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Passports

Please visit the Passport Canada website for all requirements and forms at www.pptc.gc.ca  

Full consular and passport services are provided at the Embassy of Canada, located in Jal el Dib, Beirut, Lebanon.

Simplified Renewal Application Process now available for Canadians
 
Canadians who meet specific eligibility criteria may apply for a new Canadian passport through the simplified renewal application process.
 
The fees and processing times are the same as for a regular passport application.

Passports

Guarantors

A Canadian passport holder can now act as guarantor as long as he/she meets specific eligibility criteria. The list of acceptable occupation-based guarantors has been revised - more information on eligible guarantors can be found here

Children

Both parents must present themselves at the Embassy in Beirut before the passport can be released. One parent can submit the application and the other parent can retrieve the passport. The passport application must be signed by both parents when the application is submitted.

Service standard

The processing time for a passport application submitted abroad is 20 business days. This 20-day period only starts once we have a complete and accurate application. Clients will be given a date when the document will be ready. Clients will have 60 days to pick up their new passport; after 60 days it will be returned to the Central Passport Office in Canada.

Forms

All forms can be found on the Passport Canada website – you can find forms here. Forms can also be picked up at the Embassy of Canada in Beirut.

Please choose the forms for ‘Canadians abroad’. Read carefully the eligibility criteria for the Adult Simplified Renewal Application (PPTC 482) to determine if you qualify. If you do not qualify for Simplified Renewal, you will need to complete the Adult General Passport Application (PPTC 040) and provide all accompanying documents.

Additional Passport Application Requirements - Beirut

In addition to Passport Canada requirements, please note the following instructions and tips for passport applications in Beirut.

  • Please clearly fill out all pages of the application form
  • Please do not use liquid paper (application will be rejected)
  • Sign and date every page of the application (same date on every page)
  • Your guarantor should sign and date the form/picture only after you have completed, dated and signed the application form

Supplementary ID – Adult General Passport Application

Adults must submit at least one (1) document to support their identity with an Adult General Passport Application. Canadian proof of citizenship documents and Canadian birth certificates are not considered as supplementary IDs.

The adult’s identity document must:

  • be in the same name as will appear in the passport;
  • include your signature and preferably a picture;
  • be issued by a federal, provincial/territorial/state or municipal authority; and
  • be valid.

Examples of acceptable ID include; Canadian passport if still valid or expired for less than 1 year, Canadian drivers' license, Canadian health card, Lebanese driver’s license, Lebanese individual civil extract, Lebanese ID, a valid Syrian passport, etc.

Further documentation or information may be required at time of application.

Children Passport Application (first passport or renewal)

Proof of parentage:

Effective October 1, 2012, a passport application for a child less than 16 years of age must include one (1) of the following proof of parentage documents that demonstrates the child-parent relationship:

  • A detailed (long-form) birth certificate issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial vital statistics office that indicates the name of the parent(s).This document is also accepted as proof of Canadian Citizenship;
    • If born in Ontario, a certified copy of birth registration is acceptable.
    • If born in Quebec, a copy of an act of birth is acceptable.
  • A court-issued adoption order indicating the name of the adoptive parent(s); or
  • A foreign birth certificate that indicates the name of the parent(s), translated by a sworn translator, and authenticated by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The name of both parents must appear on the document.

Please note that Canadian Embassies have specific additional requirements for passport applications based on local documentation and circumstances to ensure the integrity of the Canadian passport. For children born in Lebanon, parents must submit an original birth certificate, translated by a sworn translator in English or French, and authenticated by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For children born in Syria, parents must submit an original birth certificate, translated by a sworn translator in English or French, and authenticated by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If the birth certificate is issued by a country other than Canada, Lebanon or Syria, clients should contact the Embassy to discuss requirements.

Note: for a child’s FIRST passport application, an additional ID bearing a photo will be requested ie. the Lebanese or Syrian individual civil extract with photo of the child, a valid Lebanese or Syrian Passport, etc.

These requirements enhance the security of a child’s passport.

Important: Both parents must present themselves at the Embassy in Beirut before the passport can be released. One parent can submit the application and the other parent can retrieve the passport. The passport application must be signed by both parents when the application is submitted. If one parent is not physically in Lebanon, the procedure is as follows:

  1. The office that will issue the passport creates a file and provides client with file number.
  2. The parent that is out of country quotes this file number when signing the required consent form (PPT- 028) at a Passport Canada office in Canada or a Canadian mission abroad.

If the other parent is not available, we require additional translated documentation such as: divorce certificate/custody documents or equivalent, divorce agreement indicating custody and access rights of both parents, death certificate or other.

Other documents could be requested at time of application.

Lost, Stolen, Damaged or Found Passport

Report the theft or loss of a passport as soon as possible to the Embassy of Canada in Beirut and to the police.

The lost or stolen passport is cancelled without delay and the Passport Office database is instantly updated. A found passport earlier reported missing is no longer a valid travel document and must be returned for destruction.

Lost / Stolen

  • Report it to the Embassy
  • Report it to the police and obtain a report, translated by a sworn translator in English or French
  • Apply for new passport
  • Include the Declaration of Lost, Stolen, Damaged Passport form - PDF * (33 KB)

Damaged / Mutilated

  • Apply for new passport
  • Include the Declaration of Lost, Stolen, Damaged Passport form - PDF * (33 KB)
  • Include damaged passport
  • Damaged passport will not be returned to you as it must be forwarded to Canada for its destruction
  • Request certified copy of ID page and Lebanese visa/stamp pages, as necessary

Found (yours or another's)

Return it to the Embassy of Canada in Beirut without delay.

Fees

Consular fees are outlined on the Passport Canada website – you can find them here

Fees can be paid at Bank Audi Jal El Dib branch nearby the Embassy or by credit card (Visa/Mastercard) at the Embassy of Canada in Lebanon. Clients must obtain a receipt from the Embassy before going to Bank Audi. Receipts will only be given upon receiving a complete application.

A service fee will be added to all credit card transactions at Government of Canada offices abroad (of $1.50 per $50 increment). This fee is charged by the payment service provider and is independent from the passport or travel document fee.

Fees are subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuation.

How to Submit an Application

Applications must be submitted in person at our Embassy in Beirut during consular working hours. Mail-in applications are not accepted.

Hours of operation (consular section): 8:30 to 11:30, Monday to Friday

 

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Date Modified:
2014-08-06