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Consul General

Mrs. Abir Taha Audi

Executive Assistant

Mrs. Maha Karnib

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 7

Fax: 1 (212) 794-1510



Mrs. Karine Diab

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 103



Mr. Maher Takkoush

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 5


Passport / Visa

Mr. Gaby Noufaily

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 1


Mr. Ayman Salman


Legalization/ Powers of Attorney

Mr.Habib Osman

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 2


Registration of Vital Events

Mr.Tony Barkachy

Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905, ext 3



Community Announcement

The General Directorate of General Security will start issuing Biometric Lebanese passports valid for three years in addition to the existing one year, five years and ten years. The fees are as follows:

1 year: $ 40.00

3 years: $134.00

5 Years: $200.00

10 years: $334.00



Community Announcement


Dear members of the Lebanese community and friends of Lebanon,

          The Consul General of Lebanon in New York, Abir Taha Audi, has the pleasure to announce the launching of an ambitious project titled:

                                                                                                                                                                “LEBANESE TALENTS: 
                                                                                                                                            THE WHO’S WHO OF THE LEBANESE DIASPORA
                                                                                                                                                           IN NYC AND THE NORTHEAST”
                                                                                                                                     Showcasing the success stories of Lebanese expatriates 
                                                                                                                                                          in New York and the Northeast.

          Lebanon’s wealth lies in its Diaspora. Lebanon is a world empire of talents. We take great pride in our Lebanese Diaspora and its successes and achievements in all fields worldwide and, consequently, we wish to launch this important project which aims to showcase, honour, unite and connect with Lebanese talents in all fields. The project consists of a publication which will feature the profiles and brief bios of Lebanese expatriates living in New York and the Northeast who have succeeded in their respective careers, thus highlighting these success stories as an inspiration for future generations. The publication will also serve as a guide for Lebanese expats in New York and the Northeast, and will be distributed during a book signing at a conference which will unite these successful expats along with the broader Lebanese community, and whose date and time will be announced after the completion of the Who’s Who guide.
          The project will be implemented in several stages:

1- Info gathering: send your CVs and profiles and a brief bio of your success story: if born in Lebanon, how and when you emigrated to the US and how you succeeded; if you were born in the United States, how your parents emigrated and how they inspired you to succeed, as well as your own professional journey. Conclude with your ideal vision of the future Lebanon. Also send your colour photo and any supporting documents (awards, press clippings, interviews and videos of your achievements), in addition to your contact details (address, email, telephone and cell phone numbers), to the following email: whoswholbnyc@outlook.com.    
Professional fields include:
  • U.S. Politicians of Lebanese origin (current and former)
  • CEOs and Chairmen
  • Businessmen
  • Bankers
  • Artists
  • Writers/Poets
  • Scholars/Academics
  • Scientists
  • Physicians
  • Journalists
  • Lawyers
  • Architects/Engineers
  • Actors
  • Athletes
  • Chefs/Caterers
  • NGOs
  • Other

2- Establish, organize and classify the database of the Lebanese Diaspora in New York and the Northeast according to professional fields and areas.
Publish the Who’s Who and distribute it during a conference which will unite all these talents who will share their respective professional journeys and achievements with the broader Lebanese community and friends of Lebanon, in a bid to inspire future generations as well as show the world, and especially our hosting country the United States, the contributions of the Lebanese Diaspora to world culture and civilization. The conference will include exhibition stands of the major Lebanese companies, banks, NGOs, etc… under the banners “Meet Honour Connect” and “Live Love LBNY”.
3- The third and last stage and ultimate aim of this important project is the establishment of the long-sought Lebanese lobby in New York and the Northeast, which will include networking and close cooperation and coordination between the Consulate General of Lebanon and our Diaspora in all fields.
          All our Lebanese talents are invited to submit their success stories as soon as possible to insure that they are included in the Who’s Who. The deadline for submitting your CVs, profiles, and all supporting documents is March 5, 2020. We take great pride in your achievements and we look forward to meeting you, honouring you, and connecting with you soon.


Community Announcement

Dear members of the Lebanese community and friends of Lebanon,

The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York is pleased to announce the arrival of Mrs. Abir Taha Audi as the new Consul General.

Mrs. Taha Audi earned the title of Ambassador in 2017 and previously served in Geneva, Paris and Tokyo.
Mrs. Taha Audi is a Doctoral Researcher in Philosophy at the Sorbonne University, Paris, and holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the American University of Beirut.
She is an internationally published author of 8 books in philosophy, spirituality and politics, and she speaks fluent English, French and German.

She is looking forward to serving the Lebanese community in the Northeastern U.S.


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.


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Consulate General of Lebanon

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

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

Hours of Operations: 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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