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Work & Residency Permits



Any foreigner who obtains prior approval from the Ministry of Labor, is required to apply for a work permit at the Ministry within a maximum period of ten days as of the date of his/her entry to Lebanon. The Ministry may revoke the prior approval if the foreigner fails to arrive to Lebanon within a maximum period of three months from the date of approval.


The work permit may be granted and renewed for a maximum period of two years from the date of its issuance. If the renewal application has not been filed within at least one month prior to the expiry of its validity, it shall automatically be considered null and void, and the foreigner shall be without a work permit and subject to all measures and sanctions mentioned in the laws and regulations in force.




Any foreign employer/employee should apply for a residency permit at the General Security Directorate, and submit the required documents.

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Lazarieh Tower, 4th Floor, Emir Bechir Street, Riad El-Solh Beirut, Lebanon, P.O.Box 113-7251
+961 1 983306
+961 1 983302