Visa Requirements for Iraq

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Visa On Arrival

Visa to travel in Iraq can be obtained at airports and other borders crossings for Passport holders of 34 countries.

  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On the 15th of March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival60 DaysAustralian citizens can obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq’s airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 US Dollar.
    Due to safety concerns, Australian government advises its citizens not to visit Iraq.
  • Visa On ArrivalWhen arriving at Basra International Airport or Al Najaf International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival for 15 days at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports valid for Iraqi Kurdistan only.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysCanadian citizens can now obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq’s airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 US Dollar.
    Visa on arrival for 15 days at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
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  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival for 60 days at any entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On the 15th of March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On the 15th of March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
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  • Visa On Arrival60 daysIrish citizens can obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of US$75.
    Visa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On 15 March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing Irish citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On the 15th of March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On ArrivalOn the 15th of March 2021, the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements for citizens from 37 countries, allowing citizens from those countries to apply for on-arrival visas at approved land, sea and air border crossings, and including Japanese citizens
  • Visa On ArrivalVisa on arrival when arriving at Al Najaf International Airport, Erbil International Airport or Sulaimaniyah International Airport or Basra International Airport .
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysValid for 30 days
    Visa is issued in any port of entry
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On the 15th of March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days* New Zealand citizens can now obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq’s airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 US Dollar.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days* New Zealand citizens can now obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq’s airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 US Dollar.
  • Visa On ArrivalVvisa on arrival at Al Najaf International Airport or Basra International Airport .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On the 15th of March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival at approved land, sea and air border crossings.
    Visa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Visa On ArrivalFor 60 daysUS citizens can apply for on-arrival visas at approved land, sea and air border crossings.
  • Visa On ArrivalWhen arriving at Al Najaf International Airport, Erbil International Airport, Sulaimaniyah International Airport or Basra International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysDue to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Iraq.
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    Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On the 15th of March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On ArrivalWhen arriving at Basra International Airport or Al Najaf International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On 15 March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
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    Visa On ArrivalVisa on arrival when arriving at Basra International Airport, Al Najaf International Airport, Erbil International Airport or Sulaimaniyah International Airport.
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    Visa On Arrival60 daysBritish citizens can obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of US$75.
    Visa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On 15 March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing British citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
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    Visa On ArrivalFor 60 daysUS citizens can apply for on-arrival visas at approved land, sea and air border crossings.
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    Visa On ArrivalFor 60 daysUS citizens can apply for on-arrival visas at approved land, sea and air border crossings.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at Iraq, passport holders of 192 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of Iraq. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between Iraq and 3 countries have imposed restrictions in traveling to Iraq.

  • Entry RefusedAdmission refused from 14 Aug 2019, except transit is possible
  • Entry RefusedExcept for Iraqi Kurdistan, part of the Arab League boycott of Israel.
    Nationals of Israel can only enter Iraq via the following airports: Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU).
    Defined as an enemy state under Israeli law.
  • Entry RefusedAs of 2007, due to threats by Al-Qaeda, South Korean government bans its citizens from visiting Iraq.

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