If the first day of the Feast of Ramadan falls on Monday, July 28, applicants may show up for their July 29 appointments as scheduled. However, if the first day of the Feast of Ramadan falls on Tuesday, July 29, applicants are welcome to come for their visa interviews on Friday, August 1 instead.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Lebanon enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Emergency Contact Information
In the event of a genuine emergency, U.S. citizens may phone the Embassy at any time.
When calling from the United States, dial country code (961) followed by the embassy telephone number. The full number is 961-4-543600.
When calling from Lebanon, dial 04-543600.
Ask to speak with the American Citizen Services Section (during business hours) or the duty officer (after hours or weekends).
Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Non-emergency calls are only accepted between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
These numbers are NOT for visa inquiries. All visa inquires must be via email at BeirutNIV@state.gov.