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Using a PEO Service With Immigration Support For Expat Hiring In Lebanon

If you have plans to hire expatriate personnel for international assignments in Lebanon, you have a lot of key considerations to make. Some of the most important include:

  • Navigating Lebanon’s unique immigration procedures
  • Procuring all the documents required for a work permit
  • Managing employment and payroll after your workers get their visas

Most of the time, expats are sent abroad to work on short-term projects, which means trying to set up your own subsidiary isn’t practical in terms of time as well as money. A simpler, more cost-effective solution is equal.

If you need to pay expats overseas, in Lebanon, in particular, that ideal solution is a global PEO that offers work permit support as a part of their service. Rather than going through the long process of incorporation, a PEO service will guide you through all the steps for Lebanon’s immigration procedures. When you get your permit/visa, the provider then helps onboard and payroll your expat team for you.

Acumen International has been providing this service for our clients’ expatriate personnel in Lebanon for short- and long-term projects alike. If you want a quick and compliant way to manage this issue, we can help. No matter what business objectives or timelines you have to work with, Acumen International provides end-to-end work permit support. We also stay within full legal compliance with local labor legislation in Lebanon and 190+ other countries.

So, with this in mind, who are the ideal candidates for Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution?

  • Employer companies that want to relocate, hire, and pay expats in Lebanon.
  • Experienced, individual professionals that have an employer already prepared to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the country.
  • Companies that plan to send their highly skilled personnel to work for them in Lebanon

Important thing that you may not be aware of. Having a single provider to sponsor your work permit and employ your expats in Lebanon post immigration cuts down on the risks of visa getting rejected.

One thing that sets us apart from other global PEO Service providers is that Acumen also provides additional benefits along with a PEO employment and work permit for expats to be employed on-the-ground. These include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Housing
  • Office rent
  • Mobile phone/car provision for meetings
  • Dependant relocation

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals looking to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Lebanon takes from 2 to 4 months until entry to Lebanon, and a further 2 months before the whole process is completed.


Major steps to get a work permit in Lebanon

  1. Local Labour Market Notification
  2. Work Permit Approval Application
  3. Work Visa Application
  4. Entry to Lebanon
  5. Work Permit Application
  6. Annual Residence Permit Application

Documents for work permit in Lebanon, main applicant

NameNotesCopies
Copy of passport valid for 12 monthsWith at least 2 blank visa pagesOne clear copy
Legalised Educational CertificateHighest educational certificate, legalised for use in Lebanon. Any documents not in English or Arabic should also be accompanied by certified translations.One certified and translated copy; one legalized original
CV/ResumeShowing relevant professional experience and education. Any documents not in English or Arabic should also be accompanied by certified translations.One certified and translated copy; one clear copy
Copy of Passport Information Page valid for 12 monthsOne clear copy
Passport valid for 12 months minimumWith at least 2 blank visa pagesOne original
2 Passport Photographs 3.5cmx4.5cm (Principal)3.5cm x 4.5cm, in colour, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open.Two originals
Medical CertificateA certificate issued by a laboratory licensed by the Ministry of Health that shows proof that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases, including TB, syphilis, HIV and malaria.One original
Local Insurance PolicyA copy of the insurance card and local health insurance policy (in Arabic) valid for a minimum of 8 months and issued by an insurance company accredited by the Ministry of Labour.One clear copy
3 Passport Photographs 3.5cmx4.5cm3.5 cm x 4.5cm, in colour, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open.Three originals
Annual Residence Permit Application FormShould be collected, completed and signed at the time of the permit application.One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Lebanon without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Lebanon.

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