U.S. Citizen Services

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Beginning October 24 2021, U.S. Embassy/Mission Beirut will begin 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 webpage to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad who require a U.S. passport are issued the latest state-of-the-art passports that incorporate photo-digitized images and other enhanced security features.  These passports are produced at a domestic U.S. passport facility.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports.

Reminder for Dual National U.S. Citizens:  U.S. law requires all U.S. citizens, including dual-national citizens, to enter the United States using their U.S. passport. We urge all U.S. citizens to keep their U.S. passports current.

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit remains committed to your safety by respecting social distancing and Covid-19 mitigation across our services. Please use the Appointments page to schedule your visit for citizenship or notary services. If you do not see an appointment available at your preferred time, please check back for cancellations. ACS will respond to requests for appointments in case of emergency.

All visitors to the U.S. Embassy are required to wear masks. Only individuals with masks will be allowed entry to the Embassy.

In order to maintain continuity of Consular operations in Lebanon, the Consular Section is accepting payment for Consular services in U.S. dollars only.

How to contact us

For emergencies affecting the immediate safety, health or welfare of a U.S. citizen, please call +961-4-542600 to ask to speak to American Citizen Services or a duty officer. When calling from Lebanon, dial 04-542600. When calling from the U.S. dial 011-961-4-542600.  For routine matters, please write to BeirutACS@state.gov.

U.S citizens residing in Syria should contact the U.S. Interests Section at the Czech embassy in Damascus; their e-mail address is: USIS_damascus@embassy.mzv.cz.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), so the U.S. Embassy can contact them with important information and emergency updates.

Business Hours

We are open Monday through Friday, between 7:30 to 16:00, excluding the following:

  • U.S. and Lebanese public holidays
  • The second Wednesday and the last Friday of each month.