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

Contact:Tel: (202) 939-6314


One year after registering the marriage in the vital statistics office in Lebanon, (and not only at the Lebanese Embassy) the wife of a Lebanese citizen can apply to obtain the Lebanese Nationality, after providing the following required documents:

  • One copy of a recent family civil registry record ( بيان قيد عائلي), showing the registration of the marriage in the Lebanese records.
  • Filling out before a Notary Public documents no 1no 2, no 3.
  • One copy of the wife’s Birth Certificate
  • One copy of the wife’s valid passport showing the change in her last name. If the name wasn’t changed, the husband should fill and sign the document no 4, before a Notary Public. 
  • One copy of the Lebanese passport of the husband
  • One copy of Lebanese Marriage Certificate
  • One copy of the husband and the spouse’s Driver License
  • $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.


Tel: (202) 939-6309


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

Before mailing any document to the Embassy, and for further information, Please contact : (202) 939 6309 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

      A notarized affidavit clearly mentioning the full name, place and date of birth, Lebanese 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.

      A 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 FedExNote: 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) 939-6309 or E-Mail:


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