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Law 42 of 1975
Not entitled to those who have the nationality of the Syrian Arab Republic to leave the territory of the republic or return to it only if they hold passports or travel documents in accordance with the provisions of this law.
May be substituted for these passports vacations limits, or personal or family or whatever takes her place cards and in cases specified by a decision issued by the Minister of the Interior.
Interior minister the right decision issued that requires those who have the nationality of the Syrian Arab Republic to obtain prior permission (out) before leaving the Syrian Arab land and has a visa that shows cases of exemption from this law.
Shall not leave the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic or accessed only from the places specified by a decision of the Interior Minister in agreement with the Minister of Finance and after the treatment of the travel assets.
Issued in the name of the Syrian Arab Republic following passports:
1. Diplomatic passports.
2. Passports for travel.
3. Passports for the task.
And granted by the Foreign Ministry
1. Ordinary passports.
2. Documents for Palestinian refugees to travel.
3. Traffic tickets.
And awarded by the Ministry of the Interior (the immigration department) and departments in the provinces or the authorities or diplomatic representation missions entrusted to them so the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic abroad.
May replace passport private Hajj passports granted by the Ministry of Interior or passports freely granted by the Ministry of Transport.
Passports granted every Syrian Arab citizen, or Palestinian refugees in the Syrian Arab Republic has available the conditions obtain.
Granted passports of different types of applicants from Syrian nationals and entities and persons who see the Interior Minister is positive to give them passports and the way that attribute.
Appointed by the Minister of Interior and the consent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the form of passports and travel documents, duration and method of renewal and the conditions and procedures for granting and value that does not exceed four hundred Syrian pounds.
Anyone who holds a passport or travel document for the Syrian Arab Republic to enter the country were listed on the passport or travel document unless it gets permission from the Ministry of Interior or his authorized representative.
Passport belongs to the state and must be returned to the immigration department at the end of its effect and if the owner has been fined a fine of five hundred Syrian pounds unless the loss due to disasters or what is in the rule.
Entitled to the Minister of Interior for reasons important appreciated by the refusal to grant or renew a passport or travel document is also entitled to withdraw the passport or document that too.
While retaining any severer penalty provided for by the laws in force:
Shall be punished by imprisonment of three months at the most, and a fine of five hundred Syrian pounds or either anyone who violates the provisions of resolutions issued in accordance with Article III of the Act. Under the same penalty on each of the show before the competent authority or false statements which offers the papers incorrect knowingly to facilitate obtaining or other get an exit visa allowing him to leave the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.
Shall be punished by imprisonment of six months to two years and a fine of five hundred Syrian pounds to one thousand five hundred Syrian pounds or either penalty violates the provisions of Article X of this law. In case of repetition also eliminates the offending deprivation of the right to obtain a passport or travel document for a period of five years at most.
Provisions of this Act shall apply to registered Palestinian refugees in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Repealed Presidential Decree Law No. 97 of 1959 on passports and all contrary provisions of this law.
Interior Minister issued necessary instructions to implement the provisions of this law.
This law shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall come into force from the first month following the date of publication.
Damascus on 28/12/1395 H corresponding to 31/12/1975 AD
President Hafez al-Assad
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