The British Embassy in Lebanon maintains and develops relations between the UK and 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.
Visitors to British Embassy Beirut
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Embassy closed access to visitors on Monday 16 March 2020. Access to the Consular Section is by appointment only.
If you’re travelling in Lebanon, see our Lebanon travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Lebanon and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If 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
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
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.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Lebanon.
Development work in Lebanon
Lebanon is a small country in a volatile region. With a population of 4.4 million Lebanese people, Lebanon is under severe strain hosting around 1.5 million Syrian refugees and approximately a quarter of a million Palestinian refugees that have lived in Lebanon for decades. The living conditions of the most vulnerable - both refugees and poor Lebanese - have worsened significantly over the years and the situation facing the displaced is painfully acute.
Find out more in the Country Profile for Lebanon
British Embassy Beirut, main contact
Serail Hill, embassy complex
Beirut Central District
PO Box : 11- 471 Beirut
Telephone +961 (0)1 960800
Fax +961 (0)1 960855
Our staff are mainly working remotely. We are available 24/7 when calling 00961 1 960800. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British National’ to speak to an officer.
Monday to Thursday, 6am to 2pm; Friday 6am to 12pm (GMT)
Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm, Friday 8am to 2pm (Local Time)
For emergency you can call the embassy switchboard on 00961-(0)1-960800
You can submit a written enquiry using our online contact form: www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-beirut