U.S. Embassy Beirut is accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person. Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may pay the $130 passport renewal fee. online via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or Pay Pal. Please see our Passport Renewal webpage to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.
Please note that the online fee option is limited to U.S. citizens residing in Lebanon. U.S. citizens who reside outside of Lebanon are not eligible for the online fee payment option at this time. Online fee payment is currently available for passport book renewals only at pay.gov. If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card, you must make an appointment to apply in person at the embassy or consulate nearest you.
In order to maintain continuity of Consular operations in Lebanon, the Consular Section is accepting payment for Consular services in U.S. dollars only.
American citizens requiring passport renewals, first-time passports, or replacements for lost or stolen passports must schedule an appointment online. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, except for U.S. and Lebanese holidays.
Applicants who miss their appointment will be asked to reschedule for another day. Please note that passport services are by appointment only.
PLEASE PROVIDE ONE PHOTOCOPY OF EACH DOCUMENT LISTED AMONG THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING FOR A FIRST TIME PASSPORT AND PASSPORT RENEWAL.
Arriving at the Embassy
The Embassy is located in Awkar, off the Dbayeh highway, facing the Awkar Municipal Building. The Consular Section provides full American Citizen Services.
Please read carefully the general list of security procedures for U.S. Embassies. Any visitor who declines to be screened by U.S. Embassy security personnel will be prohibited from entering the Embassy grounds.
Security Notice to All Embassy Visitors
All visitors must be screened prior to entering a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and are subject to inspection via walk-through metal detector and a hand-held metal detector. All personal items will undergo full inspection by use of x-ray and other detection equipment.
Any visitor refusing to submit to security screening shall be prohibited from entering.
Prohibited Items (Items Not to Bring to the Embassy)
The following items are prohibited inside the U.S. Embassy and we have no storage facilities for them, so please leave them at your home, your hotel, or in your vehicle:
Electronic or recording equipment of any kind, including, but not limited to:
This list is not all-inclusive. The U.S. Embassy reserves the right to deny entry of any items deemed suspicious.
The following persons may accompany an applicant on a case-by-case basis during Consular-related visits:
Due to waiting room size, the large volume of applicants and the time required to screen consular clients, other accompanying persons cannot be admitted to the waiting room.
Drivers, friends, and extra relatives must wait outside or return to meet the applicant after the interview has been completed. The sole exception to this rule is applicants who are minor children. A minor child applying for a visa, who is below the age of 14, must bring one of his parents. If a minor child is between the ages of 14 and 18, the child may request to bring one of his or her parents to the interview.
Attorneys, agents, accountants, or employers accompanying applicants will not be permitted to accompany clients into the waiting room or at their interviews without prior approval.
If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.
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