Basrah is located in the southern-most province of Iraq, near the border with Kuwait. The U.S Consulate General (ConGen) is adjacent to the Basrah International Airport. Normal business hours are Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Consulate General is closed on all American and most Iraqi holidays. Visitors to the Consulate General are admitted by appointment only (see below).
The ConGen serves the four provinces of Iraq’s southern region: Basrah, Muthanna, Dhi Qar, and Maysan. The ConGen consists of an executive office, headed by the Consul General, and sections covering economic and commercial affairs, political affairs, public diplomacy, and issues concerning rule of law, border enforcement (both coastal and land/sea), police development, regional security and regional affairs, management, and U.S. development programs managed by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The Consulate’s consular services are limited to emergency American citizen issues. The Consulate General does not provide visa services or non-emergency American citizen services, both of which are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Callers within Iraq may contact the Embassy at 0760-030-3000 during regular business hours. Callers after regular business hours will receive recorded instructions in English and Arabic for further assistance.
Please note that Consulate security procedures require that all visitors submit to inspection before entering the Consulate grounds. You may not bring luggage, electronics (including mobile phones or PDAs), or photographic equipment into the Consulate.