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Visa Requirements for Iraqi Citizens
Visa requirements for nationals of Iraq are administrative entry restrictions for citizens of Iraq imposed by the authorities of other sovereign states. On the Henley Passport Index, the Iraqi passport is ranked as the 106th in terms of travel freedom, as Iraqi nationals can travel to around 20 countries visa-free or without having to obtain a visa in advance.
On this page, Iraqi citizens planning a trip to a foreign country can check the visa requirements they need to meet and see if they need to obtain a travel document to gain entry to their destination country.
The visa requirements for Iraqi citizens vary depending on the purpose of the visit and the intended length of stay.
The visa-exempt countries for Iraqi passport holders usually allow visits for tourism, transit, or business purposes and for short stays that vary from a maximum of 21 days to 3 months.
For several other countries, although a regular visa is not necessary, Iraqi travelers are required to obtain an electronic visa (eVisa) or an electronic travel authorization, which are easily obtained through an online application.
If an Iraqi national is planning a trip to certain visa-required countries, it is mandatory to apply for this authorization at the nearest embassy or consulate in their country of residence.
The same is true for Iraqi citizens who plan to stay for long periods in a visa-free country or travel to such a country for purposes other than those allowed without a visa, like work or study.
The visa required can differ between an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, or an embassy visa.
Find further information about each visa type in the boxes below.