The front cover of a contemporary Syrian passport.
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Syrian citizenship|
The Syrian passport is issued to citizens of Syria for international travel.
The passport has a navy blue cover with the Syrian coat of arms.
The information on the cover page and the inside is written in three languages: Arabic, English and French. Each page has a unique watermark depicting a famous Syrian monument, castle or ancient building, these include the Krak des Chevaliers, also Crac des Chevaliers, a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world, Umayyad Mosque and others.
Normal validity is six years. however, men who have not served their compulsory military service get a six months or two years validity passport only, and they have to get a permission from the conscription department for a renewal of another two years. The first few editions were produced in France but now they are made in Syria.
ُPassport applications must be completed in person and fee to obtain a new passport is 1850 Syrian (~ 40 US$). Effective from 31 May 2013, The Syrian regime suspended the civil law (615 / s for the year 2005) which provides the possibility of renewing the passport outside the country in order to strangle the regimes opponents outside the country.
In April 2015, Syria changed its passport requirements so that Syrians outside Syria, including refugees who have fled the Syrian Civil War, will be eligible for passports without an intelligence service review. Passports will be issued to Syrians "even if they left in an illegal manner or they hold non-official passports or travel documents", referring to passports issued by Syrian opposition representatives in Qatar. At the same time, fees required for passports were doubled to $400 for a new passports and $200 for a renewal.
- "Syria changes passport rules for citizens abroad". Yahoo News. AFP. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
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