Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Beirut

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Visa appointments for applicants from Syria

The German Embassy in Damascus being closed, Syrian nationals and Palestinians with Syrian travel documents as well as third party nationals living in Syria or applying for Family Reunion visa to a Syrian Refugee / Subsidiary Protected can make their appointments for a visa application at the German Embassy in Beirut (location: Rabieh) at this site. Please read the notices on the following pages carefully.

This service is free of charge.

Caution: Many applicants informed us that several local „Visa Service Agencies“ claim to be able to organise an appointment for payment. However, these agencies only send falsified e-mail-confirmations of appointments, or demand horrendous prices of several hundreds of Euros for proper bookings. In the interest of all applicants these agencies should not be used. This Embassy does NOT work with private offices for arranging appointments, even if they claim it.

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Legalizations for certification of signatures or copies of Syrian documents

On the following pages you can register for an appointment for certified copies of Syrian documents or certification of signatures.

The appointments only take place on Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. To register for an appointment please click on "Next".

To legalize your Syrian documents you can submit your documents exclusively at VFS Global. Appointments for submission can be booked directly at VFS Global.

https://www.vfsglobalservices-germany.com/Global-Appointment/

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حصرياً لُدىُ VFS Global ، كُما يُمكن حُجز اُلموعد مُباشرة لُدىُ VFS Global لُتقديم اُلوثائق شُخصياً:

https://www.vfsglobalservices-germany.com/Global-Appointment/

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Visa appointment waiting list for work, job seeking and qualification purposes for applicants living in Lebanon

This service is free of charge.

Caution: Many applicants informed us that several local „Visa Service Agencies“ claim to be able to organise an appointment for payment. However, these agencies only send falsified e-mail-confirmations of appointments, or demand horrendous prices of several hundreds of Euros for proper bookings. In the interest of all applicants these agencies should not be used. This Embassy does NOT work with private offices for arranging appointments, even if they claim it.

If your actual and legal place of residence is in Lebanon and your like to apply for a visa for the purpose of work, job-seeking, research, qualification, vocational training or any other kind of work related visa to Germany, please enter your personal data in the appointment list below. 

Applicants who have their lawful and actual residence in Syria will be given an appointment in our Visa section in Rabieh. If this applies to you, please click "return" on top of this text box and enter the appointment category for applicants living in Syria (please also do this if you are living in Lebanon without a Lebanese Iqama).

Applicants who reside elsewhere are kindly referred to the German Embassy or Consulate at their place of residence (e.g. applicants who live in France should apply for their visa through the German Embassy in Paris, applicants who live in Dubai should apply through the German Consulate General in Dubai, etc.). This also applies to Lebanese citiens permanently living abroad.

The embassy might ask you to prove your place of residence by handing in further documents (e.g. entry and exit registry issued by the Lebanese authorities).

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Visa appointments for applicants from Lebanon

Via this page, only persons who can prove that they are residing in Lebanon permanently may register for an appointment.

 

Applicants who do not hold Lebanese citizenship, can only book their appointments in this category, if they are holders of a Lebanese residence permit (Iqama) and actually reside in Lebanon permanently.

 

Lebanese citizens who permanently live outside Lebanon should book their appointment and apply for their visa through the German Mission (Embassy or Consulate) at their place of residence (i.e. if you reside in Dubai, please apply for our visa at the German Embassy in Dubai; if you reside in France, please apply for your visa at our Embassy in Paris; etc)

 

Please register in one appointment category only.

 

Registering for a visa appointment through our appointment system is free of charge.  

 

Unfortunately we have detected a high number of double or multiple appointment bookings in recent weeks. Thus, starting on 01.01.2020 the Embassy will only allow persons to enter the visa section for their appointments if their personal data matches the data given in the appointment booking 100% (especially passport numbers and birth dates). There will be no exceptions. Therefore, please make sure to double check your data entries thoroughly bevor submitting your appointment request.

 

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German passport holders

This is for German citizens who want to apply for a new German passport. The so-called "Reiseausweise für Flüchtlinge" or "Reiseausweise für Ausländer" cannot be issued by the Embassy. Please contact the responsible alien authority in Germany and the visa section visalbn@beir.diplo.de

You will be denied entry if you used this category to apply for a visa! Your online booking will be cancelled if a non-German passport number is entered.

 

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Consular services Lebanon

 

 

The possibility to receive visitors is heavily reduced due to the COVID19 pandemic. The usual Walk In opportunity on Fridays is therefore not available at the moment. Please carefully read our instructions on the next page before booking an appointment. You can book an appointment for certifications or attestations here.

- This category is NOT for visa matters, legalization or passport appointments. -

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