How to lodge an application in Lebanon
Online via ImmiAccount
Our preferred method of lodgement is online through ImmiAccount. Lodging your application online via ImmiAccount is quick and easy and has many advantages to paper applications including:
- allows you to lodge your application 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- start and save your application to continue working on later
- attach additional documents even after your application is lodged so we can see them immediately (no need to courier or mail them to our office)
- update your application details online
- keep a copy of your online application
- allows you to pay for your application online using a credit card.
The process is quick and easy by following these simple steps.
- Collect your documents
Before starting your online application, you should collect, translate and certify your supporting documents as outlined in in the relevant checklists.
- Apply, upload your documents and pay for your application online using ImmiAccount
If you lodge your application online through ImmiAccount, you must upload all supporting documents into the system at the time of lodgement. We can make a decision using the information you provide when you lodge your application. It is in your interest to provide as much information as possible with your application.
- Submit your biometrics (if required) at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC)
For applicants residing in Lebanon, once you have submitted your online application we will send you by email an invitation to provide your biometrics at our Australian Visa Application Centre. You must make an appointment at our Visa Application Centre to submit your biometrics. To make an appointment follow this link: https://au.tlscontact.com/lb/bey/page.php?pid=appointment_booking
The AVAC will charge a Service Fee for collecting biometrics that must be paid in cash in Lebanese’s Pounds (LBP) – for more information on the visa application charges and service fees please click here
For more information on biometrics collection see Biometrics collection
- Wait for decision – we will advise you of the decision via email.
If you are requested to provide more supporting documentation for your application, you should submit (upload) supporting documents online via your ImmiAccount. To attach documents to your visa application, please login to your immiAccount, find the application details page and click on the Attach Document button on the right hand side of the screen. The mamimum size for each file you attach is 5MB
Once a decision is made on your application you will be notified immediately via email to the email address nominated in your application form. If your visa is granted you will then be able to travel immediately.
The following applications are available to be lodged online. Login to ImmiAccount now to start your visa application.
- Tourist stream
- Business Visitor stream
e651* eVisitor (available to citizens of Cyprus and other eligible passports holders not available for Lebanese citizens)
400* Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)
403* Temporary Work (International Relations)
408* Temporary Work Activity
- Invited Participant stream
- Australian Government Endorsed Events stream
590* Student Guardian
300 Prospective Marriage
300/100* (Partner Provisional) and Permanent.
155 Resident Return visa
Citizenship by Descent
*denotes applications that can only be lodged online
The following applications require paper applications and cannot be lodged online.
445 Dependent Child (extended eligibility) – Form 918
771 Transit - Form 876
602 Medical Treatment – Form 48ME
Where a paper application option is available for other subclasses, and you are unable to lodge online, you can lodge a paper application by printing and completing the relevant forms available on our website: www.border.gov.au. You must also attached certified copies of relevant supporting documents as outlined in the relevant checklists.
Follow these steps:
- Download and print the most recent form available on our website: www.border.gov.au
- Collect your documents
Before starting your application, you should collect, translate, copy and certify your supporting documents as outlined in in the relevant checklists.
- Submit your paper application and provide your biometrics at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC)
For residents of Lebanon, you will need to make an appointment at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) to submit your application and supporting documents, the AVAC will also collect your biometrics at the time of lodgement. Note the AVAC will charge a service fee for these services. For information on how to make an appointment at the AVAC s please click here
Note when submitting a paper application at the AVAC you will need to be prepared to pay:
- the Visa Application Charge in cash in United States Dollars (USD), and
- the AVAC Service Fee in cash in Lebanese’s Pounds (LBP)
For more information on the visa application charges and service fees please click here
- Wait for decision
We will advise you of the decision via email. Please ensure your email address is clearly written in your application and that you authorise electronic communications.
Applicants residing in Cyprus – Mail in your paper applications
If you are a resident of Cyprus and you cannot apply online, you can complete a paper application form and send it by mail or courier to our office in Beirut. You should submit a certified copy of all required documents and a copy of your passport – do not send originals as they cannot be returned to you.
Paper applications sent by post to the Australian Embassy in Beirut should be directed to the following address:
PO 11-1860 Riad El Solh
Paper applications sent by courier to the Australian Embassy in Beirut should be directed to the following address:
Serail Hill, Downtown
Please note, mail services can be unreliable therefore we suggest you consider engaging the services of a reputable international courier company. You should ensure that any courier you use has an office in Beirut and will undertake action on your behalf in relation to customs clearance
Please ensure you include your email address and authorise electronic communications. These applications will be processed at our office in Beirut and once a decision is made, the decision letter will be sent to you electronically.
Payment of the visa application charge (for mailed-in applications):
Clients in Cyprus can pay visa application charges by credit card (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Diners, JCB). Payments are processed in Australian Dollars by providing their credit card details on the application form. For further information see: How to Pay
Applicants residing in Syria – must lodge at the Australian Embassy in Amman
If you are a resident of Syria, the Australian Embassy in Beirut cannot process your application. You can apply online where an online option exist, or you must post or courier your application to Amman, Jordan.
Courier address: 41 Kayed Al Armouti St, Abdoun Al Janoubi, Amman Jordan
Postal address PO Box 35201, Amman 11180, Jordan