Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy Beirut. We provide services for United States Citizens resident in Beirut, Lebanon. We are open for appointments Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Unit is closed to the public on U.S. and Lebanon Public Holidays.
Please note: There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.
Apply for Citizenship
If you have been issued any of the following documents, you may immediately begin your application for your first U.S. passport. If you are no longer in possession of any of these documents, you must obtain a certified copy from the issuing authority.
A U.S. Birth Certificate – for certified copies, please contact the state in which you were born. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a list of states’ contact information for this purpose;
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) – for certified copies, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State;
A Certification of Birth (Form FS-545 or DS-1350) – for certified copies, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State;
A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship – for certified copies, please contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
A U.S. Naturalization Certificate – for certified copies, please contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
A passport of your U.S. citizen parent(s) in which you are included – for a copy of your parents’ passport records, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State.
Once you are in possession of one of the listed documents, please see our instructions for applying for your first U.S. passport.
If you were born outside the United States, have not been previously documented as a U.S. citizen and are:
under the age of 18: please see our instructions for obtaining a Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
over the age of 18: you should meet the transmission requirements and verify if your parent(s) had the prerequisite physical presence in the United States required by U.S. citizenship law in effect at that time. If, based on this information, you believe you have a claim to U.S. citizenship, please schedule an appointment to apply for your first U.S. passport.
Renunciation of U.S. Nationality
For information regarding “Renunciation of U.S. Nationality”, click here.
Please note that it takes at least 6 – 8 weeks to receive the approval of a renunciation from Washington. The Embassy will hold your U.S. passport during this period.
To schedule an appointment for the initial interview, applicants should send an email to BeirutACS@state.gov