Syria, the African war-ridden nation, is not a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention, and documents cannot follow the usual apostille process.
While tensions are rising within the country, you will need an extended process to carry legal documents if you still wish to travel to Syria.
Documents cannot be apostilled for Syria from an agency. Any official documents tagged for Syria will need a certificate from the secretary of state.
However, legalizing documents for Syria will require additional steps before the papers can be presented to the respective Syrian embassy or the Consulate office.
Most countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention will request certified State documents to be approved by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., before being presented to the Embassy or Consulate for legalization.
While submitting the documents to the Embassy or Consulate, you could be asked for further verifications and additional copies to prove your case.
There is currently no consular representation for Syria in the United States. You will need to direct all your documents to the Honorary Consulate of the Syrian Arab Republic based in Montreal, Canada.
We also offer a service for translations if you need the legal documents translated by a certified professional.
Note: We can assist you with documents issued inside the United States only. However, if your document origin is Syria, you must contact the proper authorities to help you in Syria.