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Lebanon is not a magnet for expats primarily because they’re not needed. The country includes a very well education population capable of filling most professional positions. That said, a number of western expatriates are employed by various non-governmental organizations as well as in the teaching and diplomatic worlds. The population is an interesting mix of Shia and Sunni Muslims as well as Christians and Druze. This religious diversity creates a bit of cultural tumult at times and can put expats at risk. Perhaps surprisingly, the lifestyle for most westerners in Lebanon is – well – quite western. In many respects, Beirut is like a European city full of cafes, pubs, clubs and an endless variety of restaurants. Indeed, most amenities and items that any expatriate may ever want or need can probably be accessed somewhere in the city. Beirut also includes several kilometers of beautiful beaches. In the end, Lebanon has what most expats want: the sea, cosmopolitan city life, charming countryside and a nice platform for traveling in the Middle East. Read more…

Satisfying sites for lifestyle in Lebanon

Numbeo-lebanon      numbeo-beirut      everyculture      expatwoman-lebanon

Cost of Living

Cost of living

There’s no way to get around it. Living in Lebanon as an expat is expensive. Indeed, according to a recent Xpatulator report, every retail item and service that can be purchased in Lebanon costs more than the international average. That includes accommodations, transport, energy, Internet, furniture and appliances, groceries and restaurants, recreation, clothing, tobacco and alcohol. In addition to all of this, Beirut lacks public transport so expats either have to travel by taxi or private car. The bottom-line is this. Before you locate yourself in Lebanon, make sure your remuneration package will enable you to live your desired lifestyle. Read more…

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Lebanon

numbeo-lebanon      numbeo-beirut      expatistan-beirut      xpatulator



The climate of the Lebanon is Mediterranean with long hot dry summers and short cool winters. January temperatures are usually between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius and August is the hottest with temperatures ranging from 18 to 38 degrees. Lebanon has four seasons with summer from June to September being hot on the coastal areas getting cooler in the mountainous areas. The springtime is pleasantly warm, while winter which falls between December and March is the rainy season with the majority of rain falling after December and when snow can be found in the mountains.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

Once you have a job offer from a school in Lebanon you will need to obtain a work visa. The requirements for this often differ depending on your nationality and qualifications. For the latest up to date information for entry please contact the Lebanon- emigration 

Your new employer will be your sponsor and will undertake most of the paperwork for you. You will however be required to supply the school with relevant paperwork and on arrival you will also have to attend a number of appointments to finalise this process find out more…

Age restrictions often apply in the Middle East and this may make your application more challenging if you are over the age of 60. Family Visa’s are also subject to special conditions. Please ensure that you talk to your new school about this at the earliest opportunity.

Required documentation you can prepare in advance :

Your full birth certificate (including travelling family)

Marriage certificate or proof of single status.

Criminal record check from your home/previous country(s)

Passport / ID copies (including travelling family)

Passport size photographs

Health record from an authorised clinic (incl any traveling family members)

Attested Teaching Degree Certificate

The Visa process can often be delayed Leopardfish recommend that you are proactive and plan well in advance of your arrival date.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office        US State Department         BBC World News           Al Jazeera         The Daily Star