January 2022 holidays
The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York will be closed on:
- Thursday, January 6: Armenian Orthodox Christmas Day.
- Monday, January 17: Martin Luther King Day.
Proof of Vaccination required to enter the Consulate General of Lebanon
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK’S MASK MANDATE STARTING DECEMBER 13, 2021,
All individuals over the age of 14 years visiting the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York will be required to show either:
1) A proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
2) A negative PCR administered within 3 days of the visit to the Consulate.
Individuals without proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test will not be allowed into the Consulate.
For Lebanese citizens in true emergency situations who cannot produce either a vaccination card or a negative Covid-19 test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and describe your situation.
FURTHERMORE, MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL VISITORS TO THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF LEBANON IN NEW YORK.
Thank you for your understanding
2022 parliamentary Elections
Parliamentary elections for Lebanese Expats will take place on May 8, 2022. The polling stations’ locations will be published when the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities approves them.
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
New covid-19 entry requirements for travelers to lebanon as of january 10, 2022
The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health has put in place a series of measures for travelers to Lebanon as of January 10, 2022. Please click on the link below to view these new procedures:
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 submitted the previous business day.
Closed on 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.