Monday, July 02, 2007

British Embassy in Damascus

Does anybody know why the British Embassy/Consulate is now closed for Visa applications in Damascus? Apparently it will remain like this for another year...

4 comments:

sasa said...

It's been like this on and off for the past couple of years. You have to apply at the DHL office in Mezzeh I think.

It's because the British Embassy in Damascus is one of the least secure British Embassies in the world - it is right on the street with no perimeter fence.

The sooner it closes the better. It is disgraceful that people with Syrian passports have to wait outside, and British passport holders wait in a room inside.

Wassim said...

I take it you haven't seen how the Americans treat Syrians applying for visas at their embassy?

Yazan said...

I take it u havent seen how a guy at a "mujamma3 estehlaky" treats people who wants to buy their rations of rice and sugar?!

"Freedom, and Respect, are never given, they're only taken away"
Muhammed al-Maghout.

Wassim said...

Good point Yazan. I have a feeling the same arrogance and injustice is operating on all these levels.