This guidance aims at providing an overview of the UK visa from Lebanon in 2020 for Lebanese nationals. Accordingly, the post provides the details of UK visa fees from Lebanon, application cost in Lebanese Pound (L£) and US$. Moreover, also explains how to apply for a UK visitor visa from Lebanon and provides a supporting documents checklist. Additionally, the post also tries to answer faqs relating to the UK visa requirements, processing time, priority service and refusal rates from Lebanon.

UK Visa from Lebanon 2020

Perhaps, approximately, more than 20 Lebanese citizens apply for a UK visa every year. As a matter of fact, usually, more than 90% of applicants apply for the UK visit visa from Lebanon. For instance, in 2018 the share of UK visitor visa was 90% in the total visas issued to Lebanese nationals. However, empirically, the UK visa refusal rate from Lebanon approximately 10-12%. Therefore, 9 out of 10 UK visa applications from Lebanese nationals are usually successful.

UK Visa Fees from Lebanon

In fact, the UK visa fees from Lebanon is different for different types of applications. However, in nearly all the instances an applicant needs to pay the UK Embassy visa fees in Lebanon online. The Home Office usually revises the application fee only once every year. Therefore, the UK application charges in GBP remains the same during the year. Nevertheless, due to the exchange rate fluctuations, the cost of UK visa for Lebanese Citizens may vary during the year. Furthermore, the exchange rate @ L£1,500/- to a US$ is used for calculating the price in Lebanese Pounds.

UK Standard Visitor Visa Fees from Lebanon 2020

Apparently, Lebanese citizens can apply for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years standard visitor visa. Perhaps, the most common and popular application for tourism, family and business visits is for 6 months standard visitor visa. In fact, usually, a fresh applicant applies for the 6 months multi-entry visa for tourism or family visit. Accordingly, the 6 months tourist or visitor visa fees from Lebanon is L£186,000 ($124). Moreover, at times applicants also refer the UK 6 months visa as England or London visit visa from Lebanon. Perhaps, a repeat visitor can also apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism and family purpose. Accordingly, the UK tourist visa fees from Lebanon for 2, 5 and 10 years visa application are L£705,000, L£1,279,500 and L£1,605,000, respectively. Moreover, the UK visa price for infants under 5 and children under 18 are same as that for adults.

Furthermore, the additional charges for priority service from Lebanon are L£429,000 ($286) . Therefore the priority visitor visa fees from Lebanon for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications are L£615,000, L£1,134,000, L£1,708,500 and L£2,034,000, respectively.

Processing Time

The UK visa processing time from Lebanon for more than 90% of the non-settlement applications is usually within 10-15 working days. Moreover, the UK visa Lebanon priority timeline is 4-5 working days for a straightforward case. Perhaps, only a very few visit visa applications from Lebanon take more than one month for a decision.

For instance, in July 2019, nearly 93% of the UK visitor, Tier 4 student and Tier 5 work visa applications from TLS Beirut, Lebanon, processed within 10-15 working days. Moreover, all the Tier 2 work visa applications from Beirut, Lebanon, concluded within 30 working days. And 89% of the EEA family permit application from Lebanon processed within 4-6 weeks.

Delays

Perhaps, at times only a fraction of the applications from Lebanon might experience delays in processing. Apparently, there could be a number of different reasons for delays in UK visa processing.

What if the UK Visa Application from Lebanon Gets Refused?

Empirically, the UK visa refusal rate from Lebanon is around 10-12%, therefore, of the application are usually successful! Nevertheless, after a refusal decision, an applicant can reapply or challenge a rejection decision by filing an appeal, administrative review or judicial review. Please note: there is no right of appeal against the refusal of visitor visa. However, a Lebanese passport holder has the option of either re-applying or filing an immigration judicial review against the refusal.

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Statistics

During 2019 Q2, a total of 4,773 applications made by Lebanese citizens. Evidently, 4,533 decisions made on the entry clearance applications from Lebanon. And 4,040 visas granted during the 2019 Q1 and as many as 478 applications from Lebanese nationals refused. Moreover, 12 applications withdrawn and 0 applications lapsed during the quarter. Therefore, during the second quarter of 2019, the UK visa success and refusal rate for Lebanese nationals is 89.18% and 10.55%, respectively.

