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Nonimmigrant Visas

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.

Nonimmigrant 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 October 23, 2014

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