How to Get a Tourist or Business Visa for Syria

Syria Tourist or Business Visa

Syria Tourist or Business Visa

Syria isn’t the most organized place when it comes to visa information. As I said on my Syria visa page, the most accurate information is actually difficult to find. Well, that is why you have Visa Hunter…if it were too easy, you wouldn’t need yours truly to give you the answers you need! As a starting point, you can find some official information on visas here at the Ministry of Tourism.

Ok, without further ado, if you are interested in adding Syria to your bucket list despite the numerous travel warnings scattered across the web, you will find that the Tourist and Business Visa process is not all that difficult.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Syria Tourist/Business Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Syria: Yes

  • Yep, you need to get a visa for Syria before your trip.
  • Visas issued by the Syrian Honorary Consulates generally have a maximum validity of two entries.
  • If you want to come to Syria and stay for an extended period of time, apply for your visa at the Syrian Embassy in Washington, DC, where you can get a multiple-entry visa with a six-month validity.
  • Make sure you don’t have any evidence of travel to Israel on your passport, or you will not be let into the country.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Syria:

  • Everyone needs a visa.
  • Make sure you don’t have any evidence of travel to Israel on your passport, or you will not be let into the country.
1
Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.,  you’ve got no consulates. Call a consulate in another country to find out details as little information on Syrian visa exists.

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

2
Gather documentation
  • The required documents will likely vary from consulate to consulate. You will normally be asked for (1) filled out visa form, (2) passport photo (two photos), and (3) confirmed roundtrip ticket.
  • You should definitely check the website of the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1 above to confirm what is required for you.
3
Visa fee
  • Visa fees might vary depending on where you apply, so go to the website of the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
4
Submit materials
  • Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
  • Submission instructions will vary from consulate to consulate.
  • If you are applying in the United States, check the submission instructions at the website of the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.
5
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Syria will give to you your brand new Syria visa.

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Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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