Statistics 2017-18

During 2017-18 the number of decisions made on the applications from Lebanon hovers in the range of 20K. Perhaps, the number of decisions are showing an increasing trend. Moreover, the number of grants to Lebanese nationals are around 17-18K per year. Indeed, in 2018 the number of grants slightly decreased to 18,065 from 18,536 in 2017. Moreover, in 2017, the UK visa success rate from Lebanon was 89.62%; however, in 2018 the UK visa success rate decreased to 86.53%.

UK Visa from Lebanon

Year 2017 2018
Applications 20,780 20,818
Decisions 20,683 20,876
Grants 18,536 18,065
Refusals 2,056 2,721
Withdrawals 91 87
Lapsed
Success Rate 89.62% 86.53%
Refusal Rate 9.94% 13.03%

Types

During 2018, a total of 18,065 Lebanese nations get a UK visa in the following categories:

  1. Visitor Visa: 16,315
  2. Transit: 103
  3. Short-Term Study: 285
  4. Family Settlement: 118
  5. Dependant joining or accompanying: 7
  6. Other Settlement (indefinite leave): 1
  7. EEA Family Permit: 46
  8. PBS Tier 1: 32
  9. PBS Tier 2: 126
  10. Tier 4 Student: 761
  11. PBS Tier 5: 41
  12. Non-PBS Domestic Worker: 128
  13. Non-PBS Other permit-free employment (Main apps) – 7
  14. Other temporary visas – 91
  15. Certificate of entitlement to right of abode (Main apps): 4

Visitor Visa

During 2018, 16,315 Lebanese nationals get the UK visitor visa with the following breakup:

  1. Visitors (Main apps) – 15,180
  2. Visitors (Dep) –1,135

Moreover, 285 and 103 Lebanese nationals also get the short-term study and transit visa, respectively.

UK Visitor Visa Processing Time from Lebanon

Perhaps, all the short and long-term UK visitor visa applications from Lebanon usually get processed within 3-6 weeks. Please note, the service standard is to process all visitor visa applications within 12 weeks. Moreover, an applicant can fast track a UK visitor visa application from Lebanon by purchasing the priority service, which costs an additional L£429,000 (US$286). Apparently, the UKVI’s service standard for priority non-settlement visa applications is 1 week for applications submitted from TLS Contact Beirut, Lebanon.  Therefore, if an applicant intends to apply for UK visitor visa from Lebanon then may expect a decision within 1 week with priority service or 2-3 weeks with standard (normal) service.

Please note: the UK visitor visa processing time from Lebanon is fairly quick. Perhaps, a large number of applicants for business, tourism, family and long-term visitor visa are opting for priority visa service. Accordingly, more than 30-35% of the applications decide within 3-5 working days. Moreover, nearly 90-97% visitor visa applications from Lebanon are decided within 3 weeks. However, a small fraction of the visitor visa applications from Lebanon remains outstanding after 15-30 working days.

UK Visitor Visa Fees from Lebanon 2020
Type Fees
Visit Visa Fees for 6 months L£186,000 (US$124, £95)
2 Year Visit Visa Cost L£705,000 (US$470, £361)
5 Year Visit Visa L£1,279,500 (US$853, £655)
10 Year UK Visa Fees L£1,605,000 (US$1070, £822)
Visiting Academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months L£370,500 (US$247, £190)
Private Medical Treatment – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months L£370,500 (US$247, £190)
Marriage Visitor Visa L£186,000 (US$124, £95)
UK Permitted Paid Engagement Visa 30 days L£186,000 (US$124, £95)
Chinese Tour Group (ADS) L£186,000 (US$124, £95)
Short-Term Study (up to 6 months) for adult and child L£189,000 (US$126, £97)
Short Term Student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months L£363,000 (US$242, £186)
Direct Airside Transit (DATV) L£69,000 (US$46, £35)
Visitor in Transit visa L£124,500 (US$83, £64)
Visit purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of crew of that ship or aircraft (fee also applicable to the Isle of Man) L£124,500 (US$83, £64)
Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months) L£1,008,000 (US$672, £516)

