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Expats Work Permit Renewal (Categories 3 - 4)

Expats Work Permit Renewal (Categories 3 - 4)

In partnership with the Ministry of Labor, OMT offers its customers the possibility to renew Work Permits for Expat Housekeepers (categories 3 - 4), and Expat Employees (category 3) through more than 1000 locations in Lebanon.

Check the “Information” section to learn more about the documents needed to renew the work permits for Expat Housekeepers (categories 3 - 4), and Expat Employees (category 3).

Check the “Payment Details” section for the Work Permit Renewal fees.

Expats Work Permit Renewal (Categories 3 - 4)
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The required documents to renew the work permit for a female housekeeper (category 4)


1- A copy of the original residency permit, or the temporary residency permit, or the supplement duration on the expat’s passport, provided that the residency is valid* for at least 15 days.
2- The old work permit (original), provided that its validity* did not expire more than 4 months and 10 days ago.
If the old work permit expired* more than 5 months ago, a delay fine equal to the work permit renewal fees is imposed.
3- A copy of the sponsor’s identification document: ID card, valid Passport, Individual Civil Status Record, Template 1 or 2 if the sponsor belongs to a Lebanese military institution, a valid residency if the sponsor is an expatriate, or a Palestinian Refugee Card issued by the Lebanese Government if the sponsor is Palestinian;
If a sponsor’s representative submits the request, he should also submit a copy of his identification documents and a copy of the proxy.
4- A copy of the housekeeper’s passport (information page, sponsor information page, Entries/Exits stamps) valid* for at least 8 months and 8 days.
5- An original work contract attested by a notary public and valid* for at least 8 months and 8 days.
6- An original insurance with its terms and conditions (can be received at OMT through Online Brokerage), valid* for at least 8 months and 8 days.
7- A colored Passport Photo of the expat.


Additional documents:
In case of exit and return of the expat to the Lebanese Territories during or after the renewal of the last work permit, and in other specific cases, original reports of the following medical tests from a public hospital should be provided:
- PPD (Tuberculosis Test)
- Chest X-Ray


* Validity and expiry dates are subject to change, please confirm by calling +961 1 391 000.
Note: It is mandatory to bring all the original documents. In some cases, additional documents might be requested.


The required documents to renew the work permit for an expat employee (category 3)

In addition to the documents 2 to 7 required for a female housekeeper (listed above), you must provide the following:
8- A copy of the original residency permit, or the temporary residency permit, or the supplement duration on the expat’s passport, provided that the residency is valid* for at least 30 days.
9- A copy of the Commercial Register.
10- A copy of the Commercial Circular (stating the company/institution’s activities).
11- A copy of the authorized signatory’s identification document.
12- A recent original statement issued by the National Social Security Fund (work attestation and list of the names of employees).


The required documents to renew the work permit for a male housekeeper or agricultural worker (category 3)

In addition to the documents 2 to 7 required for a female housekeeper (listed above), you must provide the following:
8- A copy of the original residency permit, or the temporary residency permit, or the supplement duration on the expat’s passport, provided that the residency is valid* for at 30 days.
9- A Property Deed or Rent Contract, provided that the surface is at least 3000 m2 for the agricultural worker and 300 m2 for the male housekeeper.


* Validity and expiry dates are subject to change, please confirm by calling +961 1 391 000.
Note: It is mandatory to bring all the original documents. In some cases, additional documents might be requested.

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Fees for the renewal of work permit for a female housekeeper (category 4)

Renewal fees for Arabs and Foreigners = 300,000 LBP
Fees of the fiscal stamp on the renewal application for Arabs and Foreigners = 1,000 LBP
Fees of the fiscal stamps on the copies of documents for Arabs and Foreigners = 1,000 LBP per copy
Fees of the fiscal stamp on the Payment Order for Arabs and Foreigners = 1,000 LBP
OMT Service Fees = 15,000 LBP
Nationals of Iraq, Morocco, Egypt and Palestine (holders of a Palestinian Refugee Card issued by the Lebanese Government only) are exempted from the renewal fees.

Fees for the renewal of work permit for an expat male housekeeper / agricultural worker or employee (category 3)

Renewal fees for Arabs and Foreigners = 1,000,000 LBP / for Syrians = 250,000 LBP
Fees of the fiscal stamp on the renewal application for Arabs, Foreigners and Syrians = 1,000 LBP
Fees of the fiscal stamps on the copies of documents for Arabs, Foreigners and Syrians = 1,000 LBP per copy
Fees of the fiscal stamp on the Payment Order for Arabs, Foreigners and Syrians = 1,000 LBP
OMT Service Fees = 15,000 LBP
Nationals of Iraq, Morocco, Egypt and Palestine (holders of a Palestinian Refugee Card issued by the Lebanese Government only) are exempted from the renewal fees.