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March 12, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: Renew Your Passport Now (March 11, 2023)

Location:  Iraq (countrywide)

Are you a U.S. citizen in Iraq who needs to renew your passport?  You can now renew your passport at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad by scheduling an appointment using this link.  If your passport has expired or will expire in the next six months, please make an appointment to renew your passport as soon as possible.  Our appointments are filling up fast.  If you are in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, please visit U.S. Consulate General Erbil’s website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment.

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad also offers appointments for notarial services; you can schedule an appointment using this link.


To apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, which documents the U.S. citizenship of a child born overseas, or to request other types of assistance, please request an appointment from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad by emailing BaghdadACS@state.gov.


The State Department’s Travel Advisory for Iraq remains at “Level 4:  Do Not Travel,” due to terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, civil unrest, and the U.S. Mission to Iraq’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.  For more information, please visit the Iraq Country Information page on travel.state.gov.  Please also review what the U.S. government can and cannot do to assist you in a crisis overseas.


Actions to Take:

  • Check the validity of your passport.
  • Renew your passport now if it has less than six months of validity.
  • Always carry proper identification.
  • Have a contingency plan that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.



  • U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

+964-760-030-3000 (from outside Iraq)

0760-030-3000 (within Iraq)




  • U.S. Consulate General Erbil, Iraq

+964-66-211-4000 (from outside Iraq)

066-211-4000 (within Iraq)