Letters and Recommendations

For further information, Please contact directly Mrs. Ragheda Abdel-Nour by Phone: (202) 939-6314 or E-Mail: RAbdel-Nour@lebanonembassyus.org

No Objection Letter: Change of Student's Legal Status

  • A letter from the institution from which you have graduated in Lebanon, stating that you are under no financial obligation to that institution.
  • Case file number, issued by the US Department of State/ Visa Services after completeing the data sheet available via the Internet at: http://www.travel.state.gov
  • A copy of your passport, Visa and I-94.
  • A notarized statement from you stating that you are under no financial obligation to any private or public institution in Lebanon.
  • Exact date of arrival on the J-1 visa (and port of entry). Your address of residence while in the U.S.A. If there have been any changes in address, please list them all.
  • Statement from you explaining whether your education in the U.S.A. is governmentally or privately financed.
  • $15.00 Money Order payable to the Embassy of Lebanon.
  • 2 addressed stamped envelopes: one for the US Department of State and one addressed to you

US Department of State Address: Visa Office- CA/VO/L/W-Visa Services SA-17, 11th Floor 600 19th st. , NW Washington, D.C. 20522-1711 ** These requirements are requested by the Department of State to approve the change of students' legal status, regardless of the source that financed their degree.

Recommendation Letter

Note: The recommendation letter can be granted for Lebanese citizens to request a visa from other embassies

  • A letter from the applicant stating the purpose, destination, and date of trip
  • A valid Lebanese passport
  • Money order in the amount of $15.00 payable to the Embassy of Lebanon

Educational Center for Foreign Medical Graduates (E.C.F.M.G)

The necessary papers required to obtain a letter from this Embassy for an extension of stay in the United States ( J-1 visa).

  • A notarized statement from you confirming to the Embassy that you will return to Lebanon upon completion of training in the filed of _ _ _ _ (you must indicate your field of specialization) in the United States,and intend to practice medicine in the speciality for which training is being sought.
  • A copy of the first 3 pages of your passport, a copy of your I-94 and the visa.
  • Letter from the Institution stating that you are enrolled in a training program or a copy of the acceptance letter in the program.
  • A copy of your Diploma
  • $15.00 money order payable to the Embassy of Lebanon.
  • 2 addressed stamped envelopes: one for the E.C.F.M.G and one addressed to you.