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Iraq Overview

The Republic of Iraq occupies an area that has been home to ancient civilizations, particularly Mesopotamia. One of the most easternmost countries of the Arab world, it is bordered by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, and Iran. The country has a population of 38 million and its major languages are Arabic and Kurdish. Iraq has dry summers and short, cool winters and its capital Baghdad is also the country’s largest city and one of the most populous.

How Strong is the Iraq Passport

The Iraqi passport currently ranks 106th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. Only Afghanistan ranks lower than Iraq. The passport holders of Iraq have limited travel freedom compared to other countries.

Visa Not Required for Iraq Passport Holders

Having an Iraq passport allows entry to 6 countries and territories. List of Iraq passport visa-free entry destinations:

  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • Malaysia
  • Micronesia
  • Niue

Visa on Arrival for Iraq Passport Holders

Iraq passport holders can obtain visa on arrival in the following countries and territories:

  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Lebanon
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka *(eTA)
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda

 

*(eTA): Electronic Travel Authorization

eVisa for Iraq passport holders

Iraqi passport holders are required to obtain an eVisa before arriving in the following countries and territories.

  • Albania
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Colombia
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Moldova
  • Montserrat
  • Norfolk Island
  • Qatar
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Pre-Arranged Visa Required for Iraq Passport Holders

There are 171 countries and territories that require Iraq passport holders to obtain a visa through their embassies and consulates prior to arrival. The visa requirement may be waived off at times, provided that Iraqi citizens meet alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Entry Refused for Iraq Passport Holders

Although the number of countries and territories which allow visa-free access to Iraqis is limited, there is no country or territory that refuses entry to Iraq passport holders.

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