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A visa is required for this destination.

All regular passport holders who are going to work or meet, permanently or temporarily at the diplomatic missions in Iraq, should not apply through the Iraqi Consulate in DC. Their diplomatic mission in Iraq must apply for them through the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Protocol Department and then the diplomatic mission will be informed about the approval and the Washington DC consulate will get a copy of that approval to issue the visa.

Tourist visas to Iraq for individuals needs to be applied inside Iraq by an Iraqi sponsor who gives a copy of the passport of the applicant/applicants with a responsibility letter to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior Affairs department and asks them to send the approval to the closest Iraqi Consulate for the applicants, then the Consulate will issue the visa directly. For groups of 5 people or more, visa must be applied through the Iraqi tourist companies, which are contracted with the Iraqi Ministry of Tourism.

All regular passport holders who are going to work or meet, permanently or temporarily at the diplomatic missions in Iraq, should not apply through the Iraqi Consulate in DC. Their diplomatic mission in Iraq must apply for them through the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Protocol Department and then the diplomatic mission will be informed about the approval and the Washington DC consulate will get a copy of that approval to issue the visa.

All regular passport holders who are going to work or meet, permanently or temporarily at the diplomatic missions in Iraq, should not apply through the Iraqi Consulate in DC. Their diplomatic mission in Iraq must apply for them through the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Protocol Department and then the diplomatic mission will be informed about the approval and the Washington DC consulate will get a copy of that approval to issue the visa.

All regular passport holders who are going to work or meet, permanently or temporarily at the diplomatic missions in Iraq, should not apply through the Iraqi Consulate in DC. Their diplomatic mission in Iraq must apply for them through the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Protocol Department and then the diplomatic mission will be informed about the approval and the Washington DC consulate will get a copy of that approval to issue the visa.

Select the type of Iraq Tourist visa application:

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Approval Letter. An approval reference number is required from the corresponding Iraq Ministry, addressed to the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC showing the name of the applicant and the type and the validity of the visa.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Iraq, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Visa approval. Approval letter or reference number issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior Affairs department.

  • Personal letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Iraq, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. The letter must be written and signed personally by the visa applicant or their legal guardian. A tour company cannot provide the letter on the visa applicant's behalf.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Approval Letter. An approval reference number is required from the corresponding Iraq Ministry, addressed to the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC showing the name of the applicant and the type and the validity of the visa.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Iraq, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Approval Letter. An approval reference number is required from the corresponding Iraq Ministry, addressed to the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC showing the name of the applicant and the type and the validity of the visa.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Iraq, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Approval Letter. An approval reference number is required from the corresponding Iraq Ministry, addressed to the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC showing the name of the applicant and the type and the validity of the visa.

  • Employment Invitation letter. "A letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy/Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines: briefly introduce the applicant; state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    An ORIGINAL letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in the destination country stating the applicant's title, expertise, duties and responsibilities. It should indicate rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications."

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Approval Letter. An approval reference number is required from the corresponding Iraq Ministry, addressed to the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC showing the name of the applicant and the type and the validity of the visa.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Iraq, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Approval Letter. An approval reference number is required from the corresponding Iraq Ministry, addressed to the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC showing the name of the applicant and the type and the validity of the visa.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Iraq, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Approval Letter. An approval reference number is required from the corresponding Iraq Ministry, addressed to the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC showing the name of the applicant and the type and the validity of the visa.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Iraq, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Approval Letter. An approval reference number is required from the corresponding Iraq Ministry, addressed to the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC showing the name of the applicant and the type and the validity of the visa.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Iraq, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • COVID-19 Test Result. Please provide a copy of a recently issued negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Iraq and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Visa approval. Approval letter or reference number issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior Affairs department.

  • Personal letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Iraq, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. The letter must be written and signed personally by the visa applicant or their legal guardian. A tour company cannot provide the letter on the visa applicant's behalf.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • COVID-19 Test Result. Please provide a copy of a recently issued negative COVID-19 test result.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information

    Iraq Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidity
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Processing
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Single entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    20 business days
    Embassy fee:$50.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$149.00
    $149.00
    Single entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    20 business days
    Embassy fee:$50.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$349.00
    $349.00
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    20 business days
    Embassy fee:$150.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$249.00
    $249.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    20 business days
    Embassy fee:$100.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$399.00
    $399.00
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    20 business days
    Embassy fee:$150.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$449.00
    $449.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 1 year
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    20 business days
    Embassy fee:$150.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$449.00
    $449.00
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    Iraq Visa Policy

    Based on the current law of Iraq, citizens from most countries require visas if they must visit Iraq; however, there are selected countries on the visa-on-arrival list. You can get a visa at selected airports if you are from an eligible country. There is also a banned list of countries whose citizens are not allowed to enter Iraq.

    Visa On Arrival

    The visa-on-arrival program is a special visa for foreigners from approved countries who may travel to Iraq without visas, but the moment they reach the entry point, they will be issued visas. This Visa is obtainable at approved land, sea, and air routes in the country. All the visitor has to do is arrive with a valid passport and sufficient funds to cover their expenses throughout their visits. Basra International Airport and Al Najaf International Airport are the two main international airports where visas on arrival are issued.

