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Libya - Applying for a Journalist Visa

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Procedure[edit]

The procedure is divided into two stages:

Stage 1 (before arrival):

  • You need to visit the nearest Libyan Embassy and apply for journalist visa. Nearly all applications are approved without any difficulties.
  • The embassy then requests the "approval" from the FMD in Tripoli.
  • The FMD then sends the approval to the embassy, together with the customs clearance (for the equipment to be brought into the country).
  • Then you need to re-visit the embassy to provide a list of all the equipment to be brought into Libya.
  • Finally the embassy issues the visa stamp and the customs clearance for the equipment.

Stage 2 (after arrival):

  • With the visa stamp in your passport you travel to Libya.
  • After arrival in Libya, your first point of contact is the FMD (Foreign Media Department) in Tripoli, to provide them with a full list of all the sites you would like to visit or film.
  • Finally, the FMD will issue the necessary paper work: 'permission' to film the listed sites, and an 'ID', which you must carry with you at all times.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Scanned copy of your passport's bio data page (the page with your photo).
  • Your profession.
  • Estimated date of arrival.
  • Payment.Visa Fee (cash only)Paid in advance
  • Application form
  • A valid Passport.
  • Two recent passport photos.
  • Visa reference number (from Libya).
  • Letter from employer.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Economy & Trade
Tripoli
T : (21) 480-9361
F : (21) 480-9361
W : http://www.ect.gov.ly

Ministry of Tourism
Bab Albahr
Near Tripoli Seaport
Tripoli
Libya
Tel.: 021-3364621 (+218213364621)
Fax: 021-3364605 (+218213364605)
Website: http://www.tourism.gov.ly/

The Libyan Ministry of Tourism:
AlJala Road,
P.O. Box 82063 (and P.O. Box 71981),
Tripoli, Libya;
Tel: (+218) 21 3334673;
(+218) 21 503 041;
Fax: (+218) 21 4445336.


UN:

Mission of Libya To The United Nations

Address: 309 East 48th Street

New York

Tel: +1 212 752 5775

Fax: +1 212 593 4787


United Kingdom: London:

Address of Libyan Embassy in London:

15 Knightsbridge

London SW1X 7LY

Tel: +44 207 201 8280

Fax: +44 207 245 0588

(http://libyanembassy.org/)


United States of America:

Libyan Liaison Office

2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Suite 705,

Washington DC 20037

Tel: 202-944-9601

Fax 202-944-9606

Website: embassyoflibyadc.org/ -- now redirects to: libyausaembassy.com/

Business hours: 9am - 4:30pm (Monday to Friday)


France:

Libyan Embassy in France:

Address: 2 rue Charles Lamoureux

Paris

Tel: +33 1 47047160

Fax: +33 1 47047160


Libyan Embassy in France:

3, villa Copernic


Paris 75116

Tel: 33 1 40677575

Fax: 33 1 40671642


Consulate General:

424 rue Paradis

Marseille 13008

Tel : 33 91.71.50.60


Australia:

Libyan Embassy in Australia:

50 Culgoa Circuit, ACT 2606

O'Malley, Canberra

Tel: +61 (02) 6290 7900

Fax: +61 (02) 6286 4522


Canada:

Libyan Embassy in Canada Address: 81 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1000 Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6K7

Ottawa

Tel: +613 230-0919

Fax: +613 230-0683

Website: http://www.libya-canada.org


Russia:

Libyan Embassy in Russia:

Address: Ulitsa Mosfilmovskaya 38

Moscow

Tel: +3330545-6

Fax: +3330545-6


China:

Libyan Embassy in China:

Address: Sanlitun Dongliujie

Beijing 100600

Tel: 10 6532 3278-3891

Fax:10 65323891


India:

Libyan Embassy in India:

Address: 22 Golf Link

New Delhi

Tel: +91 11 469 7717

Fax: +91 11 469 7771


Japan:

Libyan Embassy in Japan:

Address: 10-14 Daikanyama-cho

Shibuya-ku, Post Code:150

Tokyo

Tel: +81 3 34770701

Fax: +81 3 34770701


Germany:

Libyan Embassy in Germany

Podbielskiallee 42, 14195

Berlin

Tel. +49 (30) 20 05 96-0

Fax. +49 (30) 20 05 96


Spain:

Libyan Embassy in Spain:

Address: Pisuerga, 12 28002

Madrid

Tel: +91 56460 06

Fax: +9156439 86


Italy:

Libyan Embassy in Italy:

Address: Via Nomentana, 365

00162

Rome

Tel: +39 (6) 86320951, 8600558

Fax: +39 (6) 86320951, 86205473


Sweden:

Libyan Embassy in Sweden:

Address: Stockholm Tel: +468143435

Fax: +468143435


Denmark:

Libyan Embassy in Denmark:

Address: Rosenvaengets Hovedvei 4 DK-2100 Copenhagen East

Copenhagen

Tel: +45 352 63611

Fax: +45 352 63611


Belgium:

Libyan Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

Av. Victoria, 28, 1050 Bruxelles

Brussel

Tel: 2-649.21.13, 2-649.37.37

Fax: 2-640.90.76


Greece:

Libyan Embassy in Greece:

Address: Vyronos 13

Athens

Tel: +30 1 6471842

Fax: +30 1 6471842


Switzerland:

