About 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: www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-beirut

Public holidays

The Embassy will be closed on the following days to observe Lebanese and British holidays in 2022.

Date Holiday
Monday1 January New Year
Friday 15 April Good Friday (Western Church)
Monday 18 April Easter Monday (Western Church)
Friday 25 April Good Friday (Eastern Church)
Monday 2 May In lieu of Labour Day
Tuesday 3 May* Eid El Fitr *
Wednesday 4 May* Eid El Fitr *
Friday 3 June Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
Monday 11 July Eid Al Adha *
Tuesday 12 July Eid Al Adha *
Monday 10 October The Prophet’s Birthday
Tuesday 22 November Independence Day
Monday 26 December Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December In Lieu Christmas Day
Wednesday 28 December Christmas Privilege Day

**Lunar calendar subject to change.

Contact us

Our staff may be working remotely. However, we are available 24/7. 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.

Consular Section

For Consular Services – Legalisation and Notarial services, please book your appointment.

Disabled access

The British Embassy in Beirut is keen to ensure that its buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public. Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions. In these situations, we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people.

Privacy notice

If you visit the British embassy in Beirut see our privacy notice for visitors which explains how we will process your data for security and public health management reasons.

Embassy switchboard number +961 1 960 800