Libya Launches e-Visa Portal and New Travel Regulations

As of March 2024, Libya has introduced new entry protocols to streamline the entry, residency, and departure processes for foreigners. These changes, effective from March 14th, align Libya’s policies with global standards, making the country more accessible to international visitors.

Following this legislative update, Libya has launched an e-Visa system designed to simplify and accelerate the visa application process for tourists, business travelers, and expatriates. This initiative is a significant step in Libya’s broader plan to attract investment and tourism, enhancing its reputation as a stable country with abundant potential.

Expertise Consultancy presents an overview of recent changes, shedding light on essential travel information for those interested in visiting Libya.

Entry Points and Routes into Libya

Under Decree 137, foreigners can only enter and exit Libya through designated points, ensuring compliance with international agreements. See the map below for Libya’s designated points of entry.

EC actively monitors entry points and flights to keep its clients informed with routine status updates.

Travelling by land via the Ras Ejder border crossing may present complications with closures being common in the last few months. Flights to Libya have proven more reliable in recent years with a growing choice of airlines and travel routes.

Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport, for example, has resumed regular flights from key destinations, including Rome, Athens, Malta, and Dubai. Flag carriers like Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways have reconnected with Libya, with plans for additional carriers to restart regular flights.

Libya Visa Categories and Fee Structure

Libya has revised its visa categories, offering tourist, business, student, and transit visas. The tourist e-visa allows for a single entry and permits a stay of up to 30 days within a 90-day period. Other visa durations depend on the application review.

The updated fee structure is outlined in Table (1) below, detailing the costs associated with various visa types. Visa fees are as follows:

Visa Fees and Renewals: 

Visa types Price
Entry visa for several trips 1000 LYD
Transit visa  100 LYD
Extending a transit visa 100 LYD
Entry visa for tourism and visit – joining a resident – study – official mission 300 LYD
Extension of the tourist, visit, study and official mission visa 100 LYD
Granting a visa at the port of entry  1000 LYD
Residence visa for the categories mentioned in Article (32) of these regulations 100 LYD (annually) Minors listed in the foreigner’s passport will be excluded from this fee
Entry visa for work purposes 300 LYD
Group entry visa 100 LYD
Work residence visa 500 LYD
Residence visa without work – renewal 300 LYD 
Final exit visa 50 LYD
Table (1)

Application Process and Required Documents

The e-Visa portal, launched on March 21st, simplifies the application process. Applicants can now apply online without visiting a Libyan embassy. Eligibility can be checked using the Authorised Nations tool on the website.

To apply, create an account and prepare to have the following information and documents ready to complete the application form:

    • A valid passport with at least six months’ validity
    • A recent passport-sized photograph
    • Details of the intended visit (travel plans, dates, purpose)
    • Additional supporting documents, depending on the visa type
    • Proof of accommodation

The portal provides a step-by-step guide and allows tracking of application status. Processing times range from several days to a few weeks.

For business visas, an invitation from a Libyan company is required. Membership in organisations like the LBBC or AmCham can facilitate business engagements and expedite visas.

Most visa applications require proof of accommodation to confirm applicants have a suitable place to stay. To make your stay in Libya comfortable, Expertise Consultancy provides reliable lodging options with various amenities across Libya.

For questions on applying for a Libyan visa, feel free to contact us for assistance.

Implications on Travel to Libya

Libya’s new protocols mark a significant step towards opening its borders, attracting more trade, investment, and tourism.

These developments are part of a broader effort to showcase Libya’s potential. The IMF projects an 8% GDP growth for Libya in 2024, positioning it among the fastest-growing economies. Libya aims to harness this growth period to reverse a decade of setbacks by advancing its energy and civil infrastructure and revitalising its tourism industry.

Streamlining visa procedures helps Libya attract investors, skilled labor, and tourists, reshaping its image as a stable and attractive destination.


The recent changes in Libya’s entry protocols signal a major step towards fostering international connectivity. With the introduction of Decree 137 and the user-friendly e-Visa platform, Libya is committed to simplifying the visa process and welcoming international visitors.

Expertise Consultancy remains dedicated to supporting businesses navigating Libya and its evolving protocols. Our comprehensive services in accommodations, logistics, and security ensure a seamless travel experience for our clients.

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Please Note: Visa regulations may change. Verify the latest information from official sources or contact EC for updates.


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