How to call Syria (country code +963)

Calling to Syria

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digit ‘9’ (often listed as ’09’, with the leading ‘0’ removed when calling from outside the country).

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Syria does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Syria (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code in Syria.

Local calling (within the same area code)

To call within the same area code dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

six to seven digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code or from a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code or call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0two digitssix to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call to a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the carrier code, then the subscriber phone number.

0two digitsseven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codesubscriber phone number

Syrian phone numbers explained

Number details

Syrian phone numbers are eight to nine digits (ten including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when calling from outside the country)

The first two digits area an area code that designates a geographic part of the country. Area codes are two digits.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘9’. The first three digits are a carrier code that designates the mobile service provider of the phone number.

An example of a Syrian phone number

The Beit Zafran Hotel lists its phone number in Damascus as 963 (11) 54386760.

Number explanation
9631154386760
country code for Syriaarea (geographic) code for Damascuslocal phone number in Damascus
Local example – calling from another location in Damascus

To call within the same area code dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

54386760
local phone number in Damascus
Long distance example – calling from Al Hasakah, Syria (on the other side of the country)

To call to a different area code dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

01154386760
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Damascuslocal phone number in Damascus
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Syria)

To call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

01154386760
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Damascuslocal phone number in Damascus
International example – calling from outside Syria

To call from outside Syria, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Syria’s country code of ‘963’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Syria.

exit code96311
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Syriaarea (geographic) code for Damascus

Calling from Syria

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Syria.

Administrative and regulatory

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