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Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Lebanon. The site provides a range of information on Australia, the work of the Embassy, and the Australia-Lebanon relationship. I hope you will find interesting and informative.
Australia’s strong relationship with Lebanon is underpinned by the extensive people-to-people links between our two countries. According to the 2011 census, there were over 76,000 Lebanese-born residents in Australia, and we currently have an estimated 400,000 Australians of Lebanese ancestry. At the same time, approximately 20,000-25,000 Australian passport holders normally reside in Lebanon; a figure which increases by several thousand during summer.
The website includes information and links aimed at answering most of the commonly-asked questions about Australia, including on visas and immigration; Australian culture; business opportunities; international activities and government services.
You will also find links to relevant Australian Government websites; details of recent Embassy activities; announcements regarding upcoming events; and information on the Embassy’s Direct Aid Program (DAP), which aims to help relieve humanitarian hardship across Lebanon.
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend to all Australian citizens and permanent residents in Lebanon that they register with the Australian Government through Smartraveller at www.smartraveller.gov.au. Registering is simple and beneficial. It means we can find you in an emergency, and we can also relay important information to you about elections, new travel advisories and other developments.
The Travel Advice for Lebanon is updated regularly. If you are an Australian living in Lebanon or planning to travel here, I strongly recommend that you subscribe through Smartraveller to receive free automatic email notification each time the travel is updated.
Thank you for your interest in Australia, and the work of the Australian Embassy.
HE Mr Glenn Miles
RENEWED LEBANESE PASSPORTS
Passports with handwritten renewal pages will continue to be accepted in Australia until further notice.
If you have a visa connected to your old passport, you should send a scanned copy of both your old and new passports to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your details updated. If you are travelling in the immediate future please put your travel dates in the subject line of your email so that your email can be prioritised.
**WARNING ABOUT ONLINE IMMIGRATION SCAMS**
The Embassy is aware of several email and internet scams targeting people seeking to migrate to Australia. For example, in recent times, Syrian nationals registered with UNHCR have been targeted in an 'Australian Resettlement Programme' scam.
Some scams involve emails requesting private information (e.g. date of birth and/or passport number) or asking for money (e.g. to progress an immigration application to a further stage such... as 'entry clearance').
**TAKE THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST EMAIL/INTERNET IMMIGRATION SCAMS**
- check the internet or email address carefully: Australian Government websites end in .gov.au (e.g. border.gov.au)
- if your have lodged an online application with us, use our website to track its process
- never enter private information online unless the website is secure and you know who you're dealing with
- never agree to transfer money unless you are certain of the other party's identity.
For more information, please visit: http://lebanon.embassy.gov.au/birt/DIBP_SCAM.html
Australian alumni network
The Embassy is keen to stay in touch with Australian alumni in Lebanon.
If you studied at an Australian university, please send your contact details to email@example.com.
To help us send you information on events that may be of interest to you, please include a brief outline of what you studied and where you are working now.
Information for Australian Citizens
Consular Duty Officer (24 hour): +61 2 6261 3305
or within Australia only: 1300 555 135 (toll free - local call cost only)
Travel Advice. Important things you should know about visiting Lebanon
If we can\'t find you ..... we can\'t help you!
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Australian passport information and applications
Applying for your Australian passport at the Embassy
Postal Address: P.O.Box 11-1860, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2090 Lebanon