    Iraq Visa Exemption

    Citizens from selected countries may visit Iraq without visas and stay for a limited period. The duration ranges from 30 to 90 days, depending on the visitor’s nationality.

    There is also an exemption for diplomats from selected countries too.

    Iraq Kurdistan Region Online Visa

    There is an online visa program for visitors coming to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. They can access the region and get the opportunity of staying for up to 30 days. This process is facilitated through the completion of an online application form. After completing and submitting the form, a confirmation message will be forwarded to your email, which will be used to get a visa stamp at the point of entry.

    Visitors are advised that this e-visa stamp is only accepted for entry into Kurdistan, not other parts of Iraq. It cannot be used outside the authorized areas of Erbil, Duhok, and Sulaymaniyah. People who may want to exit the region through any other region in Iraq will be made to pay a fine, deported, or even prevented from doing so. In the worst cases, violators may even be banned from entering Iraq for the next two years.

    Visitors interested in visiting other parts of the country are advised to travel through any approved border crossings or Najaf or Basra airports. By so doing, they will be free to tour any part of the country without conditions or restrictions.

    It is also necessary to note that the e-visa for the Kurdistan region can be extended and converted into a work visa should the holder choose to. It is valid for 45 days from entry, and extensions can be done twice for a combined 90 days of stay.

    Banned Country

    Israel is the only country on the banned list, so Israeli passport holders are not allowed into Iraq. They are also banned from transiting to other countries through Iraq. The only region open to them is the Kurdistan region.

    Key Information About Iraq – Kurdistan e Visa And Travel Information and Tips

    Restricted Feature: As you plan your application, don’t forget that this e-visa only allows you to access the Kurdistan region of Iraq, not the entire country. You can only travel to this region directly from your base. Furthermore, you can’t access the rest of the country after landing in Kurdistan. If you wish to visit other parts of Iraq, apply for an Iraqi visa. With an Iraqi visa, you can land in the country and then travel to Kurdistan without restrictions.

    Applying For Extension: Your e-visa only allows you to stay for 30 days but with the option to extend the Visa twice by 30 days each. If you must apply for an extension, ensure you do so at least a few days before your Visa expires. Visit the nearest KRG administrative offices in Sulaymaniyah, Duhok, or Erbil. If you apply twice, the visa officer will receive your application and approve your stay the first and second time. Note that this action commands an application fee.

    Entry Routes: When traveling to Kurdistan, only use the approved routes, as you will be prohibited from accessing the region through Iraq. You can only access Kurdistan through Erbil International Airport if you are coming by air. If you are traveling by sea, the Umm Qasr seaport on the Kurdistan side is the route, while land travelers can only access the region through the borders it shares with Syria, Turkey, and Iran.

    Passport: Your passport must be valid to cover your stay in the country. For instance, if you decide to extend your stay by 60 days, you must make sure that your passport will remain valid during the extra weeks.

    Applying For Work: Visitors can convert their e-visa into a work visa by securing a work permit, but that will only be after they arrive in the region. If they secure a job at any point, they can visit any of the Administrative offices to apply for a work permit which will be granted to them after filing an application.

    Be Security Conscious: The Kurdish region can sometimes be volatile, so do your due diligence before traveling. When in the region, be conscious of your environment and stay away from known hotspots with previous records of violence.

    Iraq e-Visa Online – Get your Iraq e-Visa with VisaHQ

    Iraq is open to foreign nationals who wish to visit the country for business or pleasure, but there are different entry requirements. If you visit the Kurdistan region in Northern Iraq, you don’t need to get a visa from an Iraqi foreign mission abroad. You can get an online visa instead.

    How To Apply For A Visa With VisaHQ

    If you want to apply for an e-visa, file these steps

    Fill out the form: Go to the VisaHQ page and complete the application form. Fill out every section with accurate information that reflects what is on your documents.

    Upload documents: Upload copies of your travel document as required by the authorities.

    Pay the fee: The application fee for the Visa must be paid with a credit or debit card, then submit the form.

    Get the Visa: After 1-3 days, the Visa will be sent to your email address. Please print out a copy.

    Why Use VisaHQ

    You should use VisaHQ for your online applications because of the following benefits.

    • Updated information
    • Fast and easy application process
    • We offer technical support
    • Data security
    • User-friendly website
    • Online application tracking

    Visit our homepage now to complete and submit your application for this e-visa within minutes.

    Iraq COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is open
      Travelers can enter Iraq. Commercial flights are operating to and from Iraq.
      Prior to arrival requirements
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test not required for passengers who are having vaccination certificate showing that 2 doses have been administered of any type of vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 14 days prior their travel. If travelers can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons, they must evidence this with a medical report, as well as proof of a PCR test conducted in the previous 72 hours.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      🏠Quarantine may be required to permitted arrivals if showing symptoms; officials, business, and short-stay travelers are exempted.
      😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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