Yes - A visa is required for travel to Iraq

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A valid passport and business visa are required to travel to Iraq.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page. The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in Iraq, with at least one blank passport page available for Iraq visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Iraq visas.

Washington D.C.:

You must provide your actual signed passport, including two color copies of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

  • Be valid for the next six months
  • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
  • Not be frayed, torn, separating or altered in any other way


Iraq Visa Application Form:

One original Iraqi visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Official Invitation:

For Los Angeles jurisdiction only:An official invitation/visa approval notification issued by the inviting Iraqi Ministry (this document can be a copy) or a copy of the signed business agreement between the U.S. company and the Iraqi authority in Iraq.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit in Iraq. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Iraq.

The Consulate of Iraq requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate an Iraq Business Cover Letter on-line, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline tickets.


Medical Requirements:

HIV test results are required upon arrival to Iraq. Test results must be certified from the Consulate Section of the Iraq Embassy in Washington, DC and taken within 30 days of intended travel date.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Iraq Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Visas are valid for 3 months and may be extended in Iraq.

Visa Processing Time:

Iraq visas are usually processed once approval is received from the Iraq Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Processing time will vary depending on when the approval is received by the consulate, this can take 3 to 4 weeks or longer. Once approval is received, visas are issued within 2 to 4 business days.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Iraq

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Iraqi Visa

Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266