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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf]

Published: November 2012

Country expert(s)

el-Khoury, Melkar

Hourani, Guita

Jaulin, Thibaut

Current citizenship law

Decree No. 15 on Lebanese citizenship (English consolidated version as last amended 11/01/1960) LANGUAGE: uk


قرار رقم ١٥ تاريخ ١٩ كانون الثاني ١٩٢٥ (مع تعديلاته) يختص بالتابعية اللبنانية (Consolidated version in French and Arabic) LANGUAGE: Lebanon


Please Note: the French language version in the file above is a consolidated version of Decree No. 15 as last amended 11/01/1960, whilst the Arabic language version is of Decree No. 15 as enacted.  A list of amendments to Decree No. 15 can be found in the national chronology of legislation.

Decree No15 on Lebanese Nationality LANGUAGE: uk


قانون الجنسية اللبناني قرار رقم 15 LANGUAGE: Lebanon

Law for descendants of Lebanese LANGUAGE: uk


قانون استعادة الجنسية  LANGUAGE: Lebanon

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Lebanon domestic case law
International and European case law Lebanon International and European case law
Citizenship statistics N/A
Citizenship News

Lebanon starts revoking citizenship from those who had irregularly acquired it in 1994

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship