- Provides for an electronic compilation of personal data pertaining to the civil status of citizens, expatriates and residents along with their national numbers.
- The digital nature of the Civil Registry database means that the national numbers of citizens and residents will result in less chances of mistaken identities due to similar names and the ability to submit recordable data at any respective center in Syria wherever convenient.
- Syrian citizens are no longer required to return to their home province to file registration papers or request services from the Civil Registry but rather can visit any such center nearest to them to carry out such procedures, which is a stark departure from previous practices. Following the conflict, it has become impractical and costly for many citizens to travel to their home provinces for such administrative processes.
- Information relating to births, deaths, marriages, divorces, etc. whether in Syria or abroad are recorded, and subject to consular attestation and religious confirmation if overseas. Marriages abroad must comply with the respective foreign law but not conflict with Syrian law.
- Marriages between Syrian nationals and foreign citizens may only be validly registered if the consent of the Ministry of Interior is granted. Once recorded, married couples are issued a family book to note all events affecting their civil status, including births and deaths.
- Individuals born to Syrian fathers should be registered accordingly at the Civil Registry in order to have their Syrian nationality confirmed, which makes it easier for them to inherit real estate property. Child registration is conditional upon registration of the underlying marriage.
- Families of Syrian expatriates will be entitled to register marriages, divorces, births and deaths in the Civil Registry, and extract the private documents of the said expatriates without attesting the certificates at the Syrian consulate overseas and without a power of attorney.
- Syrian citizens become eligible for personal identity cards at the age of 14. According to Article 54, identity cards are valid for a period of 10 years and they shall be replaced not less than 30 days and not more than six months prior to their expiry date, but their validity may be extended due to a force majeure event.