Spouse

Evidently, the UK visa fees from Lebanon in 2020 is L£2,973,000 (US$1,982) for a spouse, civil, unmarried and same-sex partner settlement applications. Moreover, the UK embassy visa fees in Lebanon are same for a fiancé(e) and proposed civil partner. However, the UK priority settlement visa fees for Lebanese Citizens in 2020 are L£1,119,000 (US$746) for fast tracking spouse applications within 30 working days or 6 weeks instead of 12-24 weeks from Lebanon. Accordingly, the UK spouse visa fees from Lebanon with priority settlement service is L£4,092,000 (US$2,728). Please note, the settlement priority visa service is for a straightforward case. Therefore, applicants with past refusals, adverse immigration history and complex circumstances may not opt for the priority service.

Spouse Visa Processing Time from Lebanon

Quite clearly, the service standard of UKVI for settlement or spouse visa from Lebanon is to process 98.5% and 100% applications within 12 and 24 weeks, respectively. However, the service standard for spouse settlement priority visa processing is to decide an application within 30 working days or 6 weeks.

Perhaps, quite a few applicants from Lebanon are opting for settlement priority service. Therefore, usually, more than 50-70% of the UK spouse and family settlement applications from Lebanon decide within 30 working days or 6 weeks. Moreover, usually, most of the UK spouse settlement visa applications from Lebanon conclude within 12 weeks or 60 working days. Nevertheless, a fraction of the applications even remains outstanding after 24 weeks or 120 working days!

Family Settlement

During 2018, 118 Lebanese nationals get the UK family settlement visa in the following categories:

  1. Partner i.e. Lebanese husband or wife- 105
  2. Child- 3
  3. Child (for immediate settlement)- 1
  4. Other- 9

Furthermore, 7 Lebanese nationals also get a visa as a dependant partner (4) and child (3) to join or accompany their family members.

UK Family Settlement Visa Fees from Lebanon 2020
Application Type Charges
Family visas – partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child L£2,973,000 (US$1,982, £1,523)
Settlement – other dependant relative L£6,345,000 (US$4,230, £3,250)
Adult who needs to be looked after by a relative L£6,345,000 (US$4,230, £3,250)
Settlement – refugee dependant relative L£757,500 (US$505, £388)
Former UK Armed Forces L£2,973,000 (US$1,982, £1,523)
Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules) L£2,973,000 (US$1,982, £1,523)
Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas L£2,973,000 (US$1,982, £1,523)
HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces L£2,973,000 (US$1,982, £1,523)
Returning residents L£1,008,000 (US$672, £516)
Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants) Free of Charge
Post flight- Non- Settled person (Family reunion for asylum seekers) L£2,973,000 (US$1,982, £1,523)
Family reunion – other dependent relatives (Family reunion for asylum seekers) L£757,500 (US$505, £388)
Family member of an EEA or Swiss national – EEA Family Permit Free of Charge
Family member of an EEA or Swiss national – EUSS Family Permit Free of Charge
Parent / primary carer of an EEA national child Free of Charge

EEA Family Permit

During 2018, 46 Lebanese nationals get EEA family permits. Moreover, most of the EEA family permit applications from Lebanon are usually decided within 2-3 weeks. Therefore, the average processing time for EEA family permit applications from Lebanon is 10-15 working days. However, at times the UK visa processing time from Lebanon for EEA family permit applications takes up to 60 working days!

Appendix W

As a matter of fact, since March 2019, the Home Office has introduced new work visa categories under Appendix W. Accordingly, these new Non-PBS work routes have replaced the following PBS visas:

  1. Innovator visa has replaced Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  2. Start-up visa has replaced Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur
  3. Global Talent visa has replaced Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

Moreover, a CESC discount of £55 is applicable for the main applicant.

Start-up and Innovator categories, which were introduced on 29 March 2019 and the Global Talent category which was introduced on 20 February 2020
Appendix W

UK Visa Fees from Lebanon 2020 under Appendix W
Application Type Charges
Start-up Visa L£708,000 (US$472, £363)
Innovator Visa L£1,993,500 (US$1,329, £1,021)
Global Talent – Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant L£891,000 (US$594, £456)
Global Talent – Stage 2 – entry clearance application – main applicant L£297,000 (US$198, £152)
Global Talent – subsequent application L£1,186,500 (US$791, £608)
Global Talent – dependants L£1,186,500 (US$791, £608)

Tier 1 High Value Migrants

During 2019, only 32 Lebanese get the Tier 1 visa:

  1. Investors (Main apps)- 2
  2. Entrepreneurs (Main and dependants)- 29
  3. Graduate Entrepreneurs (Main Applicant)- 1

Moreover, nearly all PBS Tier 1 visa applications from Lebanon usually conclude within 3-6 weeks. However, a few applications decide even within 5 working days.

