Information Regarding Ongoing Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) Performance Issues and Steps Taken
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The Department of State continues to work to restore our visa system to full functionality.
We anticipate it will take weeks to resume full visa processing capacity.
Welcome to the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil.
We provide visa services to Iraqis and citizens of other countries who reside in Iraq and wish to enter the United States temporarily for business, study, or pleasure.
Visas (NIV) are for international travelers, (citizens of other
countries), coming to the United States temporarily.
This visa allows you to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry (an airport,
for example) and request permission of the Department of Homeland
Security immigration inspector to enter the U.S. A visa does not
guarantee entry into the United States.
International travelers come to the U.S. for a wide variety of reasons, including tourism, study, business, medical treatment and certain types of temporary work.
For more information about the various nonimmigrant visa categories, please click the visa categories link on the menu.
Please click here to read our Customer Service Statement for Visa Applicants.
Immigrant Visas and Diplomatic visas are processed exclusively at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
updated June 13, 2013
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