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.
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 people who worked 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.
The Consular Section is located on the Embassy compound on Al Kindi Street within the International zone. Please enter through the Consular Portal off of Al Kindi Street. Weapons are not allowed in the Consular waiting room and parking is limited.
We hope that this web site will answer most of your questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us.
Diversity Visa Scam Alert
Many Iraqis are getting e-mails from criminals pretending to be the Department of State.
The Department of State does not notify Diversity Visa lottery winners by e-mail.
Many of these e-mails ask you to send money by Western Union to the following address in London:
24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 2LQ
This is the physical address of the U.S. Embassy in London, but this is a trick: the money will go to the criminal somewhere else in the world.
To learn more about DV scams and what you can do, please read the Department of State's DV Scam Warning