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.
U.S. citizens in Syria who are in need of emergency assistance in Syria, and are unable to reach the U.S. Interests Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic or must make contact outside business hours, should contact the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan:
Telephone: +962 (6) 590-6950 (Daily 2-3:30 local time)
Emergencies: +962 (6) 590-6500
Callers in the United States and Canada can dial the toll free number 1-888-407-4747. Callers outside the United States and Canada can dial 1-202-501-4444. Please direct inquiries regarding U.S. citizens in Syria to SyriaEmergencyUSC@state.gov.
U.S. citizens seeking to apply for passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad should contact a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside of Syria. Information for several nearby U.S. consulates and embassies is available below. A full list is available at the Department of State’s list of embassies and consulates.
U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt
5 Tawfik Diab Street
Garden City, Cairo
telephone: (20) 2-2797-2301
fax: (20) 2-2797-2472
For after-hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens, call (20) 2-2797-3300.
The Embassy is open Sunday - Thursday. Phone-inquiry hours are between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
Awkar Facing the Municipality
PO Box 70-840, Beirut
Telephone: (961) 4 542600 - 543600
Facsimile: (961) 4 544209
The Embassy is open Monday – Friday.
For after-hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens, call 961-4-543600 and ask to speak to the duty officer.
U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan
Al-Umayyaween Street, Abdoun neighborhood, PO Box 354, Amman 11118
Telephone:  (6) 590-6000
Emergency after-hours telephone:  (6) 590-6500
Facsimile:  (6) 592-4102
The Embassy is open Sunday - Thursday.
* Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Amman no longer provides courier service to or from Syria. Applicants may opt to remain in Jordan until the document is ready, or provide a Jordanian address to which the passport can be delivered.
U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey
110 Atatürk Boulevard, 06100, Kavaklidere
Telephone: (90) (312) 455-5555
Visa Information: (90) (212) 340-4444 or Visa Information
Emergency after-hours telephone: (90) (312) 455-5555
Facsimile: (90) (312) 468-6131
The Embassy is open Monday - Friday.
U.S. citizens traveling abroad regularly should monitor the media and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. U.S. citizens should also review "A Safe Trip Abroad,” which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad.
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