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  2. Global HR Compliance
  3. Global PEO and Payroll
  4. Work Permit for Hiring Expats via PEO
  5. Expand without a company set up
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Immigration Support for Hiring Expats in Lebanon via a PEO

Immigration Rules & Global Employment Compliance in Lebanon

As more and more employees work remotely, reviewing immigration compliance in these situations is vital. Employees who wish to work from a location other than their approved work location may need authorization and/or registration for the new site. Failing to comply with these requirements could result in severe consequences and litigations.

Working remotely can be a great way to improve work-life balance and increase productivity. However, before implementing a remote or hybrid work model, it is essential to consider the immigration requirements of the country where the employees will be working.

Acumen’s global mobility solution helps companies expand their workforce by enabling them to hire talent locally, wherever needed, including in Lebanon. This service facilitates the movement of employees between countries and across borders by helping companies reduce their burden of managing multiple HR systems in different locations. It also streamlines the visa application process and securing work permits for employees moving from one country to another.

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 critical 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.

Hire Talent in Lebanon faster. No Barriers with Global Employer of Record

f you are looking to hire foreign personnel for your business in Lebanon, there are a few things to keep in mind. The immigration process in Lebanon can be slightly different than what you may be used to, and certain documents are required to obtain a work permit. Additionally, you will need to set up local payroll for your foreign employees.

An in-country PEO may be an excellent alternative to incorporation if you are looking to hire employees in Lebanon. A global PEO company can help guide you through immigration and provide a ‘no entity hiring’ solution after visa or permit receipt.

For many years Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates for both short- and long-term projects. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Lebanon, we can help you. Regardless of your business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange immigration and work permit support for hiring your foreign workforce in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit has been issued.

Global Employer of Record (EOR) Services in Lebanon. Save Up to 80% of Employee Management Cost

Average Cost & Time Our Solution *
Time to Market 10+ weeks 72 hours
Legal Advisors Fees $ 10 000 + ………….
Official Employment & Benefits $ 20 000 + ………….
Incorporation & Liquidation Costs $ 11 000 + ………….
Bank Account Setup $ 2 000 + ………….
Maintenance costs and in-house staff to manage the foreign entity, payroll set up, and administration. $ 25 000+ ………….
The approximate total cost of new market entry** $ 74 000 + $ 15 000

* Per one Employee
** Costs vary from country to country

Work Permits and Hiring Ex-pats via a Global PEO 

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate their selected ex-pats to Lebanon
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in Lebanon
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel to fill some top positions in Lebanon

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs ex-pats in Lebanon minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedures off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit support in Lebanon. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

Disclaimer: Acumen International is not an immigration service. We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to find jobs overseas.

Comprehensive Immigration Support by Acumen Global PEO

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 a foreign workforce through a Global PEO’ solution?

  • Employer companies that want to relocate, compliantly employ, and payroll a foreign workforce 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

The important thing that you may not be aware of. Having a single provider to sponsor your work permit and employ your ex-pats in Lebanon post-immigration cuts down the risks of your 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 a foreign workforce 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 Issuing

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

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

Name Notes Copies
Copy of passport valid for 12 months With at least 2 blank visa pages One clear copy
Legalized  Certificates of Education Higher education certificate legalized for use in Lebanon. Certified translations should also accompany any documents in English or Arabic. One certified and translated copy; one legalized original
CV/Resume Showing relevant professional experience and education. Certified translations should also accompany any documents not in English or Arabic. One certified and translated copy; one clear copy
Copy of Passport Information Page valid for 12 months One clear copy
Passport valid for 12 months minimum With at least 2 blank visa pages One 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 Certificate A 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 Policy A 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 3.5cmx4.5cm 3.5 cm x 4.5cm, in colour, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open. Three originals
Annual Residence Permit Application Form Should be collected, completed and signed at the time of the permit application. One original

If you need to have your ex-pat personnel legally work for you in Lebanon without having to set up your business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permits and immigration support and then employ your ex-pats 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 a work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary licenses, 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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