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Libya Visa: Visa policy of Libya, Requirements and How to Apply For it 2022

Libya Visa: Visa policy of Libya, Requirements and How to Apply For it

Libya Visa: Visa policy of Libya, Requirements and How to Apply For it 2022

A visa is an official permission granted to a foreign citizen by the Government of a particular country that allows that person to enter and travel freely within that country for a certain period of time.

A visa is also an endorsement made by one nation in the passport of another, signifying the existence of either: diplomatic relations between the endorsing country and the endorsed country or issuance and recognition of travel documents by the endorsed country for citizens and nationals of the endorsing country.

Do You Need Visa To Travel To Libya?

The Libyan Government has made it mandatory to have a visa before entering the country except for a few countries which are visa exempted by the Libyan Government. There are three types of visas granted by Libya to enter the country, they are:

  1. Entry Visa
  2. Transit Visa
  3. Residence Visa

You need a visa if you want to visit or live in Libya for more than 20 days; you can apply from Libyan embassies or Travel agencies depending on your nationality and the type of visa you need.

Libyan Embassies or Consulates in some countries issue Residence visas for those who want to live and work permanently in Libya; the maximum stay is 3 years which can be extended after that.

Entry Visa: This type of visa is granted to those people who want to visit Libyans as a tourist (maximum stay for this type of visa is 30 days) and travel to see the country.

Transit Visa: This visa is granted for those who want to transit in Libya through Mitiga International Airport or Benghazi libya. You can reach your final destination by using sea or land from one of the neighboring countries without entering Libya again, but you have to have a ticket to leave Libya in less than two days.

Residence Visa: This visa is issued for those who want to live and work permanently in the country if you are not a Libyan national or acquire a residency permit in one of the Libyan cities which allow foreigners residence, maximum stay is 3 years after that it can be renewed if still needed.

 

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Visa Policy of Libya

Libya may grant visa-free entry to nationals of certain countries and issue visas on arrival.

  1. Visa-free entry: Libyan authorities can issue a visa upon arrival to citizens of some countries, and that type is the only official way for them to enter the country with no hassle of applying from embassies/consulates in advance.

Libyan embassies and consulates in some countries can issue visas on arrival for Libyan refugees, but it’s limited to these countries only.

  1. Visa on Arrival: This type is applied depending on the relations between Libya and the other country; there are some requirements for the visa which you have to attach with your application while applying from Libyan embassies or consulates in your country. Click Here: Libya Tourist Visa On Arrival
  2. Visa required: This type is applied only to certain nationalities which are blacklisted by the Libyan Government, which means you have to apply from your respective embassy or consulate for a visa earlier before visiting the country; also, there are some prohibited categories while applying for a visa like if you are wanted in your home country, having crimes records, etc.

How To Get Libya Business Visa?

Libya Visa: Visa policy of Libya, Requirements and How to Apply For it 2022

You can get the visa easily through the Libyan embassies and consulates in your country; there are some requirements to be fulfilled before applying for a visa.

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Visa Requirements:

  1. A Passport with at least 6 months validity and two empty pages.
  2. One application form filled by hand.
  3. Two passport-size photographs.
  4. A color copy of the first page of your passport and full information about your stay (Dates, Duration, Purpose).
  5. Letter from the company inviting you to Libya (on the headed paper). Address telephone number and fax number if any; name and position in the company of host or person responsible for resident foreigner.
  6. A Libyan guarantor person or a company in Libya that they will guarantee for your stay and return flight ticket.
  7. Visa fees depend on the duration of the visa and the nationality of the applicant.

You can submit all required documents to Libyan embassies or consulates by mail except the guarantor letter, which has to be issued from Tripoli.

Processing time for a visa is 3-5 working days. Single entry visas are valid for 1 month; Multiple entry visas are valid for 3 months, and Transit visas are valid for 1 week.

Make sure you mention all the information about your stay in Libya on the application form because it requires the embassy/consulate to call your guarantor, who should be a Libyan citizen or a company based in Libya, to confirm your stay information.

Before traveling to Libya, make sure that you are fully vaccinated because the Government and the officials are not allowing anyone without complete vaccination to enter the country in order to fight the pandemic.

How to Apply For a Libyan Visa?

Libya Visa: Visa policy of Libya, Requirements and How to Apply For it 2022

Libyan embassies or consulates in your home country can help you with the visa, but make sure you apply from Tripoli embassies and consulates if they exist. Visa processing time is 3-5 working days, and visa fees vary according to nationality and type of visa.

You should not worry about how to get a Libyan visa because it’s easy as you think; if you are applying from Tripoli embassies or consulates, then it would be issued for you, but if you are applying from your country’s embassy or consulate, then make sure they call your guarantor to confirm your information which should be a Libyan citizen living in Libya.

Visa Requirements

  1. A passport valid for at least six months with two empty pages.
  2. One application form, filled out and signed by the applicant (do not print in capital letters).
  3. Two recent passport size color photographs (35 X 45 mm) – Photographs must be glued to the application form (not stapled or taped).
  4. A copy of the first page of the applicant’s passport.
  5. An invitation letter from the company/individual you are visiting in Libya. It must include name, contact telephone number, address, and occupation of host or responsible person for resident foreigner if available. Date, duration, and purpose of visit to Libya.
  6. A letter of guarantee issued by a Libyan citizen with permanent residence in Libya or a company registered in Libya.
  7. Visa fees for one-month single entry, three months multiple entry visa €30, 7 days transit €20
  8. Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination (if applicable)

Note:  Your passport must be valid for at least six months from your date of arrival in Libya.

Contact the Libya embassies and consulates if they exist; otherwise, apply from your home country’s embassy or consulate.

Processing time for a visa is 3-5 working days. Single entry visas are valid for 1 month, Multiple entry visas are valid for 3 months, and Transit visas are valid for 1 week.

Conclusion

Libyan embassies and consulates in your home country can help you with the visa application as applying from your Home country is easier. Visa processing takes 3-5 working days, and fees vary according to nationality and type of visa. Make sure you have all required documents for visa application because the embassy/consulate would need to call your guarantor, who should be a Libyan citizen, or a company based in Libya to confirm your stay information.

 

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