U.S. Embassy Beirut Expands Interview Waiver Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the expansion of interview waiver eligibility for Lebanese citizens who are renewing B1/B2 tourist and business visas. Lebanese citizens of ages 50 and older and whose B1/B2 visas have expired within the last 24 months may qualify for Interview Waiver which allows for visa renewal without …

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Updated Visa Fees

The U.S. Government continuously re-evaluates reciprocity schedules worldwide to ensure that U.S. visa issuance fees are commensurate with fees imposed by other governments on U.S. citizens.  U.S. Embassy Beirut engaged with Lebanese authorities regarding fee reciprocity for nearly two years, asking the Government of Lebanon to adjust the visa and residency fees it charges American citizens to be …

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Emergency Alert: Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services in the United States and at our U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits.  We will not update this website until full operations resume, with the exception of urgent safety and security information.  The National Visa Center, National …

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Fake News About Visa Rule Changes

Reports of new countries being added to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are false. No new countries have been added, and Lebanon is not currently part of the Visa Waiver Program. The U.S. embassy warns against opening any emails, opening links or emails, or responding to any email or announcement purporting to have information …

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