Iraq Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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 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.

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: £30; multiple-entry visa: £75.


Single-entry visa: up to three months from the date of issue; 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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the USA

Telephone: (202) 483 7500.
Address: NW, 1801 P Street, Washington, 20036,
Opening times:

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7590 7650
Address: , 21 Queen Gate, London, SW7 5JE,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 09:30-13:00.

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