We advise nonimmigrant visa applicants to keep checking the calendar for availability of earlier appointments.
New Non-Immigrant Visa Appointment Procedures
On August 16, U.S. Embassy Beirut transitioned to a new visa appointment scheduling and fee collection system for non-immigrant visas. In order to provide better customer service, this new system will be easier and more convenient for non-immigrant visa applicants to the United States. Other U.S. embassies in our region are making similar changes at approximately the same time.
Under the new system, applicants can now fill out the visa application and schedule an interview appointment online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at http://www.ustraveldocs.com. They may also schedule an appointment in Arabic, English, or French at our new Call Center available 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Lebanon time, seven days a week excluding U.S. and Lebanese holidays, at 01-964-659. U.S. callers can speak to a Call Center representative in Arabic, English, or French from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week excluding U.S. and Lebanese holidays at 1-703-520-2244.
Additionally, applicants may obtain answers to their questions regarding visa applications either online or via the Call Center. Under the new system, non-immigrant visa applicants will still pay the same visa application fees at any Credit Libanais bank.
There will be no changes for those non-immigrant visa applicants who have already made a visa interview appointment prior to August 16 – even if the actual appointment date is in the future. Keep your appointment as planned; there is no change to an appointment that you have already scheduled. Please remember to bring the Credit Libanais fee receipt with you and present it at your appointment.
In order to provide better customer service, this new system will be easier and more convenient for U.S. non-immigrant visa applicants. Under the new system, non-immigrant visa applicants will still pay the same visa application fees at any Credit Libanais bank. Other U.S. embassies in our region are making similar changes at approximately the same time.
For more questions, read the FAQs.
The Embassy is located in Awkar, off the Dbayeh Highway, facing the Awkar Municipal Building. The Consular Section provides full Non-immigrant and Immigrant Visa Services.
The Visa Section at the U.S. Embassy does not take phone calls.
The immigrant visa section accepts inquiries and responds by fax or email:
Replies will be sent within 3 working days.
For the Department of State Consular homepage, please visit http://travel.state.gov/