Request from the spouse of a Lebanese Citizen to acquire Lebanese Citizenship.

Spouse acquisition of Lebanese citizenship through marriage

Contact number: (202) 939-6314

One year from the date the marriage is executed at the vital statistics department in Lebanon (and not from the date of registration at the embassy), the spouse of a Lebanese national can apply to obtain Lebanese Citizenship.

The following documents are required:

  • Complete the application “HERE”  and legalize your signature by a Notary Public if unable to sign it in person at the Embassy.
  • A recent family civil registry (بيان قيد عائلي حديث) to show that the marriage is registered in the Lebanese civil census for more than one year.
  • A True copy of the Marriage Certificate.
  • A True copy of the spouse’s valid passport (If applicable, a Syrian or Palestinian civil. registry record in lieu of the passport is accepted).
  • A copy of a valid residency permit or Entry Visa.
  • Wife’s Birth certificate (Translated if not in English or French).
  • $50 money order payable to the Embassy of Lebanon
  • 2 envelopes, stamped & self-addressed (USPS ONLY)
  • Kindly mail it to the address below:

Embassy of Lebanon

Attention: Registration Department

2560 28th ST NW

Washington DC, 20008

Call (202) 939-6314 or E-Mail:

Request for reacquisition of the Lebanese Citizenship for individuals who are of Lebanese descent.

Applications are now open for the Reacquisition of the Lebanese Citizenship. 

Start applying online here

Before mailing any document to the Embassy, and for further information, Please contact : (202) 939 6301 or

Renunciation of Lebanese Citizenship

 Prior to starting a new renunciation of Lebanese Citizenship request, Applicants are required to check the Jurisdiction guidelines in order to verify whether their state of residence falls under the Lebanese Embassy’s jurisdiction (Washington D.C), or under its affiliated Consulates General ( Los Angeles, Detroit or New York ).

The following steps may be completed by mail, or in person at the embassy

  • notarized affidavit clearly mentioning the full nameplace and date of birthLebanese passport number and US passport number of the applicant requesting the renunciation. Please include the reason for the renunciation in the affidavit. For a sample, click here.
  • The original Lebanese Passport + the Lebanese ID or extract of individual/family civil registration  اخراج قيد عائلي او  افرادي .
  • A notarized copy of applicant’s US Passport.
  • Money order/cashier check in the amount of $ 1000 payable to the Embassy of Lebanon.
  • A letter from the U.S. Authorities/ organization stating the reason for the renunciation of the applicant’s Lebanese citizenship.
  • One large empty, stamped, self-addressed envelope from USPS or FedEx.  Note: The Embassy of Lebanon is not responsible for clients’ return mail, applicants are advised to keep a copy of the return envelope’s tracking numbers.(in person applicants are exempt from this step ).

Kindly mail it to the address below:

Embassy of Lebanon

Attention: Citizenship Renouncement Department

2560 28th ST NW

Washington DC, 20008

  • Full address and telephone number of the applicant.

Upon the fulfillment of the noted requirements, the renunciation request will be sent to the corresponding authorities in Lebanon to be finalized. The process may take up to 1 year to be complete. Furthermore, a letter proving that the renunciation request is in process will be provided to the applicant.


For further information, Please contact us by Phone: (202) 939-6301 or E-Mail:

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