Places in Syria

Syrian Arab Republic Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

A passport valid for three months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. 

Visa note

Due to the conflict in Syria and advice against travelling to the country, entry requirements may change.

Carriers of passports with Israeli stamps will not be allowed entry.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Types and cost

Single-entry: £30; multiple-entry: £50. These fees are only for nationals of the UK. The cost of visas for other nationalities varies; consult the embassy for further information.

Validity

Single-entry: three months from the date of issue; multiple-entry: six months from the date of issue. Entry visas initially allow stays of up to 14 days. Extensions for up to three months are possible; apply at the Department of Immigration.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at the embassy). Application forms must be completed online.

In countries where the Syrian Arab Republic does not have diplomatic representation, visitors can either apply by post to the nearest Syrian Embassy or can apply at the Syrian border. Note the Syrian Embassy in the USA stopped handling consular requests (including visa applications) as of March 2014.

Working days

Allow six days for visa processing.

Extension of stay

For stays of over 15 days, visitors should report to the immigration office.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in the USA
Telephone: (202) 232 6313. Website: http://www.syrianembassy.us
Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in the UK
Telephone: 020) 7245 9012 or 7201 8830/1 (consular). Website: http://www.syrianembassy.co.uk Opening times: Mon- Fri 1000-1200 (visa applications); 1300-1400 (enquiries); 1400-1500 (visa collection).

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