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Iraq Visa

Type of Iraq Visas

Business Visa
  • Processing time: 8 to 10 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 5,299/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Iraq for business purpose such as attending conference, seminar, participation in exhibition or commercial events.
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Documents required for samua Visa:

  • Must have Documents for samua Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application form: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Business Covering Letter: from Indian company on company letterhead.
    • Approval Letter: from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iraq. One copy to be faxed directly to the Embassy & one copy to be submitted for visa application.
    • Official Invitation Letter: from host company stating the nature of the business, expected duration of the visit as well as the name and address of the company or institution you are visiting.
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16: for last 3 years
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Medical Certificate: with minimum coverage of EUR 30000 and valid for entire duration of stay
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Iraq Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Iraq from India?

    Yes.Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering the Republic of Iraq.Visas may be obtained from the Embassy of Iraq in India. The Embassy does not issue tourist visas. Applicants can only travel to Iraq for business purpose.

  • add What is the validity of an Iraq Business visa for Indians?

    Approved applicants will be issued single-entry visas valid for three months from the date of issuance. In some cases, multi entry-visas valid for six months and one year will be granted.

  • add How early can I apply for an Iraq visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for an Iraq visa is three months before the intended date of travel to the country. In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted at least fifteen days prior to travelling.

  • add How much does the Iraq Business visa cost?

    • Single entry for 3 months – INR 5,299/-
    • Multiple entry up to 6 months - INR 8,599/-
    • Multiple entry up to 1 year – INR 12,199/-
    • (Please note that Multiple entries are only issued in special cases)

  • add Are the Iraq visa fees inclusive of all charges?

    The Iraq Visa fees are exclusive of taxes and are subject to change as per the Embassy’s notification.

  • add How long does it take to get an Iraq visa for Indians?

    Iraq Visa application is normally processed within 12 working days.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for an Iraq visa application?

      To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    • why are you visiting Iraq
    • how long you intend to stay in Iraq
    • how will you support yourself during your time in Iraq
    • what is the purpose of your visit to Iraq
    • type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • where do you intend to travel following your visit to Iraq
    • if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Iraq

  • add How can I apply for an Iraq visa online?

    • Applying for Iraq visa with Akbartravels.com is an easy and smooth process. All you must do is:
    • Choose your preferred type of Iraq visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa right in your inbox

  • add Which are the necessary documents required to be presented on arrival in Iraq?

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry.
    • Valid Iraq visa
    • Boarding Pass
    • Return ticket to your country or next destination
    • Accommodation proof or invitation letter for family visits
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Iraq (cash, debit/credit card etc)
    • Detailed itinerary of your trip
    • Documents relating to business trip (invitation letter, business card etc)
    • Note: It should be noted that the possession of Visa is not a final authority to enter the Republic of Iraq. The Immigration Officer at the Entry point may refuse a holder of visa to enter, if he is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfil Immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitors in the Republic of Iraq would be contrary to the National Interests

  • add What is the Iraq visa photo size requirement?

      The Iraq visa photo must meet the requirements described below. If not, the application will be delayed until you provide correct photos.

    • Photo must be 45 mm X 35 mm in size
    • The face should cover 80% of the photo
    • In colour. White and black photo won’t be accepted
    • Taken against a plain white background
    • Taken within the last 3 months
    • Your head should face the camera directly. It should not be tilted or turned, even slightly
    • The head must be centred in the image. You must look directly at the camera and show your full face
    • Do not wear sunglasses or tinted/coloured glasses.
    • you normally wear glasses, your eyes must be clearly visible in the photo
    • The photo must be different from the passport photo.

  • add What type of entry does the business visa provide?

    There are single and multiple-entry options for anIraq Visa. The entry type will depend upon the type of visa you apply for.

  • add What is the relationship between the validity of anIraq Visa, number of entries and duration of stay?

    • Validity of anIraq Visa refers to the period within which the visa holder is allowed to enter Iraq.
    • The number of entries refers to the number of times the visa holder is permitted to enter Iraq within the visa’s validity. One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Iraq only once. Whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once within the visa validity.
    • Duration of stay refers to the longest period the visa holder is allowed to stay in Iraq on each visit, and this is counted from the day following entry into Iraq.
    • When all the permitted entries are used up, the visa will no longer be valid. Even if there are unused entries, the visa will no longer be valid if the validity has already expired. In either case, the visa holder should apply for a new visa if another visit to Iraq is planned.
    • The holder of a visa is eligible to enter Iraq at any time prior to the expiry of its validity provided that permitted entries on the visa have not been used up; the holder’s planned duration of stay in Iraq must not exceed the duration stated on the visa.

  • add Are there any chances of my Iraq visa application getting rejected?

      Yes. Like other country visas, your visa application for Iraqcan be rejected for a number of reasons. The most common Iraq visa rejection reasons are:

    • Invalid and damaged Passport
    • Incomplete Visa Application form
    • Applied Wrong visa category
    • Incomplete documents submitted
    • Intention of returning to home country not clear
    • Purpose of travel not clear
    • Insufficient bank balance
    • Criminal history

  • add How can I avoid an Iraq Visa Rejection?

