Iraq Visa – How To Apply For An Iraqi Visa

Will you be traveling to Iraq for business or pleasure? Do you need an Iraq visa? You will need an Iraq business visa in order to do so. Also, you will need a valid passport to travel to Iraq. Your passport should have at least six months validity after your trip to Iraq is over. To apply for a visa to Iraq, you should contact the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, D.C. The phone number for the Embassy of Iraq in Washington D.C. is, (202) 483-7500.

Also, you can apply for a visa upon your entry into Iraq with one condition. The condition is that you will have to provide a form of Entry Visa Approval Memorandum from the Ministry of Interior Residency Office.

After you are approved for your visa to Iraq, you will have to enter Iraq within 90 days of the issuance of the visa for a single entry visa. Multiple entry visas to Iraq allow travelers to enter Iraq up to 6 months after the issuance of the visa.

Requirements for an Iraq Business Visa

  • United States of America Passport with 6 months validity 
  • Two Passport Photo
  • Personal Letter – A personal letter from the embassy of Iraq explaining why you want to visit Iraq, where you will be staying and length of the trip.

When you are allowed into Iraq you will have to follow up on other requirements. These requirements include the obtaining of an arrival sticker, as well as submitting a blood sample within 10 days of your arrival into Iraq. The blood sample will have to be taken by the Iraq Ministry of Health.

NOTE: It is recommended for travelers to avoid travel to Iraq due to the unstable government, terrorist attacks, civil wars, and intense violence.  There is a high risk to travelers when traveling to a hostile country like Iraq and we want to make sure travelers are aware of these circumstances.

Iraq Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & ConsulateAddressPhone Number
Embassy of Iraq in Washington
3421 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States
Phone
202.742.1600
Fax
202.333.1129
Consulate General of Iraq in Michigan
16445 W. 12 Mile Road
Southfield, Detroit, MI 48076
United States
Phone
248.423.1250
Fax
248.423.1259
Consulate General of Iraq in California
4500 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Phone
213.797.6060
Fax
213.797.6100

Additional Iraq Information

CapitalBaghdad
CurrencyIraqi Dinar (IQD)
LanguageArabic, Kurdish
ElectricityVoltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type C / D / G
Country Code+964
Time ZoneArabia Standard Time

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