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Iraqi Kurdistan visa on arrival issued to a national of Singapore
Iraq arrival stamp
Iraq exit stamp

In accordance with the Iraqi law, citizens of all countries require a visa to visit Iraq.[1] However, visitors from certain countries are given a visa on arrival in select airports and certain countries are banned from entering Iraq. [2]

Visa policy mapEdit

Visa policy of Iraq
  Visa on arrival at Basra or Najaf airports
  Visa-free access at Erbil or Sulaimaniyah airports (up to 30 days)
  Visa required

Visa on arrivalEdit

Nationals of the following countries may obtain a visa on arrival at Al Najaf International Airport and Basra International Airport, or otherwise as noted:

  1. May obtain a visa on arrival in any port of entry

Non-ordinary passportsEdit

A visa is not required for holders of diplomatic or service passports for nationals of

  •   Kuwait 30 days
  •   Turkey 45 days
  •   Lebanon 6 months for diplomatic passport holders , 3 months for service passport holders
  •   Iran 30 days
  •   China 30 days only for diplomatic passport

Iraqi KurdistanEdit

Visitors to Iraqi Kurdistan arriving through the Erbil International Airport or Sulaimaniyah International Airport may enter visa-free for up to 30 days (unless otherwise noted) if being holders of one of the following passports: [3]

Entry RefusalEdit

According to IATA, Bangladeshi   citizens are barred from entering Iraq from 14 Aug 2019. This restriction applies even if they have a visa. [2] However, transit is permitted.

Nationals of   Israel are also banned from visiting Iraq in general, except Iraqi Kurdistan where Israeli citizens are allowed to travel.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Important Update". TimaticWeb2. IATA. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  3. ^ [1]