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U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to the American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation

If you have an emergency (death, serious injury, abduction, or imminent threat to safety), please click here.

Public hours for American Citizen Services are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 1:30pm to 3:00pm by appointment only. We are closed on U.S. and Iraqi holidays.

If you are interested in Passport & Citizenship services, such as applying for a new U.S. passport, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, notary services, or any other U.S. citizen service, click here.

The Consular Section is located on the U.S. Consulate General Compound in Erbil, Ankawa, Ishtar Street, next to the Ankawa Police Station.

Contact Information


For emergencies (such as death, serious injury, abduction, or imminent threat to safety): 

  • During business hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday (local Erbil time is seven hours ahead of the East coast time for the United States)
  • From Iraq: 0770-443-1100
  • From the United States: 011-964-770-443-1100
  • After hours emergencies and on weekends (Friday, Saturday & Holidays):
  • From Iraq: 0770-443-4396
  • From the United States: 011-964-770-443-4396

There is no other information, including visa information, available at this phone number; it is only for emergencies for U.S. citizens.

For visa information or questions, you must email the visa unit at

The Consular Section currently only accepts cash (USD) for payment of passport, citizenship and notary service fees.

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