Important: false messages regarding the General Security
Information has been circulating recently, often under the form of a Whatsapp, Facebook or text/SMS message (see below for example), claiming that the the General Security is deporting Syrians and not accepting their sponsorship applications.
This information is not coming from the Government of Lebanon or from UNHCR and must be considered as false.
Do not trust any information regarding government policies that is not transmitted from Government official sources or UNHCR.
Official communication related to the entry and stay requirements in Lebanon can be found on the GSO website: www.general-security.gov.lb. Information can also be obtained by calling the General Security Office (GSO) at 1717.
In case of doubt, please approach UNHCR or partners providing legal counsel for information.