U.S. Citizen Services

How to Contact Us

U.S. Embassy Beirut suspended normal consular operations on March 16 due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and is not yet open for routine services for American Citizens.  We are processing a very small number of urgent applications daily.  If you have a scheduled imminent travel date or an otherwise urgent need for passport or notary services, please schedule an appointment.  If you can find no available appointment, please send an email explaining your urgent requirement to BeirutACS@state.gov.

All visitors to the U.S. Embassy are required to wear masks.  Any individual seeking consular services will not be allowed entry without one.

For emergencies affecting the immediate 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.  In an emergency involving a U.S. citizen, you can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the main Embassy telephone number: When calling from Lebanon, dial 04-543600. When calling from the U.S. dial 011-961-4-543600.

For all non-emergency inquires please e-mail us at BeirutACS@state.gov.

Please note that this contact information is NOT for visa inquiries.

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.

Appointment System

To better serve customers and reduce waiting times, all routine services in ACS are by appointment only.

Important Announcements

Some countries require your passport to be valid for 6 months before you travel. Before you travel please look up your destination’s requirements at  travel.state.gov.

  • After December 31, 2015 there will be no more extra visa pages added to U.S. passports.

Alerts and Messages

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Lebanon.