U.S. Citizen Services

Online fee payments available:

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.

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport:

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022.  See this page for more information.

Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Entry into the United States

Please see our COVID-19 page for more information on this and other travel requirements.

CDC Policy on Importing Dogs into the United States

If you would like to import a dog to the United States, please review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Notice of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries suspending the importation of dogs from countries classified by the CDC as high risk for dog rabies AND countries that are NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in high-risk countries during the previous 6 months.  Eligible individuals can apply for a CDC Dog Import Permit.  For more information, please contact CDC or U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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 Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut are required to wear masks. Only individuals with masks will be allowed entry to the Consular Section.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.