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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



National Tragedy

The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York extends its deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to all our Lebanese compatriots in Lebanon and around the globe, following the horrific explosion which rocked Beirut on August 4, 2020, and the catastrophe that ensued. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of this tragedy and their families. May God bless and protect our beloved Lebanon.

Important Notice

Due to the Corona virus threat, and in order to safeguard the health of our staff, citizens and visitors, the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York will only be receiving formalities by mail. 

All emergencies will be dealt with on a case by case basis, until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding.



Starting July 31, 2020, new mandatory regulations related to traveling to Lebanon will be implemented; all travelers to Lebanon must submit a negative PCR test result, provided that the test is conducted no less than 96 hours prior to traveling, that is, 4 days before the travel date, before they get the boarding pass. 

Due to the fact that many PCR test results in the US are taking longer than 96 hours to be issued, and after direct discussions between the Embassy of Lebanon in Washington D.C. and relevant Lebanese authorities:

1 - The 96-hour timeline will now be calculated from the date of the issuance of the test results instead of the date of the test swab (that is, 96 hours from the time you receive your test result to boarding time).

2 - All relevant parties, including airlines, have been informed of this revision for travelers departing from the US.

We apologize for the evolving updates due to the fluid COVID-19 situation in Lebanon, as in all countries; however, the necessity of these guidelines ultimately serves to protect the Lebanese population as well as travelers.


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

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