Australian Embassy
Lebanon

Passport services

Important notice to passport clients

 

In response to the Corona Virus (COVID-19), including measures put in place by local authorities, changes have been made to our services.  These changes are intended to protect you (our clients), our staff and the wider community.

 

If you require information on how to apply for an Australian passport, would like to discuss your application, or make an appointment, please email us at: [email protected] 

You can also make your own passport appointment here*: 

Book an appointment with Australian Embassy, Beirut using SetMore

We are currently experiencing high demand for passport services.  Please note that there is currently a 3-4 week waiting period for passport interview appointments.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve.  Please regularly monitor this and other relevant websites.

 

Payment for passports is to be made at the time of application at the Embassy, by either credit card, debit card or cash in USD only.

 

Please postpone your passport or notarial service appointment if you have flu-like symptoms. For the safety of our staff and clients, people with flu-like symptoms will not be able to enter the Embassy. All visitors to the Australian Embassy are requested to wear masks.

 

*The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Embassy's appointments. Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes. By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT’s behalf for these purposes. If this information is not collected, DFAT’s ability to arrange your appointment will be limited. Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore’s Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT’s Privacy Policy.

 

How to obtain an Australian passport in Lebanon

Passport applications, including renewal applications, MUST be lodged in person at the Australian Embassy in Beirut. For children’s applications (18 years old and under) a parent/person with parental responsibility for the child must lodge the application in person.

Child applicants aged 16 or 17 are now issued with a 10 year passport. Applications must still include parental consent and the applicant (16 years and over) must attend the interview along with the lodging parent.

The Passport section at the Australian Embassy in Beirut operates by appointments only to lodge a passport application. It is not necessary to make an appointment when collecting your new passport/travel document.

 

Information to help you prepare your passport application when you are lodging it in Lebanon:

  • Type of form you need to use: Australian Passport Renewal Application (PC7) or Application for an Australian Passport (PC8)
  • Instructions on how to complete the application form: PC7 or PC8
  • Complete your Australian Passport Application Form online at: www.passports.gov.au 
  • Supporting documents for adult applicants lodging PC8 (for first time adult passport, replacing lost/stolen passport)
  • Supporting documents for applications of minors (18 years and under)
  • Foreign Documents – Documents in Arabic should be translated into English by a sworn translator registered with the Syndicate of Sworn Translators. (If the sworn translator is not registered in the Syndicate of Sworn Translators, the document would then needs to be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants in order to be accepted by the Embassy).
  • Photo guidelines. Australian passport photos are different to Lebanese standard passport photos, so please read the instructions carefully and pass them to the photographer.
  • List of approved Guarantor/Referee (if non-Australians and for use with PC8 form only)
  • PC8 Checklist – This form is your reference to ensure that you completed the application correctly and have the appropriate documents, photos, and fees to lodge the application. If anything is missing in the application and/or document, the processing of your application could be delayed.
  • Reporting a lost or stolen passport
  • List of passport and notarials fees for this month.