The Syrian Arab Republic signed the 1949 Geneva Convention, which is a legal requirement for visitors to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) in order to use a car and legally drive in Syria.
So that all visitors in Syria must ensure that their domestic driving license is understandable by local authorities in this foreign country where they wish to drive.
The IDP, which is valid for 1 year, proves that you hold a valid driver’s license in your country of residence and it certifies what category or categories of motor vehicles you are authorized to drive.
IDP helps ensure that every driver– holding it– is an authorized driver in order to improve road safety worldwide.
The IDP is recognized all over the world and is available in 10 different languages so that it helps overcome language barriers.
Similarly, Syrian nationals and residents who wish to drive abroad need to apply for an IDP via the Syrian automobile club (SAC) or the Syrian Automobile and Touring Club/Aleppo (SATC).
All you need to do is to fill out an application form, submit copies of the following valid documents:
Syrian Automobile Club/Damascus:
Head office: 29 May St. – French Tower Hotel Building- 3rd floor.
Telephone: Call 00963112317745
ALMOUHAFATHA square office: almouhafatha square –Red Crescent Building- 2nd floor.
Telephone: Call 00936112323706
Mobile: Call 00963997766596
Syrian Automobile and Touring Club/Aleppo: Zouhair ibn abi salma St. –Obegi Building- 2nd floor.
Telephone: Call 00963212247272
Mobile: Call 00963942247272