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British Embassy in Lebanon

British ConsulateThe British Embassy in Lebanon is located in Beirut. We have again listed their contact numbers below if you want to apply for a British visa or contact the British Embassy in Beirut about applying for a British passport or renewing your passport. The embassy does offer consular services such as assistance if you are in an accident, arrested, register your child or register a marriage with the embassy.

We have also listed British Visa processing times with this embassy at the bottom of the page. Speak to the embassy staff if you have any further questions. Note their operating times and also the public holidays in Lebanon.

British Embassy in Lebanon

Embassy of Great Britain in Beirut, Lebanon

Serail Hill, embassy complex
Beirut Central District

PO Box : 11- 471 Beirut
Lebanon

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Office hours:
Monday to Thursday, 6am to 2pm; Friday 6am to 12pm (GMT)
Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm, Friday 8am to 2pm (Local Time)

 

Public Holidays in Lebanon:

The following public holidays are when the embassy will be closed. Their are also other British holidays such as Christmas and Easter when it is closed. Email the British Embassy in Beirut before you go to the embassy in person to ensure that they will be open on the day you arrive. Note also that certain holidays may change dates each year or are movable.

Date English Name Arabic Name French Name
January 1 New Year’s Day رأس السنة ‎ Le Nouvel an
January 6 Armenian Christmas عيد الميلاد – الأرمن الأرثودكس ‎ Noël Arménien
February 9 St. Maroun Day عيد مار مارون La Fête de Saint-Maron
March 25 Feast of the Annunciation عيد البشارة La Fête de l’Annonciation
Easter Sunday Good Friday جمعة الآلام ‎ Vendredi saint
moveable Easter Sunday الفصح المجيد ‎ Pâques
May 1 Workers’ Day عيد العمّال Fête du Travail
August 15 Feast of the Assumption عيد إنتقال العذراء ‎ L’Assomption de Marie
November 1 All Saints’ Day عيد جميع القديسين Toussaint
November 22 Independence Day عيد الإستقلال ‎ La Fête nationale
December 25 Christmas عيد الميلاد Noël
Dates following the lunar Islamic calendar
1 Muharram Islamic New Year رأس السنة الهجرية ‎ Le Nouvel an islamique
10 Muharram Day of Ashura ذكرى عاشوراء ‎ La Fête de l’Achoura
12 Rabi’ al-awwal Mawlid مولد النبي Le Mawlid
1 Shawwal Eid ul-Fitr عيد الفطر L’Aïd el-Fitr
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Adha

 

British Embassy in Lebanon, Beirut

These are the visa times for the British visa to be processed while in Lebanon. Note that the process if very fast if you have all the needed documents as required. Most people will obtain their British visa within 10 days of application. Also note that if you want to speak about immigration to the UK then you need to speak to the embassy staff for more information.

Visits Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months) 22% 45% 83% 98% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 231
General Visit (6 months or less) 18% 37% 81% 97% 99% 99% 100% 100% 100% 454
Business Visit (6 months or less) 18% 34% 73% 97% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 122
Family Visit (6 months or less) 7% 27% 76% 97% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 123
Transit (6 months or less) 0% 20% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 5
Other Visit (6 months or less) 9% 30% 69% 95% 98% 98% 98% 100% 100% 93

 

Points Based System Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 1 0% 0% 50% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2
PBS Tier 2 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
PBS Tier 4 23% 41% 78% 90% 92% 99% 100% 100% 100% 165
PBS Tier 5 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1

 

Other Non Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Student 0% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2
EEA Family Permits 16% 16% 33% 83% 83% 83% 100% 100% 100% 6
Other Non-Settlement 50% 70% 80% 90% 90% 90% 100% 100% 100% 10

 

Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Settlement 0% 0% 3% 16% 22% 64% 96% 100% 100% 31

 

The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

 

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