Australian Embassy
Lebanon

For the safety of our visitors and staff, passport and notarial services are available strictly by appointment only. To make an appointment, please click here for passports and here for notarial services.

You can also reach us at [email protected] and we will respond to your email as soon as we can.

24-hour Consular Emergency Centre

In a consular emergency, call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) on:

  • +961 1 960600 from Lebanon (and press 7 to speak to a CEC operator)

  • +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas

  • 1300 555 135 in Australia

Visit Smartraveller for the Australian Government's travel advice for Lebanon and Syria and subscribe for updates. Monitor the media for latest information and follow the advice of local authorities.

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Australian Federal Election - 21 May 2022

For your postal vote to be counted, it needs to be completed before 6pm Western Australian time on election Saturday, and be received by the AEC by 3 June.

You are encouraged to complete and return your vote as soon as possible to the AEC in Australia, or mail/drop it off to the Australian Embassy in Beirut for onforwarding to the AEC by diplomatic mail.

 

To mail in your postal vote to the Embassy, please send to:

   Australian Embassy

   Embassy Complex, Serail Hill

   Downtown Beirut

   PO Box: 11-1860

 

To drop off your postal vote, please drop it at the Embassy between 9am and 2pm Monday-Thursday, or 9am-12pm on Fridays.

 

Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in Australia by 3 June to be counted.

Key Dates

3 June           Cut of for return of postal votes to AEC 

Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.  For further information about voting overseas, you can also visit the AEC website.

 

Update to Australia’s travel restrictions

From 1 November 2021, fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be permitted to travel internationally without first seeking an exemption, and should be eligible for reduced quarantine requirements on their return. States and territories will determine home quarantine arrangements for returning vaccinated Australians – as is the case with current quarantine settings. More information: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-vaccinated-australians-and-permanent-residents.

Temporary visa holders continue to require a travel exemption to enter Australia, unless they are in an exempt category. More information will be provided on how Australia will reopen to fully vaccinated temporary visa holders before the end of the year.

Due to COVID-19, some visa processing times have been affected and applications may take longer to finalise. Home Affairs is prioritising visa applications for travellers who are exempt from the current travel restrictions or who are travelling within the Safe Travel Zone. For more information: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/i-want-apply-visa.

 

Immigration Section no longer receiving phone calls

The Australian Embassy in Beirut no longer takes telephone enquiries on immigration and visa issues. Your call will not be forwarded to an immigration officer and you will not receive any immigration advice over the phone. Information about visas, citizenship and migration matters is available from the website www.homeaffairs.gov.au or on Visa, immigration and citizenship on this site.

You can only contact the visa section via the online web form.  The web form page should answer most questions you have. If you still have questions or enquiries, please select from the available options.

 

Delays in passport appointments

The Australian Embassy is experiencing a high volume of passport application requests. 

Due to this large number of requests, appointments to lodge an application may only be available in 4-5 weeks.  Please see the passport services page

 

Remember to be informed and be prepared when you travel:

Read the Australian Government's travel advice for Lebanon on Smartraveller: https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/middle-east/Pages/lebanon.aspx

 

This site provides useful information and links to:

Visa, immigration and citizenship

Passport Services

Consular services

Notarial services