American University of Beirut


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ALL non-Lebanese students coming to study at AUB need to have a valid passport for a period of at least 12 months and are encouraged to secure an entry visa either through OIP or through the Lebanese embassy/consulate in their country of residence.

Check with the nearest Lebanese embassy or consulate in your country about whether you require an entry visa to Lebanon as some nationalities are entitled, by Lebanese Immigration Laws, to a free single entry visa upon arrival to Beirut Airport.

​AUB Dormitories, Government an​​d Ministry of Health regulations regarding travel and COVID-19​

  • If you are coming from abroad and want to check-in to AUB dorms, please check with the Housing Team on COVID-​19 Guidelines for AUB dormitories​. You can contact Ms. Nisrin Abou Fakhr and Ms. Nisrine Fattouh at and More information on Housing is also posted on the Student Housing​ website.
  • Make sure to check with your ariline carrier regarding COVID-19 requirements as set by the Lebanese Government. ​​
  • All newly-accepted international students will get the chance to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) in case they cannot get vaccinated in their home countries prior to their departure.​​

Visa and Residence Permit Mini-Guide



General Security Opening Hours

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am-3:30 pm (9:00 am to 2:00 pm during Ramadan)
Fri: 8:00 am-3:00 pm (9:00 am to 12:00 pm during Ramadan)

​Call 1717 or +961 1 612 401 for assistance
Visit the General Security Website


​The Office of International Programs

West Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 322

Tel:+9611374374 ext. 3186


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