Requirements To Obtain A VISA To Enter Syria

Passport Information

  • Passport must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay

  • The original passport must be submitted and should have at least two blank visa pages for processing.

  • Non U.S. Citizens must provide a notarized copy, front and back of a U.S. Green Card or I-94; in order to have a visa processed.

Tourist Visa

Business Visa

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay.

  • 2 Visa Application Forms – Link fully completed and signed.

  • 2 Passport-type photographs required

  • Copy of itinerary or air tickets.

  • A business Letter of Guarantee– Link is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to: Embassy of Syrian Arab Republic/Visa Section/ Houston TX, That must clearly explain the purpose of travel; Guarantee financial support for the visit and return transportation; the letter should be signed by an officer or manager of the company, other than the applicant.

  • Copy of itinerary or air tickets.

  • Visa Request Form - Link

Other Information

  • Vaccinations - International Certificate of Vaccination required for Yellow Fever if Arriving from Infected Area within 5 days

  • The Syria tourist or business visa is usually issued for a single entry for a period of 3 months from date of issue, provided the passport remains valid, for a period of stay not to exceed 30 days. A double entry visa is available by written request only (no additional fee).

Processing Instructions

Send the passport and all completed requirements as detailed above to:

Sam’s Passport And Visa Services Telephone 713-784-5501
6223 Richmond Avenue Suite #100 Fax Number 713-784-5588
Houston TX, 77057 Toll Free 1-877-784-5501

Applications will be hand carried to the Embassy and are usually processed in 4-5 business days.

Sam’s Service Fee Consular Visa Fees
$95.00 - Regular $131.00 - Per visa Single Entry (includes money order fee)
$125.00 - Rush  
$175.00 - Emergency  

Return Postage (Fed-Ex/UPS/Air Borne)

  • Standard Delivery = $20.00
  • Priority Delivery = $25.00

  • First Overnight = $65.00

  • Saturday Delivery = $40.00

Frequently Asked Questions & Other Topics

Q. What is a visa? And why do I need one.
A. A visa is a stamp that is affixed to a blank visa page in your passport that is required by foreign countries before you are able to enter their territory.

Q. Do I need to send you my passport in order to receive a visa?
A. Yes, your passport must be submitted with the required paperwork and photos in order to obtain a visa for traveling outside the USA. For visa service in Houston, you can drop off your passport at our agency.

All U.S. Citizens who are traveling by air will now be required to carry a U.S. Passport.

Adults over 19 years of age will require a passport if traveling outside the U.S. by car, including Canada and Mexico.

U.S. Citizens 19 and under do not require a U.S. Passport if they are traveling outside the U.S. by land or sea.

Closed Loop Cruises: U.S. Citizens who board a cruise ship at a port within the United States, travel only within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same U.S. port on the same ship may present government-issued photo identification, along with proof of citizenship (an original birth certificate or a Consular report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization).

Note - You may still be required to present a passport card or passport book to enter the foreign country to which you are traveling.  Please contact your cruise line to verify which documents are required for your trip.


Processing time for Brazil Visas will now take a minimum of 7-10 working days.

Each applicant must submit a fully completed Passport/Visa Request Form for all services. This form is necessary in order to begin and complete all transactions.

Partial list of consulate closings and holiday schedules - Link

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