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Iraq Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. The ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty, including arrest, is extremely limited. Private U.S. citizens are strongly discouraged from traveling to Iraq to join in armed conflict. The ...
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U.S. Consulate General Erbil Does Not Process Immigrant Visas

The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil wishes to clarify visa processing information following incorrect reporting in some Iraqi media outlets that the Consulate General processes applications for immigrant visas. The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil does not accept applications for or process immigrant visas. All immigrant visas processing in Iraq is done by the U.S. ...
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Arming Ceremony at Al-Taqaddum Air Base in al-Habbaniya

The Iraqi Security Forces hosted a September 3 ceremony at Al-Taqaddum Air Base in al-Habbaniya, Anbar province, marking the handover of arms and equipment to some 100 tribal fighters who have been enrolled in the Government of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces and trained to liberate and protect their local communities. Anbar Governor Sohaib al-Rawi, Anbar ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens on Registering for October Foreign Service Officer Exam

The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad. If you’re passionate about public service and want to represent the U.S. around the world, a challenging and rewarding career is waiting for you. The opportunity to ...
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