Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Beirut


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As of 05 January 2015 Syrian nationals need a visa to enter Lebanon. Travellers from Syria are urged to check the available information before commencing their trip (for example at www.general-security.gov.lb) 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 visa-requirement 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.

Job Vacancy

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beirut is seeking to fill an opening for one female security officer starting January 2015 for an (initial) limited time period of 6 months.

Minister of State Böhmer meets former Prime Minister Mikati

Minister of State Maria Böhmer has met the former Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the Federal Foreign Office for talks. The meeting on Friday (11 April) took place against the background of th...


German visit to Syrian refugees in the Bekaa

On March 6 to 8, 2014, the German Head of the Parliamentary Commitee for Economic Cooperation, Member of Parliament Ms Dagmar Wöhrl visited Syrian refugees in the Bekaa along with Member of Parliament...

Child protection shelter for Syrian refugees

The first child protection shelter for unaccompanied children from Syria has just been opened by SOS Children Villages in Khenshara / Mount Lebanon, in the presence of Honorary President of the SOS Ki...

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Minister Steinmeier at the International Lebanon Conference in Paris

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared that only a politically united and stable Lebanon could handle the challenges ahead. The country can be assured that the international communit...

Germany funds infrastructure projects for Palestinian refugees

First phase of German-funded infrastructure project in informal Palestinian gatherings in Lebanon completed. A German-funded project aiming at improving the living conditions in the 42 informal Pales...

German support for Nahr el Bared camp

On Wednesday, February 19th, selected EU Ambassadors, including the German Ambassador, participated in a visit to the Northern camp of Nahr el Bared, together with the Palestinian Ambassador. The cere...

German Bundestag Vice President Claudia Roth visited Lebanon

The Vice President of the German Bundestag Claudia Roth (Green Party) visited Lebanon from Jan. 19th to 22nd before travelling to Jordan and Iraq to get a first hand impression of the humanitarian sit...

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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.

The Ambassador



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