How to get to Syria:
1- Passport valid for a period not less
than one month after the elapse of the period of entrance visa, provided
that the passport is issued by a state that Syria recognize it, and does
not carry on Israeli visa, and the name of the passport owner is not
listed in the list of those forbidden from entering Syria.
2- Entrance visa or transit visa issued by
the Syrian embassy or consulate in the original country of the foreigner
or his place of residence. The entrance visa or transit visa is granted
by emigration and passports department at the border for the subjects of
foreign countries which have no diplomatic representation in Syria, and
the foreigners living permanently provided they show their residence
3- The Ministry of foreign affairs and the
diplomatic missions issue the following exit visas : the diplomatic, the
private, the courteous and service.
4- The entrance visa is valil for six
months from the date of its granting, and could be used for one or many
journeys, and could be exceptionally granted for one year.
5- The transit visa is valid for three
months, or six months, or one year, and serves for one journey or many
6- The entrance or the transit visa could
include the wife of the foreigner and his underage children provided
that their names and ages within in the proper place.
7- The foreigner who wish to stay in the
Syrian Arab Republic for a period over fifteen days from the date of his
entrance, has to see the emigration and passports department or its
branches in the governorates to submit a request for getting a
permission to stay.
8- The permission to stay is granted
directly for the Arabs and foreigners born in Syria, and wives of Syrian
9- In case of missing or damaging the
residence card, the owner of the card has to see the emigration and
passports department in Damascus and its branches in the governorates
within three days from the date of missing or damaging in order to be
given a new one.
10- The residence permission is not
considered a permit for marks, and he who wish to be engaged in any wash
in Syria, has to get a permit from the Ministry of labour social
11- Any Arabic or foreigner passed the
fifteenth of his age, and was registered in the residence card of one of
his parents, has to get a new independent residence card similar to his
parents card, in respect of kind remaining period and date with a new
photograph disregarding his own passport.
12- Arabs and foreigners who have special
or ordinary residence have no right to be absent outside Syria for a
period over six months.
13- Arabs and foreigners who have temporary
residence and having exit visa and return, have no right to stay outside
the country for a period exceeding three months. As for the Lebanese
person, he has to see the police department within six days from his
entrance to Syria in order to get a personal acquainting card to
facilitate his residence and monument in Syria.
1- Arab nationals are allowed to enter the
Syrian Arab republic and pass through it exempted from getting entrance
visa or transit visa, it is enough to be properly registered in the
registers of incoming and departing after sealing their passports or
travel documents, or entrance cards for Lebanese nationals (who are
allowed to enter by their identity card, or properly endorsed birth
record by the real of entrance and departure.
2- Entrance visas are granted gratis to
foreigners of non registered nationalities who are coming for tourism
whether singles or groups, in accordance with letters issued by tourist
offices and companies in the country from which they have come, and
sealed by the seals of there offices, in addition to the personal
passport of each one, on the condition of being received by a properly
licenced office in Syria, and depart under his responsibility.
4- The following are exempted from the
5- The expatriates Syrian Arab nationals
carrying foreign passports are exempted from obtaining the residence,
and asking those among them who are not registered to register in the
civil registers, and to be subject to exit visa when they want to depart
using their foreign passports all that after passing one month from the
date of their entrance, and after showing the approval of conscription
to Syrian nationals, and they are allowed to enter using their foreign
passports even if there passports are not sealed by the Syrian Arab
commissions abroad, and they are granted the required visas gratuitously
from borders centers.
1- The foreigner is allowed to bring with
him presents, personal effects, and private articles for tourists
personal use free of customs duties.
2- The materials which the traveler bring
with him are exempted from duties provided that such materials are under
use, and declared about and to be taken out with the traveler when
leaving Syria. The customs director in the border center is authorized
to allow other used personal effects in accordance with his personal
3- Car owners residing abroad permanently and coming to Syria to stay temporarily, are allowed to bring in their borrowed cars which are properly registered in the country of expatriation in conformity with a legal authorization allowing the use and driving tourist cars outside the coutry of registration according to the following customs duties :
1- Travelers coming from places affected by
yellow fevers when entering the country, have to introduce a vaccination
certificate against this fever.
2- Those wishing to stay in Syria for a
period exceeding one year, have to submit a certificate of freedom from
3- The tourist who brings with him a domestic animal, has to bring with it a health certificate in English authenticated in his country, as for cats and dogs, a certificate of ovulation against rabi should be presented.