British Ambassador to Lebanon
Our Embassy represents British interests in Lebanon. We are passionate about our work in this extraordinary country, and determined to do all we can to promote UK interests in Lebanon.
The British Ambassador Tom Fletcher is in charge of the Embassy.
Politically, we work with our Lebanese partners to promote democracy, stability and human rights here and in the wider region. Commercially, we aim to increase trade between the UK and Lebanon, and to support UK businesses that want to invest here – the opportunities are superb. We have a thriving defence relationship, through which we aim to bolster Lebanese stability, and seek ways to provide assistance with capacity building for the Lebanese Armed Forces.
We also aim to provide a first class service to British citizens visiting Lebanon. Our Management staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Embassy.
Our project work aims to maintain stability in Lebanon and develop a secure space within which broader political reforms are possible; by strengthening the security and justice sectors, and support the building of public confidence in legitimate, accountable and effective state institutions that deliver meaningful services and generate opportunities for growth.
As for our Communications section, we aim to inform people in Lebanon about British policies and values and provides services for journalists, teachers, students and others with an interest in Britain.
Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website
Births, deaths and marriages
Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying abroad.
Passports and emergency travel documents
How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, letters and notes available at British Embassy in Lebanon
Living in Lebanon
This guide sets out essential information for British nationals residing in Lebanon including advice on health, education, benefits, residence requirements and more.
How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
Consular online booking appointment system
Book an appointment online for Consular Services - Legalisation, Notarial services and British passports.
List of lawyers and interpreters
A list of English speaking lawyers and translators who may be able to help you with official transactions in Lebanon. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
Explanation of the prison system in Lebanon for British nationals.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also: * Issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents) * Provide information about transferring funds. * Provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital * Help people with mental illness * Provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors. * Do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told you have been detained * Offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping * Contact family or friends for you if you want * Make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil unrest or natural disasters
What our consulate cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- Get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from departing you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- Help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid.
- Give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
- Get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- Pay any bills or give you money(in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- Make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- Make business arrangements on your behalf
British Embassy Beirut, main contact
Serail Hill, embassy complex
PO Box : 11- 471 Beirut Central District
Telephone +961 (0)1 960800
Fax +961 (0)1 960855
Monday to Thursday, 6am to 2pm; Friday 6am to 12pm (GMT)
Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm, Friday 8am to 2pm (Local Time)
Visa enquiries: www.visainfoservices.com
Email Consular section: Consular.email@example.com