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.

Find out more on our UK and Lebanon news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Lebanon.You can access UK government services while in Lebanon.

Visitors to British Embassy Beirut

Access to the Consular Section is by appointment only.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Lebanon, see our Lebanon travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 +44 20 7136 6857.

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.

Apply online for 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.

Consular fees

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

Our people

Ian Collard OBE

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

+961 (0)1 960800

+961 (0)1 960855

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)

For emergency you can call the embassy switchboard on 00961-(0)1-960800

You can submit a written enquiry using our online contact form:

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