Visa regulations

Schengen countries launch the new Visa Information System (VIS) in Lebanon

Schengen countries launch the new Visa Information System (VIS) in Lebanon on 10 May 2012. The introduction in Lebanon of the new Visa Information System (VIS) will facilitate visa procedures for the 26 Schengen countries. As of 10 May 2012, Lebanese applicants at consular posts need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data. Read more here:

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New direct telephone line to visa section: 04 935 004

Please note that you can reach the visa section directly under 04 935 004, mondays to fridays 10-12 am.

Application forms for Schengen visa and resident permit

Please choose the application form that is relevant for you and download it from here:

Telephone numbers and working hours of the visa section

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List of fotostudios that make "biometric" photos for visa and passports

Photos for visa and passports are expected to fulfill certain standards ("biometric" photos, see the two templates below). Here is a list of photo studios in Lebanon where you can order such photos.