U.S. Citizen Services

The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Syria and strongly recommends that U.S. citizens remaining in Syria depart immediately.

The Government of the Czech Republic serves as the protecting power for U.S. interests in Syria. Only emergency services for U.S. citizens are available.  Neither U.S. passports nor visas to the United States are issued in Damascus. A new Travel Warning for Syria from the Travel.State.Gov website.

The range of consular services the Czech Republic provides to U.S. citizens is extremely limited. The U.S. Interests Section of the Czech Embassy in Damascus can accept applications for U.S. passport and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) documents. Processing of these services may require significantly more processing time than at U.S. embassies or consulates outside of Syria, therefore U.S. citizens seeking passport and CRBA services are advised to leave Syria to apply for such services at a U.S. embassy or consulate in a neighboring country. Neither U.S. passports nor visas to the United States are issued in Syria.

U.S. citizens in Syria who seek consular services should contact the U.S. Interests Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Damascus at USIS_damascus@embassy.mzv.cz.

Alerts and Messages

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Syria.