American University of Beirut


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to AUB and to Lebanon!

Now that you are here, it is important for you to note that if you are staying in Lebanon for longer than the duration of your visa, you must apply for a one-year student residence permit after your arrival and before your visa expires in order to maintain your legal status in Lebanon. 

If you have questions on visas and residence permits, ​f​eel free to contact​ our International Student Services Coordinator, Mr. Joseph Momdjian, ​at

OIP offers support services for international students by handling their applications and representing them at General Security. If you would like to know more about how OIP can assist you with your residence permit application, see the OIP-assisted Residence Permit Checklist below.

If you plan on applying by yourself, see the Residence Permit Checklist.​​

General Security Contact

General Security Opening Hours

Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Call 1717 for assistance
Visit the General Security Website

OIP Visa & Residence Permit Support

The Office of International Programs

Tuesdays and Thursdays

West Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 322

Tel:+961-1-​374374 ext. 3186


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