Emergency Contact Information for U.S. Citizens

If you are in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region or seeking services from U.S. Consulate General Erbil, please click here.

If you have an emergency (death, serious injury, abduction, or imminent threat to safety), please phone us at one of the numbers listed below.

For emergencies (such as death, serious injury, abduction, or imminent threat to safety):

  • From Iraq: 0760-030-4100 or 0760-030-4888
  • From the United States:  1-301-985-8841 ext. 4100 or 301-985-8841 ext. 4888

If you are a U.S. citizen in Iraq and in direct danger call 911 immediately!

The U.S. Embassy has limited authority to act in Iraq.  Iraq is a sovereign country and is responsible for the safety of all persons in Iraq, including U.S. citizens.  In emergencies, you should contact the Iraqi authorities directly.

If you have a serious injury or illness, please proceed directly to the nearest hospital or treatment facility. The U.S. Embassy can neither provide nor direct individuals to specific facilities to provide medical care.

What do I report to the U.S. Embassy?

If you are a U.S. citizen with an after-hours emergency, please call our hotline at (+964-0770-443-1286 or 0760-030-4888).

Please report deaths, arrests, and serious injuries or accidents resulting in hospital stays to the U.S. Embassy at

From Iraq: 0760-030-4100 or 0760-030-4888, From the United States:  301-985-8841 ext. 4100

In emergencies, the U.S. Embassy will help you communicate with your family in the United States, understand local procedures, and may be able to provide other assistance, as appropriate.

What if my family needs to reach me?

If your family needs to reach you because of an emergency at home or because they are worried about your welfare, they should call the Department of State’s American Citizen Emergency Center at +001 (202) 647-5225.  The Department of State will relay the message to local consular officers, who will try to locate you, pass on urgent messages, and report back to your family, while acting in accordance with the Privacy Act.