Passport Services

Passport Information

American citizens requiring passport renewals, first-time passports, or replacements for lost or stolen passports must schedule an appointment online. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, except for U.S. and Lebanese holidays.

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 December 31, 2021. Please read our Travel Alert for more details.

Applicants who miss their appointment will be asked to reschedule for another day. Please note that passport services are by appointment only.

Please use the dropdown menus below to find the requirements for each type of passport service. Follow the links provided to view a lost of documents you will need to bring to your appointment.

 

If only one parent can attend 

We advise that both parents should be present at the appointment to renew or apply for a minor’s passport.  However, we recognize that it may not be possible in all cases.

The one custodial parent who is unable to attend the scheduled passport appointment, may come to the Embassy in advance to sign a Form DS-3053 Statement of Consent or come to the Embassy after the interview to independently sign the child’s passport application (Using Black Ink Only).  If the second parent is outside of Lebanon, he or she may sign the Form DS-3053 Statement of Consent before a Consular officer at a US embassy or  US Consulate in the country they reside in or, if they are in the United States, before a qualified US notary (Using Black Ink Only).  Please note the Embassy does not accept Lebanese notaries.

Alternatively, the applying parent may provide one of the following documents:

  • Child’s birth certificate listing only applying parent;
  • Court Order granting sole custody to the applying parent (i.e. the absent parent has no access to the child.  Child’s travel must not be restricted by that order;
  • Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent; or
  • Death certificate of non-applying parent.

DNA testing analyzes the genetic material in human cells and has been found to be over 99 percent accurate in verifying family relationships – parent/child, brother/sister, etc. For this reason DNA testing is suggested only when no other options appear to be available.  The testing is entirely voluntary and all costs and expenses associated with it must be paid entirely by the visa or passport applicant and/or his or her family.  While we cannot require you to undergo this testing, we may not be able to continue processing your case without it. The test results are usually available within a month, although this varies by lab.

If you decide to proceed with a DNA test, the petitioner (for immigrant visa applications) or family member (for passport applications) should arrange for testing with any one of the DNA laboratories accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) through the following website (click here)

In making the choice to pursue this testing, please remember that we cannot guarantee that the tests will produce a favorable result that would allow us to issue a visa or citizenship document.

The laboratory you choose must send the testing kit to the Embassy at the address below, and must include the name and location of the office that requested the testing:

U.S. Embassy
Chief, Consular Section
Beirut, Lebanon
Telephone:  961-4-542600
email:  BeirutACS@state.gov

The Embassy will receive the testing kit, and will contact the test participant(s) by phone or letter and schedule an appointment date for the DNA test.  Appointments cannot be scheduled before a testing kit is received by the Embassy. A physician selected by the Embassy will collect a sample from the test participant(s) in the presence of a Consular Officer.

The applicants should arrive at the Embassy at the appointment time, and must bring the following items:

For passport applicants:

  1. Valid passport of the applicant and one photocopy of the biographic information in the passport;
  2. One recent passport size photograph; and,
  3. Proof of payment – 80 U.S. dollars per case, to be paid to the physician who will take the sample.

Please note that only a valid passport will be accepted as photo identification.