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Your embassy will assist you if an emergency (eg. Natural disasters, civil unrest, etc) occur

Why Register with the Embassy

Travel Registration is a service provided by the government. This service allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad to the Department of State so it can be used to assist you in case of an emergency. People residing abroad can also get routine information from their nearest embassy or consulate if registered.

Required Information to Apply

Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

Learn More: Kurdistan eVisa

What you need to know

  • The Kurdistan eVisa is a single-entry travel document that allows you to visit the country for tourist purposes.

  • You can’t do business or study with this eVisa.

  • With the Kurdistan eVisa, you can stay in the country for 30 days, and it is valid for 90 days.

  • With iVisa you can apply 100% online in less than 20 minutes.

  • Your passport needs to be at least 6 months valid after your departure to apply.

  • Use our Visa Checker Tool if you want to know if you need this eVisa to visit Kurdistan.

  • Children also need this visa to enter the country and can’t travel alone.

  • We advise you to apply 3 days in advance.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.

Last updated: July 2023

Apply today for the Kurdistan eVisa with us!

Discover the historic splendor of Kurdistan, a region rich in culture, heritage, and unforgettable landscapes. Whether you're a business traveler, tourist, history enthusiast, or visiting family, acquiring a Kurdistan eVisa is the crucial first step to begin your journey.

The need for physical paperwork is a thing of the past - with just a valid passport, you're a few steps away from exploring this fascinating region.

We provide a streamlined, hassle-free solution for obtaining your Kurdistan eVisa on our simple online application process, all from the comfort of your own home. For an even more seamless experience, download our app and have your eVisa delivered in the shortest possible time.

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What is the Kurdistan eVisa?

The Kurdistan eVisa is a mandatory electronic visa that grants foreign nationals permission to enter and travel within the autonomous Kurdistan Region in Northern Iraq.

The Kurdistan Regional Government introduced the eVisa to simplify the visa application process. It is completed entirely online, eliminating the need to visit an embassy or consulate.

Note that the electronic visa is only valid for entry into the Kurdistan Region and cannot be used for travel into federal Iraq.

Start your application now!

What can you do with the Kurdistan eVisa?

With this visa, it’s possible to:

  • Explore Kurdistan’s cultural and historical landmarks as a tourist.

  • Attend local festivals and events.

  • Visit family or friends living in Kurdistan.

  • Attend non-business related meetings or conferences.

What can’t you do with the Kurdistan eVisa?

Keep in mind that the following activities are not allowed on this visa:

  • Engage in paid work or commercial activities.

  • Conduct business transactions.

  • Provide services to local businesses.

  • Enroll in a full-time, long-term study program.

  • Live in Kurdistan.

  • Overstay beyond the duration specified in your eVisa.

Who can apply for the Kurdistan eVisa?

The Kurdistan eVisa is available to citizens of numerous countries around the world. However, specific eligibility criteria must be met. To apply, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the Kurdistan eVisa.

  • Not currently already hold a Kurdistan Visa.

  • Plan to stay in Kurdistan for a specified period (based on the terms of the eVisa).

  • Intend to travel to Kurdistan is for tourism.

The specific requirements may vary slightly based on the purpose of your visit and your nationality.

Who is eligible for the Kurdistan eVisa?

Several nationalities can apply for the Kurdistan eVisa, including travelers from the United States, Australia, most countries in Europe, and the United Kingdom.

If you want to know if you need this eVisa to enter the region of Kurdistan, you can use our Visa Checker Tool. Just enter your nationality and you start your application if eligible!

Visa-exempt: Who doesn't need to apply for Kurdistan eVisa?

As of March 2023, most travelers to Kurdistan will need a visa.

However, If you were born in Iraq, you don’t need a visa to enter Kurdistan.

Do minors have to apply for the Kurdistan eVisa?

Yes, they do. Children from eligible countries also need this eVisa to enter Kurdistan, and they can’t travel alone.

Kids or other minors not born in Iraq, but traveling with parents born in Iraq won't need a visa.

Apply together as a family.

Kurdistan eVisa validity: How long is the Kurdistan eVisa valid?

This is a Single Entry travel document. That means that you can only enter Kurdistan once during your trip.

