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.
Vote submission for the General Elections in Sweden will be available at the Embassy in Beirut. Make sure to register to the Electoral roll if you have moved or lived abroad for a long time.
Swedish citizens who have emigrated (Swedes living abroad) are included in the electoral roll if they have emigrated within the last ten years or if they have applied to the Swedish Tax Agency not later than 30 days before Election Day to be included in the electoral roll. Application is made by sending address details to the Swedish Tax Agency. There is a special form for Swedes living abroad who wish to apply to be included in an electoral roll.
You will find all the information you need on www.val.se
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
Lebanese citizens, applicants legally residing in Lebanon (holding a valid residence permit in Lebanon) and Stateless persons residing in Syria can be interviewed at the Honorary Consulate 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 handles questions regarding residence permits. To book an appointment send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your e-mail to the Embassy in Beirut you need to state the information and details below. After that you will receive an e-mail and an appointment.
If more than one applicant, please give full name, date of birth, dossier number and nationality for all of them:
If you have provided biometrics, it takes approximately 4 weeks from the decision to produce and deliver the UT card. Unfortunately there is no way to expedite this process. You should normally collect your residence permit card from the embassy or consulate-general where you took photographs and fingerprints. If you are unable to collect it there you can send an e-mail to the embassy and request them to send the UT card to another embassy or to the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden where a relative who has a power of attorney can collect it. Please note that residence permit cards are not sent by regular mail and changing where you want to pick it up will delay the delivery with up to three weeks.
To improve the service available to those applying for a visa, the embassy cooperates with VFS Global. You present your application in person to VFS Global and they can also provide you with information and other kinds of service. When the decision has come through, after about 14 days, you collect your passport and your visa at the VFS Global.
PLEASE NOTE that no documents should be sent to the embassy. A basic rule is that all documents should be submitted in original. Some documents you only need to show in original at VFS Global, while a copy of the document submitted. Note that the documents submitted are a basis for the examination of the application to be started. It does not mean that the visa application must be granted.
Applications must be made in person at VFS Global. You don’t need to visit the Embassy at all.
VFS Global in Beirut charge a fee of 25 euro per application (over and above the visa fee of 60 euro) for their services.
They are open for:
Application submission timings: Monday – Friday (except public holidays) 09.00 – 15.00
Passport Document Collection: Monday – Friday (except public holidays ) 15.00 – 16.00
Check the VFS Global website for the application centre address and opening hours and for other practical information.
Address: Concord Building 05th Floor Beirut, Lebanon
Telephone: +961 1 743 643