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Embassy of Canada to Syria in Damascus

Effective Monday, January 16, 2012, the visa and immigration section of the Embassy in Damascus was closed until further notice. Applicants for temporary resident visas and student and work permits are directed to submit their application to either the Embassy of Canada in Beirut or the Embassy of Canada in Amman.

قسم الهجرة والتأشيرات بسفارة كندا في دمشق اعتباراً من يوم الاثنين 16 كانون الثاني 2012، وحتى إشعار آخر. على الراغبين في الحصول على تأشيرات للزيارة أو الدراسة أو على تصاريح عمل تقديم طلباتهم لدى سفارة كندا في بيروت أو سفارة كندا في عمان.

The Visa Section of the Canadian Embassy in Damascus has closed for processing. The active files of persons who have made applications for permanent residence in Canada have been sent to other Canadian Visa Offices in the region for processing. The new processing office will contact you when your file reaches the assessment stage. If you have already received a positive selection decision, the new processing office will contact you when other documents or information are required to complete your application.

You should only contact the new processing office if:

  1. You have not yet been contacted by your new processing office, and your mailing address / e-mail address has changed, or
  2. You wish to withdraw your application, or
  3. You have received a request for information or documentation from the Damascus office to which you have not yet responded.

In all other instances, you should await contact from the new processing office - at which time you can provide them updated information or make queries regarding your application. Correspondence which does not meet these requirements will not be answered.

Federal Skilled Worker and federal Business Immigration cases that were in process in Damascus have been sent to the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey for processing. All Family Class, Provincial Nominee and Quebec applications for nationals of Iran have also been sent to Ankara for processing.  All Family Class, Provincial Nominee and Quebec cases for Lebanese nationals have been transferred to the Canadian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.  All Family Class, Provincial Nominee and Quebec cases for Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian nationals have been transferred to the Canadian Embassy in Amman, Jordan.

Processing times may be lengthier given the direction to close the office in Damascus and relocate files to other offices . We thank you for following the requirements indicated above, and for your patience during the application process.

Service offered at this office

Address, telephone, fax, email

Street Address
Lot 12, Autostrade Mezzeh
Damascus, Syria

Postal Address
Embassy of Canada
P.O. Box 3394
Damascus, Syria

Tel.: (011 963 11) 611-6692
Fax: (011 963 11) 611-4000

Hours of operation

Sunday to Wednesday: 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 13:30

Section specific contact information and hours

Office closures 2011

DateClosed for:
02 JanIn lieu of New Year's Day
17 AprSyrian Independence Day
24 AprEaster
22 MayIn lieu of Vicoria Day
03 JulIn lieu of Canada Day
30 AugEid-El-Fitr (***)
09 OctIn lieu of Thanksgiving day
06 NovEid-El-Adha (***)
07 NovEid-El-Adha (***)
25 DecChristmas Day
26 DecBoxing Day

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