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Visa on arrival

Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. They can obtain a 30-day tourism or visit visa on arrival.

A

Australia

Austria

B

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

C

Canada

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

D Denmark
E Estonia
F

Finland

France

G

Germany

Greece

H Hungary
I

Iceland

Iran

Ireland

Italy

J Japan
K Kuwait
L

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Lebanon

M

Malta

N

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

P

Poland

Portugal

Q Qatar
R Romania
S

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

T Turkey
U

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Please Note:

  • The visit visa is extendable and can be converted to a work visa. The total validity would be 45 days from the date of the entry. This extension can be applied twice, not more than 90 days in total.
  • Visitors must ensure that the time remaining until their passport’s expiration date is not less than 6 months.

Pre-arranged entry permits

Anyone who does not have the privilege of getting a visa-free entry or a visa on arrival will require an entry permit prior to arrival into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Please contact the nearest KRG office abroad.

Type of entry permit

 The entry permit you need depends on the purpose of your visit. It could be for:

  • Tourism
  • Visit
  • Work
  • Study
  • Family Reunion