Special Information for Syrian Applicants

Some visa applicants traveling from Syria have encountered difficulties arriving in Amman for their immigrant visa interviews. The U.S. Embassy in Amman is liaising with the Jordanian authorities and Royal Jordanian to facilitate the entry of immigrant visa applicants arriving from Beirut by air.   While we cannot guarantee their entry entry into Jordan, we can inform the Jordanian authorities that Syrian immigrant visa applicants will be entering Jordan via Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) on a specific date for an immigrant visa interview.  At this time we cannot assist visa applicants attempting to enter Jordan by land through border crossings.

Syrian IV applicants with scheduled interviews at Embassy Amman should email their flight itinerary to the National Visa Center at sfvp@state.gov as instructed by the NVC.  Currently, the only Royal Jordanian flights from Beirut are RJ 406 and RJ 408.  We cannot guarantee coordination on other airlines or codeshares.  Many visa applicants have encountered difficulties making it to their interviews when they have not coordinated with us in advance, or attempted to fly with other airlines, use other airports, or to cross by land.  We cannot facilitate entry to Jordan for reasons other than a scheduled immigrant visa interview.

Aramex Courier Service is currently NOT available between Jordan and Syria.  Please continue to check this website for updated information on courier service to and from Syria.

If your immigrant visa case was scheduled for interview in Damascus, your visa case has been transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan for processing.

You may also request that your case be transferred to another Embassy or Consulate; you must make this request directly to the receiving post.

U.S. citizen petitioners who are resident in Syria seeking to file the I-130 immigration visa petition for their Syrian immediate relatives (unmarried children under 21, spouses, and parent(s) only) may contact our staff at USIS_damascus@embassy.mzv.cz.

Assistance is limited to providing information related to:

  • Petition filing
  • Humanitarian parole
  • Affidavit of Support requirements
  • Expired immigrant visas

U.S. citizens who have been resident in Syria for at least six months may email USCIS.Amman@DHS.gov to make an appointment to file I-130 immigrant visa petitions in Amman for their immediate relatives (unmarried children under 21, spouses, and parent(s) only) who also live in Syria.

Important reminders for Syrian applicants:

  • Medical exams must be conducted in Jordan.
  • The Individual Civil Record and police record must have been issued within the last six months.
  • Syrian males over age 18 must provide a certificate of completion/exemption from military service.
  • Family records must establish the relationship to the family member petitioning for your immigration, as well as to your other family members applying for immigration.

To find out more information about documentary requirements, fees and other information, please read the information contained in the IV unit’s webpages.

Lawful Permanent Resident/Green Card Holders

Lawful Permanent Residents who have lost their “green cards” and wish to return to the United States can speak with an immigration officer during walk-in hours at the U.S. Embassy in Amman on Sundays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Individuals with questions related to their Lawful Permanent Resident status may also contact our staff at USIS_damascus@embassy.mzv.cz.

Refugee/Asylee Follow to Join Petition

All I-730 Refugee/Asylee following-to-join petitions (Visas 92/93 beneficiaries) have been transferred to Embassy Amman for safekeeping pending a decision concerning where these petitions will be processed.  Beneficiaries who are able to travel to and remain in Jordan may be processed by the USCIS Amman Field Office.  I-730 beneficiaries may also choose to have their files sent to a different location other than Jordan for processing.  I-730 beneficiaries and petitioners may email the USCIS Amman Field Office at USCIS.Amman@DHS.gov with requests to transfer their files to another consular post.  Additional information will be posted online as it becomes available.