Security Alert – Iraq – 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  Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is still closed for public services.  U.S. citizens elsewhere in Iraq should contact for emergency assistance.

Actions to Take:

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