We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Lebanon. The British Embassy in Beirut provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Lebanon.

We promote democracy, stability and human rights in Lebanon and the region. We aim to increase trade between the UK and Lebanon and to support UK businesses to invest in Lebanon.

You can access UK government services while in Lebanon.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Lebanon and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +961 (0)1 960800. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Lebanon, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Beirut.

In Lebanon a police report is required if your passport has been lost as well as stolen. You will need to bring the police report with you when you attend your appointment for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We offer some notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit, witness a signature and make a certified copy of a British passport. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Lebanon.

Our people

Hugo Shorter

Hugo Shorter

British Ambassador to Lebanon

Contact us

British Embassy Beirut, main contact

British Embassy
Serail Hill, embassy complex
Beirut Central District

PO Box : 11- 471 Beirut
Lebanon

Office hours:
Monday to Thursday, 6am to 2pm; Friday 6am to 12pm (GMT)
Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm, Friday 8am to 2pm (Local Time)

Consular section: consular.beirut@fco.gov.uk
For emergency you can call the embassy switchboard on 01-960800

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