Canadian Embassy in Lebanon – Beirut

Canadian Embassy in Lebanon – Beirut

Street Address:

The Canadian Embassy
Immigration Section
434 Jal El Dib Highway
Coolrite Building
Jal El Dib

Mailing Address For Canadian Embassy in Lebanon:

The Canadian Embassy
Immigration Section
P.O. Box 60163

Tel.: (961-4) 713-900
Fax: (961-4) 710-594

E-mail Address:


Additional information about this Canadian Embassy in Lebanon:

The relationship between Canada and Lebanon is unique because of both a large Canadian population in Lebanon and a large Lebanese population in Canada. Lebanese immigrants have been arriving in Canada since the late 1800s, and Lebanon lays claim to the title of largest source country of Arab immigrants to Canada, where the Lebanese population is about 270,000.

Should You Contact a Lawyer First…?

It is important to remember that when applying for Canadian Immigration, you are required to submit your application to the Canadian Embassy of your nationality. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. You should always contact an immigration lawyer to assist you with the procedures associated with the Canadian Embassy of your region because the Canadian Embassy in Lebanon may have its own set of special rules and procedures.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

42 Responses to “Canadian Embassy in Lebanon – Beirut”

  1. Maher says:

    I’m applying for Federal skilled worker from Lebanon. In the application, what should I put in the field “Immigration office requested for processing this application”?

  2. Ali N says:

    I submitted my sponsorship application to the Canadian embassy in Beirut along with all supportive documents and medical test, April-2013 they received my application and did assessment to my wife in Canada, she got accepted and my file was transferred to canadian embassy in beirut for further processing.
    April-2014 they started processing my application, after two weeks they emailed me to provide them with updated police clearance, I email them back with the police clearance and asked about my application status they said that Please be advised that we are waiting for the results of the security check. Once received, we will be able to finalize your file and you will be contacted accordingly.

    From your previous experience when police clearance check is finished?
    hope I can hear from you.

  3. Roula A says:

    Hi sonia
    Thank you for your reply. It,s a sponsorship for wife and kids. It was send to the canadian embassy in lebanon on september 2013 and the medical examination was requested and done and was received by the canadian lebanese embassy 2 months ago. Uci: 59669650.
    Thank you again for your help
    Thank you

    • Sarah Jane MacDonald says:

      Hello Roula,

      I have passed this information on to Sonia for you.
      You will be contacted soon,

      All the best,
      Sarah Jane

  4. Roula ayoub says:

    i’m Roula Ayoub, how many time should take my visa after doing the medical test.
    I did my medical test one month ago with my 3 kids. My husband is in montreal.

    Thank you for your help!

    • Sonia Grewal says:

      Hello Roula,

      Thank you for your question. Can you please advise us as to what application you have submitted for immigration to Canada and what Embassy/Consulate that application was submitted to. With this information we will be able to advise you further.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Thank you

  5. Ali says:

    Hi . I have a sponsorship application in order for my husband that is in Lebanon. He was deported nine months ago. After a refugee application was Denied . We file the application 11 months ago of , and we still have not heard from the embassy we were wondering how long it would take before we can apply for arc for him to come back . As at list a visitors visa , tell his sponsorship application can be ready.?

    • Hello Ali
      ARCs can take many months to process. You can file the ARC with your application or subsequently. ARCs are not easy to get approved. You have to make a very strong case. Consider getting professional assistance

  6. Jack says:

    Dear Michael
    Thanks so much for the reply, my friend she’s been married for 17 years without kids and will be visiting Canada alone! She has absolutely no family ties in Canada.
    When she applied at the embassy, the agent told her her application was complete.
    Why does they’re website says “processing times” is 29 days when obviously thats not the case?

    • Hello Jack

      Your welcome. Many times what is said online is not the case and it will vary from case to case. Your friend’s case seems strong but to us to really know, we would have to represent her.

  7. Jack says:

    Hi everyone,

    A friend of mine applied for a tourist visa back in early october 2013 but still without news if he’s application was approved or not.
    Is this waiting period for a tourist visa in lebanon normal?

    Thank you and happy holidays.

    • Hello Jack
      That is a long waiting period indeed. There could be some security background checks that are in process that are holding things up. If this is the case, it could be many more months until his application is finalized.