Tier 1 Visa Fees from Lebanon 2020
Application Type Charges
Tier 1 Investor – main applicant and dependants L£3,168,000 (US$2,112, £1,623)
Tier 1 Entrepreneur – main applicant and each dependants L£1,993,500 (US$1,329, £1,021)
Graduate Entrepreneur – dependants only L£708,000 (US$472, £363)
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent – dependants only L£1,186,500 (US$791, £608)
Tier 1 General – dependants only L£1,993,500 (US$1,329, £1,021)
Post Study Work (PSW) – dependants only L£1,179,000 (US$786, £604)

Tier 2 Skilled Workers

During 2018, 126 Lebanese nationals get the PBS Tier 2 work visa under the following categories:

  1. Tier 2 General- 68
  2. Intracompany transfers – long-term- 20
  3. Tier 2 (Deps)- 31
  4. Tier 2 Intracompany transfers – long-term (Deps)- 7

Moreover, the average UK visa processing time from Lebanon for Tier 2 applications is normally 10-15 working days. However, a few applications even conclude within 5 working days.

What is the UK embassy work visa fees in Lebanon?

Perhaps, the Tier 2 visa application cost is generally referred to as UK embassy work visa fees in Lebanese Pound. Moreover, the Tier 2 visa application fees from Lebanon is also erroneously referred to as UK work permit fees in Lebanese Pound. Please note: PBS Tier 2 replaced the UK work permit route in 2008. Moreover, the Points-based system (PBS) Tier 2 and Tier 5 application fee is also applicable to the Isle of Man. And Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of US$70/- (£55) applies to PBS main applicants.

Type Fees
Tier 2 General where a (CoS) Certificate of Sponsorship is for a period of 3 years or less L£1,191,000 (US$794, £610)
Tier 2 General if the CoS is for a period of 3 years or more L£2,382,000 (US$1,588, £1,220)
Shortage Occupation if CoS for Tier 2 General is for 3 years or less L£906,000 (US$604, £464)
Shortage Occupation if CoS for Tier 2 General is for 3 years or more L£1,812,000 (US$1,208, £928)
Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT) if CoS is for 3 years or less L£1,191,000 (US$794, £610)
Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT) if CoS is for 3 years or more L£2,382,000 (US$1,588, £1,220)
Graduate Trainee (Tier 2 ICT) L£940,500 (US$627, £482)
Tier 2 Minister of Religion L£1,191,000 (US$794, £610)
Tier-2 Sportsperson L£1,191,000 (US$794, £610)

Tier 4 Students

During 2018, 761 students from Lebanon get the Tier 4 student visa as a:

  1. General student (Main apps) – 741
  2. Child Student (Main apps) – 7
  3. General student (Deps) – 13

The UK visa fees Lebanon 2020 for Tier 4 students intending to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain is L£679,500 (US$453). Moreover, the UK student visa cost from Lebanon for Tier 4 dependants is also L£679,500. However, the UK student visa cost 2020 for Tier 4 applications with priority service from Lebnon is L£1,108,500 (US$739). Moreover, the UK Tier 4 visa processing time from Lebanon is fairly quick as nearly all the applications submitted at TLS Contact Beirut normally usually decided within 2-3 weeks. However, the student visa processing time with priority service is usually within 3-5 working days or one week.

Tier 5 Temporary Workers

During 2018, 41 Lebanese nationals get the Tier 5 temporary worker visa under the following categories:

  1. Creative and Sporting- 13
  2. Government Authorised Exchange- 24
  3. International Agreement- 1
  4. Religious Workers- 3

The UK visa cost from Lebanon 2020 for Tier 5 main applicant and dependants is L£465,000 ($310) for Charity Worker, Creative and sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, Religious Worker, Youth Mobility Scheme and International Agreement. Moreover, the average UK Tier 5 processing time from Lebanon is 3-6 weeks. However, a significant number of Tier 5 applications from Lebanon also conclude within 5-10 working days.

