British Embassy Beirut, main contact

British Embassy
Serail Hill, embassy complex
Beirut Central District

PO Box : 11- 471 Beirut
Lebanon

Our staff are working remotely as our building is closed. When calling us on 00961 1 960800, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. 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.

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

Our staff are working remotely as our building is closed. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. 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.

Public holidays

The Embassy observes the following Lebanese and British holidays in 2020.

Date Holiday
Wednesday 1 January New Year
Friday 10 April Good Friday - Western
Monday 13 April Easter Monday - Western
Friday 17 April Good Friday - Eastern
Monday 20 April Easter Monday - Eastern
Friday 1 May Labour Day
Monday 25 May* Eid El Fitr *
Tuesday 26 May* Eid El Fitr *
Thursday 30 July Eid Al Adha *
Friday 31 July Eid Al Adha *
Thursday 29 October The Prophet’s Birthday
Thursday 24 December Christmas eve
Friday 25 December Christmas Day
Monday 28 December Privilage Day
  • Lunar calendar subject to change upon Lebanese Government decision.

Contact us

Our staff are working remotely as our building is closed. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. 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