May 1, 2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the current security situation in Baghdad, the U.S. Embassy is cancelling scheduled Non-Immigrant and Immigrant Visa appointments for Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 as a safety precaution. We will be reaching out to applicants to inform them of their new appointment date shortly.
Welcome to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad!
The Consular Section provides many services, including issuing visas. A visa allows you to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines your eligibility for admission into the United States.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the services we offer. If you have questions about a particular service, please feel free to contact us.
What Types of Visas Are Available?
Temporary Visitor (nonimmigrant) visas for tourism, business, work, or study.
Immigrant Visas to live in the U.S. permanently.
Special Immigrant Visas for Iraqis who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government to live in the U.S. permanently.
Who Needs a Visa?
All Iraqi citizens require specific documentation to enter the United States. Usually, this is a visa.
Travelers holding dual citizenship with the United States may not receive a visa, and must enter the United States using their American passport.