  8. Mona says:

    Hello , i applied for sponsorship and my application has been received on September 2011. The visa office in Beirut contacted me in october 2012 by email asking for updated medical exam and police report.unfortunately the email went to junk and I knew nothing about it till they sent my husband an email end of february asking for those papers and they gave us 2 weeks to send them.we did and just a few days ago they updated my status ,now it says that it’s in process and they started processing it on march 18 and medical was received.i am now in Canada on a visit visa since July and I have extended my stay just a month ago..I would really like to know whether I’m almost’s always better than being away from my husband but tough not being able to work or study etc…I wanna know if this delay has affected the process …I expected any status update or any inquiries would be posted on my account not sent to email..

  9. Carol says:

    Hi ,I would be very grateful if you would reply on my question as it is very important to me,Thankyou. I have gained the approval to immigrate to canada in 2009 but I couldn’t travel at that time and I had to miss this chance for personal reasons,(as I Had to take care of my sick mother and couldn’t leave her alone in syria) but now I would like to have this chance again and immigrate to canada ,would I benefit from my old file in the immigration office? especiall after the situation here in syria is getting hard?

    • Michael Niren says:

      Hello Carol

      If you missed your visa validity for immigration, then you would have to apply again for the visa unfortunately. Did you keep copies of your old file? It may assist you in preparing a new application but it depends on the category under which you originally applied.


  10. Jenan says:

    Hi michael, its been a long time since ive talked to you, but im here to tell you that yesturday my husband did an interview with an officer at the embassy in lebanon yesturday and they pulled a 2hr interview with him and after he was done they told him he is approved and had succeeded in the interview. He asked them after the interview when he would recieve his visa and they told him it could take a while perhaps up to 2 weeks, a month to 6 months all depends. They asked him for a second medical examinating because his last one was a year and half ago and they also told him they will be doing a security check aswell. They told him they will send me an email in regards to when he should do his medical exam and that they will contact him. What im confused about is when they sent me the scheduling of his interview they asked for his passport and seems like they didn’t ask for it during or after the interview. What does this mean? i would like to know what is going to happen next. Please help me

    Best regards,


    • Michael Niren says:

      Hello Jenan

      Did you get that email from the Embassy yet? Security checks also can take a very long time especially for applicants from the Middle East. Let me know what the status of his case is.

  11. Garo says:

    Hello Michael, I am Lebanese Citizen who is married to American Citizen and have no children yet and live in Lebanon for the past 3 years… We have been thinking about (permenently migrating to Canada) How long does the prosses take and (would the prosses be any different since im married to an American Citizen? Would there be special forms for us to apply? Thank you for your time Michael Niren…

    • Michael Niren says:

      Hello Garo

      Thank you for the post. The process for Canadian PR can vary but generally one year. You would have to get an assessment as to your qualifications to determine if you are eligible for Canadian PR first.

  12. Sara says:

    My name is Sara and I am Lebanese. I applied for a student visa at the beginning of November and received a phone call earlier this week. I was told to collect my answer the following Thursday 27th December from the embassy (as there will be public holidays for Christmas). I was not told whether my visa application was successful or not. In order to make use of the limited time I have before my university is due to start in Canada I would like to know if I got the visa or not. How should I find this out? I have tried calling the embassy but there is no answer. I would appreciate your help.

    • Michael Niren says:

      Hello Sara
      This is frustrating but you should just follow their instructions. They likely have not yet made a decision on your case and want additional information first before making a final decision.

      Good luck!
      Michael Niren

  13. Jenan says:

    Hi michael, unfortunately i still haven’t heard anything yet…can u please send me an email regarding some information about all this i need to know what is going on with my husbands papers..i called the embassy in lebanon and they said they cannot give me any info regarding the application because they have no access to it i think its ridiculous….it didn’t cross my mind that the email would go to the junk email. But please reply to me asap.

  14. Jenan says:

    Hi, Michael i have read your comment and i sent an email to the I still haven’t heard anything about my application its been a year already. A lady replied to my email and asked for my husbands name and i gave it to her about 5 days ago and i still haven’t heard anything. The embassy in Lebanon has no contact number so there’s no way i can reach them. I went to the embassy while i was back home 2 months ago and they wouldn’t let me in even though i am Canadian citiizin. They asked me to fill out a form and after a month or so they sent my husband an email regarding his application and they said they are still working on papers from June 2011, and that his file is still in Que and they will inform him as soon as they reach his file. Please help me on trying to speed up his file what should i do?

