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. Please see our Passport Renewal information to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.
In order to maintain continuity of Consular operations in Lebanon, the Consular Section is accepting payment for Consular services in U.S. dollars only.
We are open Monday through Friday, between 7:30 to 16:00, excluding U.S. and Lebanese public holidays, the second Wednesday and the last Friday of each month.
In order to provide more effective customer service, we ask all U.S. Citizens requiring passport, birth registration, or notarial services to make an online appointment before visiting the American Citizen Services Unit. Our appointment system allows you to plan your visit in advance, ensures shorter wait times, and allows more efficient handling of individual cases.
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.