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On 29 February 2012 Switzerland closed its representation in Damascus for reasons of security. Since then, Syria has been part of the consular district of the Swiss embassy in Beirut. Although the embassy in Damascus is closed, diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Syria have not been broken off. Diplomatic channels are still open, where necessary with direct contact between the countries’ respective foreign ministers.

Responsibility in services and visas

Consular services (registration and deregistration, issuing of Swiss passports and identity cards, civil status changes, etc.) are provided by the following Swiss representation:

Embassy of Switzerland in Beirut/Lebanon

Travelling to Syria

  • Up-to-date information on the security situation, possible risks and recommended precautionary measures for people travelling to Syria

  • Information on the representations abroad responsible for visa matters and consular services

Travelling to Switzerland

  • Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees

Swiss nationals in Syria

Last update 22.03.2023


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