Syrian pounds can be exchanged up to May 30 only — BSP PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 March 2013 10:31

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announces that OFWs and members of their family returning from Syria may exchange their Syrian Pound holdings not to exceed the equivalent of P10,000 from 30 January 2013 to 30 May 2013 only.

Syrian Pounds of OFWs and of members of their family may be exchanged with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP Head Office, 3 Regional Offices in Davao, Cebu & La Union, and 18 Branches including BSP Zamboanga Branch) and Authorized Agent Banks across the country.

OFWs and family members shall present documents/proof of travel from Syria such as original passport or original travel document issued by the Philippine Embassy in Damascus stamped with an exit visa by the Syrian Immigration and Passport Directorate.

For more details, please refer to the BSP Circular No. 780 dated 10 January 2013 posted at the BSP website:

For further inquiries, please contact: BSP Head Office at Tel no. (02) 708-7701 local 2304; BSP Davao Regional Office at Tel no. (082) 226-3003; BSP Cebu Regional Office at (032) 253-7771; BSP Zamboanga Branch (062) 991-2169