Visa Requirements for Iraq

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Visa Not Required

Passport holders of 1 country can travel to Iraq without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.

Visa On Arrival

Visa to travel in Iraq can be obtained at airports and other borders crossings for Passport holders of 48 countries.

  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysDue to safety concerns, Australian government advises its citizens not to visit Iraq.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On ArrivalWhen arriving at Basra International Airport or Al Najaf International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival for 15 days at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports valid for Iraqi Kurdistan only.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .Canadian 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.
    The Canadian government advises its citizens not to visit Iraq due to the volatile security situation.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
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    Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival for 30 days at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival for 15 days at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.
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    Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • 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 daysRequirement updated .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .Irish citizens can obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 USD.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .Japanese citizens can now obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 USD.
  • 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 Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysValid for 30 days.
    Visa is issued in any port of entry.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival for 15 days at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival for 15 days at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysThe New Zealand government advises its citizens not to travel to Iraq (including the Kurdistan region) due to the volatile and unpredictable security situation, the ongoing thread of terrorism, violent extremism and organised crime.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysThe New Zealand government advises its citizens not to travel to Iraq (including the Kurdistan region) due to the volatile and unpredictable security situation, the ongoing thread of terrorism, violent extremism and organised crime.
  • Visa On ArrivalVisa on arrival at Al Najaf International Airport or Basra International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On ArrivalRemarks updated .When arriving at Al Najaf International Airport, Erbil International Airport, Sulaimaniyah International Airport or Basra International Airport.
    You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
  • 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 daysDue to safety concerns, the Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Iraq.
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    Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa On ArrivalRemarks updated .When arriving at Basra International Airport or Al Najaf International Airport.
    You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
  • 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.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
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    Visa On ArrivalRemarks updated .Visa on arrival when arriving at Basra International Airport, Al Najaf International Airport, Erbil International Airport or Sulaimaniyah International Airport.
    You can apply for an e-Visa (30 days) to visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
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    Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .British citizens can obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 USD.
    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 Arrival60 days
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    Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival

eVisa / On Arrival

On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / authorization is available to passport holders of 1 country to travel to Iraq.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysOn 15 March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at Iraq, passport holders of 176 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, Israeli nationals can only enter Iraq via the following airports: Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU).
    Part of the Arab League boycott of Israel.
    Defined as an enemy state under Israeli law.
  • Entry RefusedSince 2004, it has been recommended to refrain from entering Iraq due to the danger of Al Qaeda, and since August 7, 2007, penalties have been introduced for Koreans entering Iraq.

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