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Immigrant Visas

Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit

The Consular Section will be closed on Friday, April 22, 2016, for all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services.

Foreign Service Officers of the Immigrant Visa Unit adjudicate all immigrant visas for residents of Lebanon. This is the only office handling immigrant visas in Lebanon. The Immigrant Visa Unit also accepts Third Country Nationals on a discretionary basis.

New I-130 petition procedures effective August 15, 2011


General Information

For specific information on the types of immigrant visas available, please In addition to these, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut also makes determinations regarding returning resident status and the issuance of transportation letters for lost or misplaced green cards.

For specific information regarding immigrant visa services, please send a fax to 961-4-543498 or an e-mail to

Hours of Operation

Immigrant visa services are offered at the following times:

  • Immigrant visa interviews: Monday through Thursday, by appointment only.
  • Services for U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: (no appointment necessary) - Friday, 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., except on the last Friday of the month.

Please note: We are not open to the public on the last Friday of the month or on most Lebanese or American holidays.

 To change an appointment date

If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please:

  • Notify the Immigrant Visa Unit at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment by fax (961-4-543498) or e-mail
  • Explain the circumstances surrounding your cancellation.
  • Provide approximate dates when you would like to reschedule.

Please Note:

  • Preferred dates cannot be guaranteed.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor the "timing out" of their petitions

For specific information regarding immigrant visa services, please send a fax (0961-4-543498), or send an e-mail to: Replies will be sent within 3 working days.

Our mission: to protect the lives and interests of U.S. citizens overseas and, while focused on ensuring U.S. border security, to facilitate legitimate travel. For more complete information about our services, go to our website at

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