Visa policy of Iraq

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Visa policy of Iraq
  Visa-free access at Baghdad Airport
  Visa on arrival at Basra or Najaf airports
  Visa on arrival at Erbil or Sulaimaniyah airports

In accordance with the law, citizens of all countries require a visa to visit Iraq.[1] All visitors, except those arriving at Basra or Iraqi Kurdistan, must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Only the citizens of  Turkey may enter Iraq without a visa and only if arriving at Baghdad International Airport directly from Turkey or can obtain a visa on arrival at Al Najaf International Airport.[2]

Nationals of  Bahrain and  Saudi Arabia can obtain a visa on arrival at Basra International Airport and Al Najaf International Airport.[3][4]

Iraqi Kurdistan[edit]

Visitors to Iraqi Kurdistan arriving through the Erbil International Airport or Sulaimaniyah International Airport may obtain a visa on arrival valid for 15 days if they are holders of one of the following passports:[5]

1 - except Switzerland

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
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