Libyan Embassy in Switzerland:

Address: Bern

Tel: 41313513076

Fax: 41313513076


Netherlands:


Libyan Embassy in The Netherlands

Address: Parkweg 15 P.C. 2585

Tel: +31 70 3558886

Fax: +31 70 3558886


Austria:

Libyan Embassy in Austria:

Address: Volksb?ro (Botschaft), Blaasstra 33

A-1190

Vienna

Tel: +43 1 3677639

Fax: +43 1 3677601


Portugal:

Libyan Embassy in Portugal:

Address: Av. Descobertas 24

Lisbon

Tel: +351 1 3016301

Fax: +351 1 3012378


Czech Republic:

Libyan Embassy in Czech Republic:

Address: Na Baste SV. Jiri 7 Prague 6

Prague

Tel: +420 2 33324188

Fax: +420 2 33324160



Poland:

Libyan Embassy in Poland:

Address: ul. Kryniczna 2, 03-934

Warsaw

Tel: +48 (22) 6174822, 6174883

Fax: +48 (22) 6175091


Bulgaria:

Libyan Embassy in Bulgaria:

Address: Mladost 1 District Saharov Blvd., Residency 1


Sofia

Tel: +359 9743556, 9743156


Fax: +359 9743273


Croatia:

Libyan Embassy in Croatia:

Address: Gornje Prekrizje 51B, 10000

Zagreb

Tel: +385-1 4629250

Fax: +385-1 4629279


Romania:

Libyan Embassy in Romania:

Address: Bd Lascar Catargiu Nr.15, Sector 1

711 111

Bucharest

Tel: +40 (21) 2127832, 2125705, 2125706

Fax: +40 (21) 3120232



Tunisia:

Libyan Embassy in Tunis

48 Bis Rue Du Ler Juin

Tunis

Consulate General:

35 Rue Alexander Dumas Sfax, Tunisia.


Qatar:

Libyan Embassy in Qatar:

Address: Box 574

Doha

Tel: +974 421776

Fax: +974 421776


Kuwait:

Libyan Embassy in Daya, Kuwait:

Box 21460 - 13075

Da'ya, Kuwait

Tel: 2575183 - 2575184

Fax: 2575182


Saudi Arabia:


Libyan Embassy in Saudi Arabia:

Address: Wourod Area - ben shaker street P.O. Box 94365

Jeddah

Tel: +966 1 4544511

Fax: +966 1 4567513


South Korea:

Libyan Embassy in South Korea:

Address: 4-5 Hannam-dongYongsan-ku

Seol

Tel: +82 2 7976001

Fax: +82 2 7976007



Philippines:

Libyan Embassy in The Philippines

Address: 2416 Bougainvilla Rd Dasmarinas Village Makati City

Manila

Tel: +63 2 8173461

Fax: +63 2 8173461


Indonesia:

Libyan Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Jl. Pekalongan #24, Menteng

Jakarta 10310

Tel: 6221-335.308 /-335.754

Fax: 6221-335.726


Pakistan:

Libyan Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

12,Margalla Road,F-8/3

Islamabad

Tel: 851974, 851880

Fax: 261459


Argentina:

Libyan Embassy in Argentina

Address: Cazadores 2166

Buenos Aires

Tel: +54 114 7883745

Fax: -+54 114 7883760


Brazil:

Libyan Embassy in Brazil:

Address: QI 15, ch?cara 26, 71600-750



Brasilia

Tel:+55 (61) 2486710

Fax: +55 (61) 2480598



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Eligibility[edit]

One must be a journalist visiting Libya on the mission of capturing news or Filming sites in Libya on behalf of the foreign organization. This Visa is granted to the following category of people.

  1. Professional journalist,
  2. columnist, cartoonist/editor,
  3. photographer,
  4. film producer or director (other than of commercial films),
  5. A representative of a radio and/or television organisation,
  6. Travel writer/travel promotion photographer etc or any
  7. professional journalist/owner working for an association or
  8. A company engaged in the production or
  9. Broadcast of audio visual news or
  10. Current affairs programmes through the print, electronic or any other electronic form or any other mode of mass communication.



Fees[edit]

  • One visa single entry 85 Dinar.



Validity[edit]

This journalist visa is valid for 3 months only with a single entry. Regardless of the entry status, it can be renewed upon request.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing time take less than a one month but because of the complexity it can exceed that time.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained f


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Instructions[edit]

  • if you intend to visit or film desert sites in Libya, then you need to obtain a journalist Visa which include those sites in the list of the sites you intend to film.
  • If you secure permission from the Foreign Media Department for the whole list (as of the above procedure) then you can visit and film in all the sites approved in list.
  • It is therefore necessary to include all the sites you intend to visit in the list before you submit it to the Foreign Media Department.


Required Information[edit]

  • Documents customs clearance for the equipments to be brought into the country.
  • A list of all the equipment to be brought into Libya.
  • A valid passport for less than 6 months to expire.


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Need for the Document[edit]

Journalist visa is issued to professional journalists and photographers for up to three months stay in Libya. Some countries require for people in that journalist occupation when traveling for their respective filming and news organizations. Countries which insist on this include but not limited to Libya , Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, the United States (I-visa) and Zimbabwe. Journalist Visitors to Libya must obtain a journalist visa from one of the Libyan diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.


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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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