Please visit the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada website for all requirements and forms.
Full consular and passport services are provided at the Embassy of Canada, located in Jal el Dib, Beirut, Lebanon.
Simplified Renewal Application
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to Passport Canada requirements, please note the following instructions and tips for passport applications in Beirut.
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:
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.
If the identity document used as supplementary ID is issued by a country other than Canada, Lebanon or Syria, clients should contact the Embassy to discuss requirements.
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:
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:
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
Damaged / Mutilated
Found (yours or another's)
Return it to the Embassy of Canada in Beirut without delay.
Consular fees are outlined on the Passport Canada website – you can find them here
Fees can be paid in two ways:
A service fee will be added to all credit card transactions at Government of Canada offices abroad ($1.50 per $50 increment). This fee is charged by the payment service provider and is independent from the application fee.
Please ensure that you ask for an official receipt for all payments made at the Embassy of Canada in Beirut.
New! Online Appointment Service
Avoid long and sometimes unexpected waiting times at our office and book your online appointment in advance.
Priority will be given to clients with booked appointments. Walk-in clients will be served if time permits, on a case-by-case basis.
This service is only available to Canadian citizens requiring consular services and cannot be used for visa application and immigration related issues.
Applications must be submitted in person at our Embassy in Beirut during consular working hours. Mail-in applications are not accepted.
Service hours (consular section):
Also note that the consular section will be closed to the public on bank holidays, as we do not accept cash payments at the Embassy.
** Also note that the section is experiencing a high volume of clients, and average wait time for walk-in clients is 60 minutes. We appreciate your patience. **