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Iraq Passport & Visa Requirements

Entry requirements for Americans

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay, and a visa, are required to enter Iraq. US nationals can obtain a visa on arrival at Erbil or Sulaymaniyah Airports for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay, and a visa, are required to enter Iraq. Holders of British passports endorsed British Citizen can obtain a visa on arrival at Erbil or Sulaymaniyah Airports for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Entry requirements for Canada

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay, and a visa, are required to enter Iraq. Canadian nationals can obtain a visa on arrival at Erbil or Sulaymaniyah Airports for a maximum stay of 30 days. They can also apply to extend their stay.

Entry requirements for Australians

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay, and a visa, are required to enter Iraq. Australian nationals can obtain a visa on arrival at Erbil or Sulaymaniyah Airports for a maximum stay of 30 days. They can also apply to extend their stay.

Entry requirements for South Africans

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay, and a visa, are required to enter Iraq.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay, and a visa, are required to enter Iraq. New Zealand nationals can obtain a visa on arrival at Erbil or Sulaymaniyah Airports for a maximum stay of 30 days. They can also apply to extend their stay.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay, and a visa, are required to enter Iraq. Irish nationals can obtain a visa on arrival at Erbil or Sulaymaniyah Airports for a maximum stay of 30 days. They can also apply to extend their stay.

Passport/Visa Note

A vaccination is required for passengers who are older than nine months of age and are travelling from a country with a risk of yellow fever. This includes those transiting for more than 12 hours in an airport located in a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission. Visa extensions are possible by application. Regardless of official guidelines, it is always recommend that travellers' passports have at least six months' validity.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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