The US Embassy in Tripoli announced today changes in visa protocol for Libyans:
”The Government of the United States and the Government of National Unity in Libya continue to work together to facilitate legitimate travel that strengthens ties between our two countries. We are therefore pleased to announce a change in the visa reciprocity standards for certain Libyan and U.S. visas.
Libyan and U.S. nationals who meet the criteria for regular business or tourist visas will now receive a one-year multiple entry visa, a significant change from the current visa validity of three months with a singly entry. As part of this reciprocity update, the visa fees have now been standardized and reciprocity fees have been completely removed for Libyan citizens.
Students from both countries who qualify for a student visa will now receive multiple entry visas valid for one year whereas previously a single-entry visa was issued.
These significant visa changes will help facilitate legitimate travel for diplomatic, educational, cultural, and business purposes and more importantly deepen people-to-people bonds between our two countries.’’