all business categories: services, food, hospitality, utilities, IT, contracting, handcraft… firstly, in order to help Lebanese businesses which have been hardly impacted or even ruined by the Corona pandemic and lockdown; and secondly, to help these Lebanese businesses hire Lebanese people.

In this regard, the Consulate General shall spare no effort or time to promote the Lebanese as well as non-Lebanese businesses that are keen on employing Lebanese people, especially students, fresh graduates, and young professionals.

Combined and intrinsically linked, the two initiatives of the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and North East, the “Expats Job Forum” and the “Buy Lebanese to Help Hire Lebanese,” are a call for unity and solidarity between the constituents of the Lebanese diaspora, and a call for support and solidarity between Lebanon and its friends.

Please email us your job offers (with a detailed job description) as well as your job demands (with bios, indicating job preference), with contact details (please specify in the subject line: “Lebanese Expats Job & Business Forum Initiative” to:

Together we will prevail

God bless the Land of Cedars

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