The permitted stay in Kurdistan is 30 days Per Entry and you must enter Kurdistan within 90 days after issuance of the eVisa.

Can I extend my Kurdistan eVisa?

If you need to extend your stay beyond 30 days, you can do so for up to 90 days at any of the three KRG Residency Offices in Erbil, Duhok, or Sulaimania.

This extension can be applied twice, not more than 90 days in total. Find the location of the KRG Residency Office in Erbil here.

Kurdistan eVisa: Required documents

To submit an application through us, you only need the following documents to apply:

  • Valid passport: Make sure it is valid for at least six months after your departure and has at least two blank pages.

  • Passport-size photo: Get one affordably and easily through our online photo service.

  • Email address: We will send you the confirmation of your approved eVisa by email.

You may also be asked for:

  • Travel itinerary: A clear outline of your travel plans in Kurdistan, including flight details and accommodation reservations.

  • Proof of financial stability: Such as bank statements.

Upon arrival in Kurdistan, you may also be required to present these documents, so ensure you have copies at hand.

Kurdistan eVisa: Financial requirements

Sometimes, officials may require proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay, flights, and planned activities.

Such financial stability can often be proved with recent bank statements, proof of income, or an employer letter.

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How to apply for the Kurdistan eVisa online

To obtain the Kurdistan eVisa online with us, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1. Fill out your basic details, travel information, and passport info on our website or in the convenient iVisa app.

  • Step 2. Carefully review your application information and choose your preferred processing time. Then, pay the visa fee with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step 3. Upload any required documents and fill out any extra required information, before submitting your application.

We will contact you if we need any more information about your application.

Once the eVisa is approved, you will receive it via email. You should keep an electronic and printed copy of the visa to show on arrival in Kurdistan.

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Kurdistan eVisa costs and processing times

We offer three processing options for the Kurdistan eVisa, depending on your budget and needs:

Standard processing: Get your Kurdistan eVisa in 24 hours for a total fee of USD $160.99.

Rush processing: This option is currently unavailable. It usually takes 4 hours.

Super Rush processing: This option is currently unavailable. It usually takes 30 minutes.

We include the government visa fee of USD $77.00 in our total prices.

Do I need the Kurdistan eVisa to transit through the country?

If you intend to leave the airport you'll require a visa to travel to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. You can no longer get visas on arrival for this region and therefore must apply for an eVisa in advance.

If you plan to travel outside of Kurdistan to other regions of Iraq, you must obtain an Iraqi visa.

These rules can change and vary depending on your nationality so we advise you to check with the nearest Kurdistan embassy about the transit visa requirements for you.

Benefits of getting your Kurdistan eVisa with us

  • Application 100% government-compliant: Our team will review your application and documents to be 100% compliant with government requirements.

  • Simplified form: We offer a simplified form with clear questions to make the process stress-free.

  • Fill out the form at your own pace: Take a break whenever you want and come back to the application to continue where you left off.

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Kurdistan entry requirements or restrictions

Only travelers coming from the Republic of China are required to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Please note that this information changes rapidly. We advise checking with your airline and Kurdistan government website before your trip for updated and current entry requirements.

Can I visit Iraq on my trip to Kurdistan?

Kurdistan is an autonomous region in northern Iraq. In the east, it borders Iran, in the north, it borders Turkey, and in the west, it borders Syria.

It is important to keep in my that you need a separate visa to enter Iraq. Find more info about how to apply for the Iraq Visa here.

Many people travel to Kurdistan for adventure tourism, and the regions boast gorgeous valleys, mountains, forests, and rivers. Mountain climbing is popular at Halgurd, Pera Magrun, Korek, Bradost, Sheren, and the Saffen mountains.

Where can I learn more about the Kurdistan eVisa?

If you have any questions about the Kurdistan e-Visa or other travel document, contact our outstanding customer support team online or by email: [email protected].


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We advise you to apply 3 days in advance to avoid any delays.

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The Kurdistan eVisa is a single-entry eVisa that allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. You can request to extend your stay at the KRG Residency Offices.
Your passport must be at least 6 months valid after your departure and have 2 blank pages.

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