Aussenminister Steinmeier mit Premierminister Salam

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier visits Lebanon

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam and with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil in Beirut on May 15th. Their talks focused on the situation of Syrian refugees in the country and in the region.


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As of 5 January 2015 new and stricter regulations have been established for Syrian nationals to enter Lebanon. Travellers from Syria are urged to check the available information before commencing their trip (for example at ) and should provide information about their intended travel to Lebanon in Arabic translation. Also, long delays at the border should be expected. Furthermore, the Embassy would like to point out that the new regulation is also relevant for persons who have already spent a longer time in Lebanon. However, legally binding information can only be given by the Lebanese authorities.


Fraud Warning

The German Embassy strongly advises to be cautious in dealings with companies  that claim to offer appointments for visa applications, visas without personal application at the Embassy or preferential processing of applications for additional payment of money.


This Embassy does not work with external agencies. Quite the opposite:


-          Appointments can be made FREE OF CHARGE at the Embassy's homepage at . The system will send a notification about the appointment together with information about the visa process automatically after the appointment has been made.

-          Every applicant needs to make an appointment in order to apply at the Embassy. You will not be able to enter the Embassy to apply for a visa without appointment.

-          Applications can only be processed after all necessary documents have been provided by the applicant. Please have all documents mentioned in the Embassy's leaflets ready when you apply at the Embassy.


Please be vigilant and check if any offer you are made may be a scam. If you have suspicions, please report it to the police authorities.


Should you use an agency in order to make an appointment, only this agency can answer further questions concerning cancellation or validity of that appointment.


Caution: There has been information that so-called 'visa agencies' use telephone rerouting systems in order to have the Embassy's telephone number appear in their display! This has to be considered an attempt at scamming applicants. Please note: This Embassy will send ALL appointment notifications via e-mail, even if the initial contact may have been made via telephone. Only with an e-mail-notification can you be sure that the appointment has been really made.

Natlia Wörner with children in the Kfarnabrakh Child Protection Centre

German TV actress Natalia Wörner visits a project of German NGO Kindernothilfe

From 22 – 28 August, German TV actress Natalia Wörner visited a project of the German NGO Kindernothilfe and its local partner in Kfarnabrakh. In the Child Protection Center in the Chouf area, Syrian refugee children between 4 and 14 years of age are being granted formal and non-formal education as a preparation for regular school education.

Delivery of 14 garbage trucks to municipalities across Lebanon

UNICEF and Germany provide support for solid waste collection

On 20 August the official handing over of 14 garbage trucks for different municipalities in Lebanon took place.

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Medical treatment of Syrian refugees

On August 11th, a team of Humedica Internationale Hilfe e.V. and the German Embassy visited two refugee settlements in the vicinity of Zahlé, Beqaa.

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Last charter flight for Syrian refugees left to Germany

The last organized charter flight for refugees from Syria has left Beirut on August 6 with families on their way to a new life in Germany.

Prime Minister Salam with Ambassador Clages

Farewell call to Prime Minister Salam: Christian Clages at the Grand Serail

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam received Christian Clages at the Grand Serail on 29th July.

Tobis Zech, MdB (Bildmitte,stehend) beim Besuch einer Flüchtlingssiedlung

German Member of Parliament Tobias Zech visits Lebanon

On 24 July, German Member of Parliament Tobias Zech (Christian Social Union) and the chairman of the German NGO “Orienthelfer e.V.”, Christian Springer met with Lebanese politicians, mayors, local NGOs and Syrian refugees in different parts of the country.

 The Grand-Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif in Berlin

The Grand-Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif in Berlin

The Grand-Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian visited the German Parliament on April 21, where he was received by the Deputy President of the Parliament (and Former Federal Minister) Ms. Edelgard Bulmahn.

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller visits Lebanon

Minister Müller visited Lebanon from March 18-19. He met with Palestinian refugees and community leaders in the Palestinian camp of Shatila in order to get a better understanding of their decades old ...


Middle Eastern Sociology/Anthropology and History (MESH) Lebanese-German double degree master program

The Double Degree MA Program is a joint project of the Chair of History of West Asia of the University of Erfurt/Germany and the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK) as well as Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), Beirut.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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Visa Appointments

In order to hand in your visa application, an appointment is required.

As of November 2012, visa appointments can be scheduled online.

Please note that scheduling an appointment through the call center is no longer possible. Kindly follow the link below to access the appointment website. There are no fees or charges for scheduling appointments.

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Security advice

Please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office for current security advice for Lebanon as well as for the latest news on the situation in the country.

Please note:

Requests concerning visa matter should be sent exclusively to


Do not send your request at any other e-mail-address of the Embassy (including cc.), as it will delay processing of your request.


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