Syrian Embassy closure in Ottawa, Canada

Closure of Syrian Embassy in Ottawa

Syrian Embassy building in Ottawa

On May 29 Canada, US, UK and several other European states has made a decision to expel Syrian embassies and consulates as well as its staff.

Syrian embassy in Ottawa as well as its consular office will close its doors to public this Friday, June 01 as the grace period of 5 days assigned by Canadian government to the embassy to cease its operations expires on Sunday, June 03. Currently the consular office has already stopped accepting all documents for visas, legalization and passports. Though Syrian government has not made any decision yet on what embassy in what country will take over the consular matters from Canada, as per Syrian embassy source there is a possibility that it may be Venezuela. At the same time coming from the similar precedents with other countries in the past the Syrian mission at the UN in New York may take over the duties as well. will be monitoring the developments and will re-start providing Syrian visa and legalization services as soon as situation clears.

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Canada closed its Embassy and Consulate in Syria

Canada announced that it has suspended all embassy and consular operations in Syria. All diplomats and staff has left the country. Canadians who remain in Syria can use the Canadian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon for consular assistance. If any emergency consular help is required inside Syria, it must be addressed to the Hungarian Embassy in Damascus. All visa applicants must apply at Canadian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon or Amman, Jordan. Syrian nationals outside of Syria can submit their applications to any other Canadian visa office.

In regards to getting visa to Syria from Canada all applicants may contact Visa Center.

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