    • Michael Niren says:

      Hi Jenan

      Thanks for the update. Let me look into this further. If you still have not heard back let me know. Check your spam or trash folder on your own email. It is possible that our reply might have gone there.

      Thanks Michael

  15. firas younes says:

    I am Lebanese working at petroleum company ,received invitation from a Canadian company to Attend a training course in Canada ,i would appreciate your advice to guide me how and where To apply for visa since i am working outside Lebanon so time is very important for me to Meet the to meet the intended date of the training course

    kindly appreciate your prompt reply to my email .

    Thanks & Regards,
    Firas younes

    • Michael Niren says:

      Hello Firas
      Thank you for the question. You can apply for a temporary resident visa (TRV) at your nearest Canadian Embassy depending on where you are located. You do not need to apply in your home country for temporary visas. The TRV application must be prepared properly showing that you have ties outside of Canada and that you intend to stay in Canada for a legitimate purpose and a temporary duration.

  16. Nadine says:

    Hello i would just like to ask a question, basically the canadian embassy asked for my last procedures which i finished while i was in Lebanon, right now im in canada, i was wondering if they accept my file do i have to be in lebanon in person to receive my visa or can lawyer go and get it for me? Or can the embassy send it by mail to canada

    • Michael Niren says:

      Hello Nadine

      It is possible that the Embassy can mail you your visa. But depends on what kind of visa, why you are in Canada and other factors.

  17. Jenan says:

    Hi my name is Jenan, i live in canada and i applied for my husband back in november of 2011, he got approved in canada after 4 months and now his papers are in beirut lebanon. It’s been 4months and i still haven’t heard anything and they haven’t even contacted my husband for anything. i contacted my lawyer and he said he wouldn;t have any answers because his part is done here in canada. im going to lebanon in a few days i was thinking of going to the embassy and make an appointment with them…please give me some answeres.

    • Michael Niren says:

      Hello Jenan
      Thank you for your question. Your husband’s application is taking a long time. I would be more agressive in trying to contact the Embassy. They are always backlogged but we should be able to find answers. You can contact us at

  18. george fidaoui says:

    george fddaoui is contacting the visa office in lebanon on behalf of my wife who i sponcered back in august 19 2010 would like to know the statis of the sponcership of vivian abdallah fiddaoui,to confirm that all documents are presently at ur visa office in lebanon,if so please confirm and,email me back it would be greatly appreciated. thank u and hope to hear from u vey soon.i havint seen my wife in 18 months please see it into conserderation and feel 4 us both.this is very hard for both of us,there’s notting more beautifull in this world than two couple’s who r very much in love and are far from each other.ilived in canada all my life and i know that canadian people are kind and good hearted.pls help bring my wife 2 me.thank u canada.

  19. Vivian Abdallah Fiddaoui says:


    My name is Vivian Abdallah Fiddaoui.
    I was informed that my application was received by the immigration office in February 2012. Since then I have not heard anything.
    Please let me know what the current status of my application is.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    • Alicia Kim says:

      Dear Vivian,

      Depending on the type of application, the processing time might be longer than you expect. However, you can always ask a qualified immigration lawyer to follow up on the status of your application. We would like to assist you for this matter but we would require more information from you.

      Thank you.

  20. fetnat el afiouni says:

    hi my file number is B060496785 can i know the status of my application plz !!

    • Alicia Kim says:

      Dear Fetnat,

      I suggest you consult with a qualified immigration lawyer to follow up with Immigration regarding the current status of your application.

      Thank you.

  21. AOUAD Elsie says:

    A qui de droit,

    Je suis Elsie AOUAD,née en 20 janvier 2012, mon numéro du dossier est B057149035.

    Je voulais savoir l’état de mon dossier.

    Je vous prie d’agréer l’expression de mes sentiments distingués.

    Elsie AOUAD
    le 29 mars 2012

  22. Christiane says:

    I’m Christiane. I want to immigrate to Canada. Please make an appointment for me and my husband for any advice.

    Thank you.

  23. abdallah mona says:

    I’m Abdallah Mona and my file number is B058378843. I want to know the status of my application.

  24. abdallah mona says:

    I’m Abdallah Mona and my file number is B058378843. I want to know what happend with my application .

    Please contact me at this

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