Iraqi nationality law

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Iraqi nationality is transmitted by the parents.[1]

The code[edit]

The first nationality law was passed in 1924, and on the 6 August that year, all people within the bounds of Iraqi jurisdiction automatically acquired Iraqi citizenship.[2][citation needed]

Dual citizenship[edit]

As per the 2006 reforms, Iraq recognises dual nationality. Prior to then, Iraqi nationals who acquired another citizenship lost their Iraqi citizenship automatically.[citation needed] Some country's nationality laws (among them Japan's) nonetheless require their nationals to choose between keeping that country's citizenship or keeping their Iraqi citizenship.

Travel freedom[edit]

Visa requirements for Iraqi citizens

In 2016, Iraqi citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 30 countries and territories, ranking the Iraqi passport 102nd in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

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