Odd Lebanese Visa Notes

Can you make heads or tails of this?

What’s their deal with artists and masseuses?

From: http://www.general-security.gov.lb/English/Entrance%20Visas/Pages/visaa4.aspx

Ø  Every breach, infringement concerning the address given by the passenger, whether on the part of the hotel reservation or on the private address, will entail the arrestment and deportation of the passenger  unless he or she notifies the General Directorate of the General Security  about the alteration pursuant to legal regulations.

Ø  The entry of females who used to work as artists or masseuses, whatever is their age or the period they stayed outside Lebanon, is subjected to a prematurely approval from the General Directorate of the General Security.

Ø  The following cases are exempted from all the conditions concerning the address, the round trip ticket, and the prematurely approval from the General Directorate of the General Security:

  • The wife of a Lebanese man, who didn’t work previously as an artist or a masseuse, after presenting a document proving the marriage.
  • The wife of a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon or a holder of a valid identity card under consideration and who didn’t work previously as an artist or a masseuse, after presenting a document asserting the marriage.
  • The wife of a Syrian man accompanying him and who didn’t work previously as an artist or masseuses in Lebanon, provided that the marriage is written on the husband’s family register or by presenting a document proving the marriage.
  • The coming females who didn’t work previously as artists or masseuses in Lebanon, accompanying one of the parents, one of the brothers, the husband, or a son.
  • The mother in law of a Lebanese man, after presenting a document asserting the kinship.
  • The females coming within official delegations, or those holding private, special or diplomatic passports.
  • The wife of a Lebanese man who already has worked as an artist or a masseuse and left Lebanon for a period of more than one year, if she is accompanied by one or more children from this marriage after presenting the documents proving the marriage.
  • The wife of a foreigner non Arabic man  who has already worked as an artist or a masseuse and had left Lebanon for a period more than one year, provided that she is in his company  and that she holds a document proving the marriage.
  • People entering Lebanon via direct, prematurely, or consulate visas are allowed to enter the Syrian territories and to return to Lebanon within the period of the visa’s validity and within 5 days.
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3 Responses to Odd Lebanese Visa Notes

  1. Jordan says:

    I’m pretty sure artist/masseuse in that context is a euphemism for prostitute. It’s the typical cover used by traffickers.

  2. roniweiss says:

    I can’t tell if you’re joking or not.

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