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Travelling to Syria

You need details of your passport confirmed by the New Zealand Passport office if you’re applying for a Syrian visa.

Your details must be authenticated

If you’re applying for a Syrian visa you must obtain an authenticated letter confirming the details of your passport.

You need to pay an authentication fee

Fees are charged forCost
The authenticated letter
  • NZ$65.00 (includes standard postage within New Zealand).
Courier within New Zealand
  • Add an additional NZ$5.00 (you can also send us a prepaid courier envelope rather than buying one through us).
International courier delivery
  • Courier fees will vary, please contact the Authentication unit within the Department of Internal Affairs. Call +64 4 470 2928 or 0800 872 675 (in New Zealand only).

How to get your authenticated letter

To apply for a letter confirming the details of your passport follow the steps below.

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1
You
  • Write a letter or fax clearly marked “Request for a Syrian visa authenticated letter”.
  • Your signature is required on the letter or fax.
  • Include a photocopy of the photo page of your passport, making sure all your details are clearly shown.
  • Provide your full address and daytime phone number.
2
You
  • Pay the authentication fee and any courier delivery fees (if applicable).
  • Payments by cheque can be sent to the Passport office with your request.
  • Credit card payments can be made directly to the Authentication unit within the Department of Internal Affairs, by calling (+64 4) 470 2928 or 0800 872 675 (in New Zealand only).
  • State in your request which payment and delivery method you are using.
3
You
  • Post or fax your request to:
    The New Zealand Passport office
    Business Support Unit
    PO Box 10526
    Wellington 6143
    Fax: +64 4 382 3403
4
The Passport office
  • Will confirm your passport details and send your letter to the Authentication unit.
5
The Authentication unit
  • Will process and send you the authenticated letter using your chosen delivery method.
6
You
  • Send the authenticated letter with your visa application to your nearest Syrian Embassy.