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  • Commercial Attaché Keith Curtis Introduces U.S. Franchise Representatives

    American Franchises in Iraq

    On Monday, March 17, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires, John Desrocher, joined the Chairman of the Iraqi National Investment Commission, Dr. Sami Al Araji, to open a two-day series of “Developing Franchise Opportunities in Iraq” meetings in Baghdad.

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  •  Tariq Snare jams with guitarist. (Photo by U.S. Embassy Baghdad)

    Arts Envoy Drums for Diplomacy

    Arts Envoy Tariq Snare hosted music workshops and presentations for Iraqi youth and jammed with local Iraqi musicians from February 16-25 in Baghdad.

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  • Educational & Cultural Joint Coordination Committee

    Educational & Cultural Joint Coordination Committee

    The fourth meeting of the U.S.-Iraq Joint Coordination Committee on Educational and Cultural Cooperation (JCC) was held in Baghdad on March 6.

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  • Officials and Experts speaking (Embassy Image)

    Capstone Meetings on Economic Development

    The U.S. Embassy’s Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, Robin Matthewman, joined high-level Iraqi officials and international experts in opening a two-day series of “Capstone Meetings” to discuss ways to attract private investment into Iraq.

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Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Iraq Travel Warning

    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation.  This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated September 5, 2013, to update information on security incidents and to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and terrorist violence....

  • Worldwide Caution
    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 25, 2013, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.

Notice to American Citizens


  • The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program benefiting individuals who have been employed by, or on behalf of, the U.S. government in Iraq has been extended through passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2014. The NDAA authorizes the issuance of 2,500 immigrant visas after January 1, 2014 to qualified principal applicants. For the most recent information regarding the SIV program, please visit:

American Citizen Services

  • American Citizen Services: If you have an emergency (death, serious injury, abduction, or imminent threat to safety), we have several different numbers for you to reach us.

    For Emergencies Only:

    From Iraq: 0770-443-1286 or 0760-030-4888

    From the United States: 011-964-770-443-1286 or
    301-985-8841 ext. 4888

    The Consular Section will not accept phone calls about visa cases. If you have questions about a visa to the United States, please contact one of our visa units.

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