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You find information on visa and migration related issues here.
Lebanese citizens, or other citizents legally residing in Lebanon (holding a valid residence permit in Lebanon) and stateless persons residing in Syria can be interviewed at the Embassy's Migration office in Starco Building, Block A in Beirut. If you have submitted an online application for a residence permit, you can schedule an appointment after the Swedish Migration Agency has asked you to do so. The Embassy of Sweden in Beirut's Migration Office handles questions regarding residence permits. To book an appointment, fill in the form that you find here. Shortly after filling in the electronical form, you will receive an e-mail from the Embassy with a date for an appointment.
Applications for residence permit in Sweden, including all claims that refer to asylum, immigration and protection are processed by the Swedish Migration Agency. An application for asylum shall not be submitted at a Swedish mission abroad (at an Embassy/consulate) but at one of the Migration Agency application units, or with the border police when entering Sweden. Those who are not able to come to Sweden for protection are advised to contact the UNHCR or the relevant authorities in their country of residence. Furthermore, it is not possible for the Migration Agency to grant asylum to an individual who is not present in Sweden.
For further information, visit the website of the Swedish Migration Agency http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Protection-and-asylum-in-Sweden.html
Swedish citizen can normally apply for a frees single entry tourist or family visit visa on arrival. Persons of Palestinian origin may require a visa before travelling or may be required to carry additional documentation with them when travelling. Overstaying without the proper authority is a serious matter. You may be refused permission to leave until a fine has been paid.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 3 months from the date of entry into Lebanon. Swedish Emergency passports are not accepted for entry in Lebanon, they are only accepted for exiting Lebanon after exit clearence has been granted from the Lebanese General Security.
Previous travel to Israel
If your passport contains an Israeli stamp you may be refused entry to Lebanon even if you hold a valid Lebanese visa.
Passport control upon entering Lebanon
Lebanese Immigration Authorities check all visitors’ names on arrival against a database of those wanted for, or convicted of, offences in Lebanon. If a name matches against an entry on the database the individual may be detained (or on occasion allowed entry upon surrender of their passport) until they can prove that the record does not relate to them. It’s often possible to do so by producing a copy of a birth certificate or other official documentation that allows parents’ names to be checked against the database. You should consider carrying this kind of supporting documentation.
When a document is needed abroad it must often be legalized.
WHAT IS LEGALIZATION?
Legalization is a confirmation that the signature on a document is genuine. The actual legalization process consists of a stamp and a signature. Legalization does not have anything to do with the contents of a document.
LEGALIZATION OF SWEDISH DOCUMENTS
The Embassy of Sweden cannot legalize Swedish documents. If a Swedish document is to be used in Lebanon, the Lebanese Embassy in Stockholm must legalize the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ legalization.
Please check the contact details of the Lebanese Embassy in Stockholm on the following website: www.libanonembassy.se
For further information about legalization of documents issued in Sweden please visit the following website: http://www.regeringen.se/sveriges-regering/utrikesdepartementet/legaliseringar/
LEGALIZATION OF LEBANESE DOCUMENTS
The Embassy of Sweden can only legalize an original document or a true copy if the original is not available. The document has to be translated into English by a sworn translator. The document has also to be pre-legalized by the competent Lebanese authorities.
Please note that the Embassy can only legalize a document and/or its translation when legalized by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
MAXIMUM 3 MONTHS
Documents that require legalization can be no more than 3 months old.
This applies for example, to birth and baptismal certificates, church marriage certificates, printouts from the national register, extracts from police records, marriage certificates from civil weddings and doctors' certificates.
If you need a new certificate, please contact the authority that issued the old one.
The Embassy charges a fee of 15 USD for each legalization. Payments are to be done in USD.
DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS FOR LEGALIZATION
Legalized documents can be picked up at the Embassy the day after submission. You submit the documents during opening hours which you can find here.
The child must first be registered in the Swedish public register at the Swedish Tax agency. Both parents and the child must come to the embassy to fill in the Swedish Tax Agency's form SKV 7750.
Please bring both parent’s passports or other id- document, the child’s birth certificate, marriage certificate and a certificate from the hospital were the child was born.
Now the child will be registered by the Swedish Tax authorities and the child will get a “samordningsnummer” equivalent to a “personnummer” for children born abroad.
When the child is registered you can ask for an appointment at the embassy to apply for a passport by appointment, which you make by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. For children under 18 years both parents must sign a consent, before a passport can be issued.
You must make an appointment by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for an Emergency passport.
The Embassy in Beirut does not accept applications for ordinary passports. You can apply for a passport at a passport authority in Sweden, and at most Swedish missions abroad. After application, it is possible to pick up the passport or identity card when it's ready at the embassy in Beirut. The Embassy charges a fee of 15 USD for each delivery of passport/ID card.
If your passport is lost or stolen, or you need to renew it urgently for some other reason to travel to Sweden within the next few days, you may apply for a temporary emergency passport at the Embassy in Beirut. You must book an appointment by e-mail (email@example.com) prior to applying.
Requirements for emergency passport application:
1) Emergency passport application
2) Four (4) passport sized photos in colour with white background
3) Expired Swedish passport, or if the passport has been lost or stolen a copy of the police report and the 'Report of lost passport'
4) Valid identification (e.g. Swedish ID)
5) Personbevis issued within the last 30 days
6) Verification of Swedish citizenship
7) A fee of 1 600 Swedish crowns (SEK). This fee shall be paid in US dollars (USD) according to the current exchange rate.
8) A reservation of a ticket for your journey to Sweden
For children under the age of 18 the following additional documents are required:
9) The child must come to the Embassy with at least one parent/legal guardian but in this case bring valid ID for the absent parent/legal guardian
10) A custody holder's approval form, signed by both parents and witnessed by two witnesses permanently residing in Lebanon. The witnesses’ signatures and names in block letters as well as their addresses and telephone numbers are required
11) If the child has only one guardian, we need to see proof of sole custody
12) If the child was born abroad, a birth certificate stating the names of both parents must be submitted
13) The parents/legal guardians must prove their own identity by valid passports or valid photo ID