Visas, Immigration and Citizenship
Welcome to the website of the Visa office of the Australian Embassy in Lebanon. We are an overseas office of the Department of Home Affairs (HA) (formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Our office manages visa and citizenship services for residents of Lebanon and Cyprus.
The office also processes Child visas, Partner visas and Prospective Marriage visas for clients in Iran*.
The office also processes Partner visas and Prospective Marriage visas for clients residing in Iraq, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Bahrain*, Kuwait*, Oman*, Qatar*, Saudi Arabia*, United Arab Emirates*, Republic of Yemen*
(*Afghan nationals residing in those countries marked with an asterisk* are processed in Dubai).
Everyone except for Australian citizens will need to obtain a visa prior to travelling to Australia. This website provides information on visa and citizenship services provided by our office in Lebanon.
For further information about all Australian visas including visas processed in Australia please visit our Department’s website: http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
The Visa Office works in partnership with the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) managed by TLScontact. The AVAC provides visa application and biometric collection services for people applying for visas to Australia.
From 01 July 2018, all other family applications (Aged Dependent Relative (subclass 114), Remaining Relative (subclass 115) and Carer (subclass 116) must be lodged at the Perth Child and Other Family Processing Centre and can no longer be lodged in Lebanon at our Visa Application Centre
- Visa Application Charges (VAC) from 01 July 2018
VISA INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY
There are a number of visa options available for people who wish to enter Australia. For more information about what visa would best suit your individual circumstances please refer to the Visa Finder: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/. This will assist you to find the most appropriate visa by asking you a number of easy to answer questions.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for a visa is to apply online using ImmiAccount. Using ImmiAccount will ensure you receive your decision faster than submitting paper applications.
If you apply on paper, you must use the correct and current form to apply for your visa. You must certify and copy all of your documents before submitting them with your paper application. All forms and booklets can be downloaded as a PDF file from Applications, Forms and Booklets section.
Global Visa and Citizenship processing times are now available online. More information
AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY
The process of applying for Australian citizenship varies depending on your eligibility. There are a number of different application options with different eligibility requirements. To apply for Australian citizenship you must first determine if you are eligible. You can use our Citizenship Wizard to guide you on what to do and how to apply for Australian citizenship.
For detailed information on Australian citizenship, including eligibility and document requirements please click here: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Citi
For information on how to lodge a Citizenship by Descent application in Beirut please see:
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Change of address
- Submitting new passport details for current visa holders
- Australia’s visa label policy
- Fraud and Scams
- Frequently Asked Questions
- The Australian Visa Office - Australian Embassy Beirut
- The Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) (biometric and application collection centre)
- Reporting something suspicious
CLIENT SERVICE FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS
We value your feedback. Your compliments, complaints or suggestions provide the department with information to help improve the quality of our services.
If you have any feedbacks and suggestions please visit: Client Feedback