Citizenship Services

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.

 

If you have been issued any of the following documents: a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240); a Certification of Birth (Form FS-545 or DS-1350); a U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or a U.S. Naturalization Certificate, we are happy to process your first U.S. passport application. All first time applicants must appear in person at the Embassy. The application should be filled out prior to your visit.

For Adults (age 16 and older)

You will need:

  • Certified, sealed birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Naturalization
  • One valid form of photo identification (e.g. foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.)
  • One passport photograph without glasses (taken within the last six months); photos can be obtained from a photo booth located in the Consular building of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulate General in Milan for 5 euro
  • completed form DS-11
  • If you are age 16 or 17, evidence of parental awareness
  • Applicants may pick up passports at the office where the application was submitted or through a private courier agency, Mail Boxes Etc.(MBE). Please follow this link for information on MBE.

Children Under 16

The presence of the child and both parents is normally required at the time of application for children under age 16. If one parent/guardian cannot go with the child to apply for the passport, they can give permission by completing Form DS-3053 “Statement of Consent.” You must submit the completed form with the child’s passport application. The parent that cannot go with the child must:

  • Sign and date Form DS-3053 in the presence of a certified notary public, and
  • Submit a photocopy of the front and back side of the ID that they present to the notary public with Form DS-3053.

For more details, please see Children Under 16

For your child’s application, you will need:

  • Certified, sealed birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Citizenship
  • One valid form of photo identification (e.g. foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.)
  • One passport photograph without glasses (taken within the last six months); photos can be obtained from a photo booth located in the Consular building of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulate General in Milan for 5 euro
  • Completed form DS-11

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. 

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