President al-Assad issues law on setting consular fees abroad

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued Law no. 2 for 2018 on setting the consular fees outside Syria.

The law sets the fees for procuring various consular documents as follows:

USD 25 for transit pass, consular registration, consular accreditation, permits, and civil status documents (registry record, marriage certificate, birth certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate).

USD 50 for ratifying power of attorney document, fine for losing or damaging passport, residency certificate, reserve certificate, certificates for commercial purposes not involving funds, fine for delay in registering birth or death before the passing of a year or marriage, producing non-commercial documents in Syria upon request sent via diplomatic and consular missions abroad.

USD 100 for power of attorney documents, certificates for commercial purposes involving funds, furniture transportation certificate, car transportation certificate, fine for delay in registering birth or death after the passing of a year. The certificate of transporting the body of a deceased person is exempted from consular fees.

The fee for consular work related to commercial bills is set at 1.5% of the value of the bill, with the overall fee not exceeding USD 5000 and is no less than 100.

These fees are collected in USD or their equal value in EUR or local currencies of countries in which Syrian embassies and consulates are present, with fractions being added up to 1.

Hazem Sabbagh

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