Visa Services in Damascus Suspended

Date of Announcement: February 6, 2012

The following announcement has been posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria:

U.S. Suspends Consular Operations in Damascus

Effective February 6, 2012, the U.S. Embassy has suspended operations and is not open for normal consular services.  Neither U.S. passports nor visas to the United States will be issued in Damascus.