Syria

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Emanuele Casabona

"Relocating to Damascus has been quite an adventure, but I love to immerse myself in its coffeehouse culture with other expats."

Paola Murri

"A solo expat woman traveller in Syria? InterNations has shown me that this was far less daunting than my family back home supposed. "

Working and living in Syria with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Syria? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Damascus, Aleppo or some other international Syrian city?

The expat relocation to Syria is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the Dead Cities of ancient Antioch, getting to know how Syrian folks celebrate ‘Īd aš-Šuhadā’, or acquiring a taste for Syria’s popular dishes like tabbouleh…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Syria. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from moving to Turkey to living in Chile.

Top Articles in the Syria Expat Guide

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Reliable Information about living and working in Syria

Relocating to and living in Syria necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Syrian expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Syria: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Syrian income tax law?ʺ, ʺDo I have to pay an immigration deposit or a departure tax on entering and leaving the country?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Damascus?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Syrian residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Syria is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Syria is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Syria. Various topics are covered in our Syria Expat Guide from expat institutions and clubs, to sports & leisure or embassies and consulates, up to international schools. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺAre the anti-smoking laws only valid during Ramadan?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Syria? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in Iceland or living in Afghanistan!

From expat insurance providers to specialised travel agents –
Advice on living and working in Syria

In addition, our expat listings for Syria include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like expat insurance providers or specialised travel agents. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Syria. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm As-salām 'alaykum among our InterNations members living and working in Syria.

Emanuele Casabona

"Relocating to Damascus has been quite an adventure, but I love to immerse myself in its coffeehouse culture with other expats."

Paola Murri

"A solo expat woman traveller in Syria? InterNations has shown me that this was far less daunting than my family back home supposed. "

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