Iraq Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

To enter Iraq, a passport valid for at least six months from the date a visa is issued is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas for Iraq are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visa note

Passport and visa requirements for visitors to Iraq are subject to change at short notice; for a fully comprehensive list of those allowed entry visas and other requirements, consult the embassy.

All visitors (apart from tourists) must undergo a blood test for HIV and hepatitis within 10 days of arrival in Iraq.

If only travelling to the Kurdistan region, you can obtain a visa on arrival, but it is not valid elsewhere in Iraq.

Types and cost

Single-entry visa: US$40; multiple-entry visa: US$100.

Validity

Single-entry visa: up to three months; multiple-entry visa: six months to a year.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Allow four to eight weeks for visa processing.

Sufficient funds

You must be able to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Iraq.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the USA
Telephone: (202) 483 7500. Website: http://www.iraqiembassy.us Opening times: Mon-Fri: 0900-1700
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7590 9220. Website: http://www.iraqembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1300.

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