Non-PBS Other Work Visas

The details of UK Non-PBS work visa cost in Lebanon, except for applications under Appendix W, are as under:

Type Fees
Representatives of overseas businesses L£1,008,000
(US$672, £516)
An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation L£1,008,000
(US$672, £516)
UK Ancestry Visa L£1,008,000
(US$672, £516)
Turkish businessperson and dependants Free of Charge
Overseas domestic worker in a private household L£1,008,000
(US$672, £516)
Offshore worker L£1,008,000
(US$672, £516)
Fisherman operating inside UK waters L£1,008,000
(US$672, £516)
Sheep Shearer L£1,008,000
(US$672, £516)

Priority Service

Evidently, the cost of priority non-settlement and settlement (spouse) visa service in Lebanon is L£429,000 ($286) and L£1,119,000 ($746), respectively. Moreover, the price of 24-hour same-day super-priority service in Lebanon is L£1,866,000 ($1,244). However, the super-priority service is yet to initiate in Lebanon. If an application is straightforward and the applicant can afford then it is advisable to opt for the priority service from Lebanon. Indeed, the priority service does not affect or influence the outcome of the decision.

How popular is UK priority visa service in Lebanon?

Apparently, depending on the type of visitor visa application, the UK visa processing time from Beirut, Lebanon, indicates that nearly 50% of the business visitor visa applications are processed within 5 working days. Perhaps, the UK priority visa service is more popular for the processing of business visitor visa than for other types of visit visa applications.

Does the priority service guarantee anything?

No, certainly the priority service does not guarantee a favourable result. Moreover, payment for priority service does not even guarantee a quick decision. However, the UKVI usually expedite the processing of priority applications. Moreover, also inform an applicant via email, if the priority visa does process within 5 working days!

Premium Services Fees
Priority service for settlement applications L£1,119,000
(US$746, £573)
Priority service for non-settlement L£429,000
(US$286, £220)
Super Priority Service L£1,866,000
(US$1,244, £956)
International contact centre – via telephone (per minute) L£3,000
(US$2, £1.37)
International contact centre – via email (per query) L£10,500
(US$7, £5.48)
Registered Traveller Service – Adult L£97,500
(US$65, £50)
Registered Traveller Service – Child L£46,500
(US$31, £24)
Registration of new documents L£39,000
(US$26, £20)

Charges for Other Visas and Services

The charges for other visas and services for Lebanese Citizens are as under:

Other Services Fees
HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control (non-settlement) Free of charge
Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces (non-settlement) L£1,008,000
(US$672, £516)
FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects Free of charge
Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories L£276,000
(US$184, £141)
Vignette Transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport) L£300,000
(US$200, £154)
Single-entry visa application for replacing a lost Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) L£300,000
(US$200, £154)
User Pays Visa Application Centre (VAC) L£108,000
(US$72, £55)
Certificate of entitlement (Right of Abode) L£757,500
(US$505, £388)
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) L£277,500
(US$185, £142)

Exemptions

Certainly, there is no application fee for

  1. Diplomatic Posting to the UK
  2. Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
  3. Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
  4. Official Transit through the UK
  5. Official Visit to the UK

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How to Apply for UK Visitor Visa from Lebanon?

Indeed, Lebanese citizens can apply online and no paper application form is required. Moreover, applicants can read questions in languages other than English. However, can only fill the application form in English. Therefore, after selecting a language for reading the questions, an applicant needs to select Lebanon as the country of application. However, if a Lebanese passport holder is applying from some other country then needs to select that country.

Furthermore, the UK visitor visa application process from Lebanon usually consists of the following steps:

  1. Specify the Purpose of Visiting
  2. Fill the Online Application Form
  3. Schedule an Appointment
  4. Pay the Application Fees
  5. Upload/Prepare the Documents Bunch
  6. Biometrics at UKVAC
  7. Wait for the Decision
  8. Passport Collection from UKVAC

1. Specify the Purpose of Visiting

In most of the instances, the purpose of visiting the UK from Lebanon is tourism, meeting family members, business. Therefore, the first step is important for a person to first specify the purpose of visiting the UK. And gather supporting documents.

