Send Money To Syria

At present, it is not possible to send money of any kind to Syria. No service provider listed on currently allows users to make international money transfers to Syria. Read on to find out more about these restrictions.

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9th Feb 2023

How to Send Money to Syria

If you’re looking to send money to Syria, here’s how you can get started:

Step 1
Find a trusted provider

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Step 2
Register your details

Once you’ve chosen your provider, enter a few details and you’ll be signed up in minutes

Step 3
Transfer money

When you’re registered, you’ll be able to start sending money to Syria as soon as you’re ready.

What Ways Can I Send and Receive Money in Syria?

You’ll be able to make a money transfer to or from Syria in the following ways.

Sending money
Receiving money

Ways to Send Money to Syria

You can send money to Syria by:

  1. Money transfer provider: The cheapest and quickest way to send money is usually to use a money transfer provider

  2. Direct wire transfer: You’ll also be able to send it directly via wire bank transfer, but this way can take longer and cost more

  3. International money order: You may choose to send an international money order, but these aren’t always available and they often come with limitations

Why it is not possible to send money to Syria

As a result of the civil uprising in 2011, Syria is currently subjected to financial sanctions. Of these restrictions, many of which have been imposed by authorities of the Syrian regime, some of the sanctions are imposed by international banks and businesses who refuse to invest, trade or engage in business of any kind with the country in its current environment. These financial sanctions are in place for anyone living in the UK, the EU and the US, as well as many other parts of the world.

Currency Exchange Rates for Syria

The Syrian Pound (SYP) is the currency used within Syria. According to XE, the most popular Syria Pound exchange rate is the USD to SYP rate. However, use or possession of any currency other than the Syrian Pound is illegal, and penalties will be imposed by regime authorities. Due to the severity of Syria’s economic crisis, the value of the Syrian Pound has dramatically decreased, while prices have rapidly increased.

Further Information

Residents of the UK: For more information, please visit the website of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, HM Treasury and UK sanctions on Syria.

Members of the EU: Information about the EU Restrictive Measures in Syria can be found on the European Commission website

Citizens of the US: To find out what Syrian sanctions are implemented by the US Department of the Treasury, visit the official website.

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Jonathan Merry
Jonathan Merry
Jonathan is the founder and editor of Jonathan is highly experienced in the currency transfer market, having previously worked in the FX trading industry, alongside being an avid traveller. Using his knowledge he identified a need for transparency and further education to help people save money on their money transfers, leading to the creation of

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