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Security Alert – Iraq – March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020

Location: Iraq

Event: Due to heightened regional tensions and in an abundance of caution, both visa and American Citizen Services appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are canceled from March 15-19, 2020.  Applicants should reschedule their appointments online using available dates.  U.S. citizens in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region who need emergency services can contact ErbilACS@state.gov.  Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is still closed for public services.  U.S. citizens elsewhere in Iraq should contact BaghdadACS@state.gov for emergency assistance.

Actions to Take:

  •     Review your personal security plans
  •     Be aware of your surroundings
  •     Keep a low profile