Please note: a Lebanese national can apply for a UK visitor visa application 3 months prior to the intended visit. For instance, if a Lebanese passport holder wishes to visit the UK for tourism from December 15, 2019, to 5 Jan 2020, for Christmas and New Year then can submit an application at the UKVAC in Beirut, Lebanon, from Sept 15, 2019, onwards. However, Lebanese nationals usually submit a UK visitor visa application 4-5 weeks prior to the scheduled visit as the processing time for most of the applications from Lebanon is within 10-15 working days!

2. Fill the Online Application Form

An applicant can apply online for any type of UK visitor visa application in Lebanon. Therefore, no paper application form is required. Moreover, for the convenience of the applicants from Lebanon, applicants have the option of reading the questions in Arabic. However, applicants can answer only in English. Moreover, after selecting a language for reading the questions, an applicant needs to select Lebanon as the country of application if an applicant is applying from inside Lebanon. Perhaps, if a Lebanese passport holder is applying from some other country then needs to select that particular country. And also need to provide the details of the permission to reside in that country.

3. Schedule an Appointment

Once an applicant has reviewed and finalised the application then can select the service type (standard or priority). And accordingly can schedule an appointment at TLS Beirut for application submission and biometrics.

4. Pay the Application Fees

Once an applicant has scheduled the appointment and selected the service type then can proceed forward to make payment online. And may take a print out of the final online application form.

5. Upload/Prepare the documents bunch

Quite clearly, the requirements for submitting supporting documents with the UK visa application for Lebanese citizens is the same as that for any other visa national. Therefore, an applicant applying for a UK visa from Lebanon needs to upload/submit the required supporting documents for the UK visa.

6. Biometrics at UKVAC

An applicant needs to attend an appointment at TLS Beirut, Downtown, Martyr’s Square, Opera Building, Ground Floor, Beirut, Lebanon.

7. Wait for the decision

Perhaps, the UK visa processing time from Lebanon for all the short and long-term visitor visa application is usually within 10-15 days i.e. 2 to 3 weeks. However, the UK visa processing time from Lebanon with priority services is normally within 1 week. Here it is important to note that UKVI’s service standard for UK tourist visa processing from Lebanon is 12 weeks. 

8. Passport Collection

Once the UKVI makes the decision on the application then the TLS will inform the applicant for passport collection. However, if your application remains unresolved even after 12 weeks or 60 working days then you need to contact the UKVI.

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UK Visitor Visa Supporting Documents from Lebanon

Quite clearly, the requirements for submitting supporting documents with the UK visa application for Lebanese citizens is the same as that for any other visa national. Therefore, an applicant applying for UK visa from Lebanon needs to submit the following types of documents at the TLSContact visa application centre in Beirut, Lebanon:

  1. Print out of the online application form
  2. Current valid Lebanese passport
  3. Previous Lebanese passport, if applicable
  4. Translation of documents, which are not in English/Welsh
  5. Invitation letter, if applicable
  6. A UK address for staying during the visit
  7. Residential address in Lebanon
  8. Telephone or mobile number
  9. Marriage certificate, if applicable
  10. Family certificate, if applicable
  11. Business/Employer details
  12. Tax registration certificate
  13. Tax returns
  14. Bank statements
  15. Salary slips (for employed persons)
  16. Conveyance/Mortgage Deed or Rental Agreement of the address in Lebanon
  17. Evidence of assets

Please note that this is not an exhaustive checklist of UK visit visa supporting documents from Lebanon, as the actual supporting documents may differ due to the personal circumstances of an applicant.

Do applicants really require to submit any photographs?

No, applicants don’t need to submit any photographs with their UK visa application in Lebanon. Certainly, the UK visa application procedure has changed during the last few years. Therefore, the information relating to the requirement of submitting a photograph with the UK visa application form and supporting documents is misleading and outdated. In fact, the staff of the TLSContact in Beirut, Lebanon, takes an electronic photo of the applicant at the time of application submission. Moreover, the staff of UKVAC also takes an applicant’s biometrics i.e. scanning of fingers + thumbs. Therefore, in case of a successful assessment/decision, the British HC or Embassy use the electronic photo for visa vignette.

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