    • While there may be many more reasons for anIraq visa refusal, the most common reasons are mentioned above. If you hope of getting that refusal overturned, or a second application approved or above all just get the Iraq Business visa successfully in the first attempt itself, here are some of the things that you can do to avoid anIraq visa rejection:
    • Make sure your passport meets the standard requirements for applying for Iraq visa online
    • It is really important that you provide all the documents required for your application. Different visa categories require several supporting documents, so it is important to make sure your application is specific to you, and that nothing is missed out.
    • Be clear on your purpose of visit. If travelling for business purpose; specify that and submit documents supporting your business visit such as invitation letter etc
    • Apply for the correct visa category.
    • Make sure that your previous visa is not valid before applying for a new Iraq visa.
    • Submit confirmed return tickets as an assurance that you will return back to your home country & your purpose of travel is temporary.
    • Seek assistance from a reliable travel agent to process your application smoothly without any hiccups. They are professionals who have the right training and knowledge to guide you correctly.
  • add What happens if I overstay the Iraq Visa?

    You will be liable to pay a heavy penalty for overstaying the Iraqvisa. Applicants must take careful note of the validity of their visa and make sure not to overstay, as anyone in breach of the immigration act may be prosecuted and subject to a term of imprisonment or fine or both and also face a ban from entering Iraq.

  • add Can I get the best Iraq Visa offers and discounts from Akbar Travels?

    Yes. Save money, time and energy with our attractive discounts, offers and deals on Iraqvisas.

  • add Do I need travel or medical insurance plan?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrence of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add Do I need to personally visit the Consulate/Embassy to submit my documents?

    No. You are not required to visit theIraq Embassy personally. We will submit the visa application on your behalf.

  • add What is the easiest way to get an Iraq Business Visa?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Iraq visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy or Consulate directly. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Iraq Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Iraq Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Iraq Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Iraq Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Iraq visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Iraq visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Iraq Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Iraq visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Iraq Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Iraq

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Iraq Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Iraq Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Iraq ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Iraq
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Iraq Travel guide

Iraq, officially recognized as the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital and the largest city Baghdad handles most of the trade of the country. Read more

    Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups:

  • Arabs, Kurds, Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians and Kawliya are some of the prominent names to count on. However, with 95% of Muslims as the major residents, the local languages of the country are Kurdish and Arabic.
  • Countered by world-renowned rich and delicious food, Iraq is an amalgamation of fluent history and an even affluent culture that draws travelers in. Encompassing northern Persian Gulf and the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert grace the geography along with two rivers Tigris and Euphrates.
  • Iraq’s condition at present isn’t very tourist-friendly, and the reason behind is the high risk of kidnapping and terrorist violence over U.S. citizens in Iraq. Numerous terrorist and insurgent groups remain active in Iraq, including Da’esh or ISIL.
  • Climatically, most of Iraq has a hot arid climate with a subtropical influence. While summer temperatures hover around an average above 40 °C (104 °F), a frequent exceeding up to 48 °C (118.4 °F) also occurs. The best time to visit Iraq is post-September when, typically, the precipitation is low. The Northern mountainous regions, however, have cold winters with occasional heavy snowfalls, sometimes causing extensive flooding.
  • Backpacking in Iraq is a cool activity. One should definitely enjoy primarily known rich maqam heritage Iraq which has been passed down orally by the masters of the maqam in an unbroken chain of transmission leading up to the present.
  • Iraqi Airways operated the first domestic, commercial scheduled service since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime from Baghdad to Basra, with 100 passengers in a Boeing 727-200, on 4 June 2005. However, as of now, Iraqi Airways has launched flights to Gatwick Airport via Malmö, Sweden from 2010. The best way to travel is taking a flight to Istanbul and maybe cover Turkey by road. Avoid late night drives.
  • What to see in Iraq?

  • It is well understood that when you mention Iraq, you may as well think of smoky battlefields, cruise missiles, and charging tanks. Multiple years of conflict may have besieged this country, and while Iraq continues to struggle with political strife, there is much to see here other than just the scars of war.
  • While the old walled cities speak culture with its numerous medinas, road-side hawkers and narrow by-lanes, this country is also the one that is covered in natural beauty, such as the winding waterways of the mighty Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The country also resonates the might of Alexander the Great. Enlisted below are Top 15 must visit places of Iraq:
  • Erbil
  • Ziggurat of Ur
  • National Museum
  • Basra
  • Karbala
  • Hatra
  • Dur-Kurigalzu
  • Sulaymaniyah
  • Ishtar gate, Babylon
  • Ctesiphon
  • Mosul
  • Dahuk
  • Saddam's Palace, Kirkuk
  • Nineveh
  • Zakho

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Iraq Facts and Figures

Region:
West Asia
Major cities :
Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Mosul
National Day:
3rd October
Capital:
Baghdad
Time in Iraq:
UTC+3 (AST) Read more
Language:
Arabic, Kurdish
Area:
437,072 km2
Population:
7,73,000
Currency:
Iraqi Dinar (IQD)
Main Airlines:
Fly Baghdad, Fly Erbil, Al-Naser airlines, Iraqi Airways
International Airports :
Muthenna Airbase (Baghdad), Basra International Airport, Erbil International Airport
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