How to Apply

As of January 1, 2020, all consular services are suspended at U.S. Embassy Baghdad.

Nonimmigrant Visa

Nonimmigrant visa applicants can apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate in another country or at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil. For more information regarding applying for nonimmigrant visas, please visit travel.state.gov.

Immigrant Visa

The National Visa Center will reassign all immigrant visa, refugee follow-to-join, and asylee follow-to-join applications that were originally destined for U.S. Embassy Baghdad to U.S. Embassies Ankara, Abu Dhabi, or Doha. The Kentucky Consular Center will reassign all diversity visa and fiancé(e) visa applications that were originally destined for U.S. Embassy Baghdad to U.S. Embassies Ankara, Abu Dhabi, or Doha. Inquiries regarding case reassignments may be sent to the National Visa Center via  https://nvc.state.gov/inquiry.

If you interviewed at U.S. Embassy Baghdad prior to December 31, 2019, but your application was refused under Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act pending the submission of additional documentation, please contact the Immigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad by e-mail at BaghdadIV@state.gov. If your initial interview was scheduled to take place at U.S. Embassy Baghdad after January 1, 2020, or if your interview was not yet scheduled your visa application will be reassigned as noted above.

You may request that your application be transferred to a different U.S. embassy or consulate other than those in Ankara, Abu Dhabi, and Doha. To request the transfer, directly email the U.S. embassy or consulate to which you would like your application to be transferred. Unless you are a citizen or resident of the country in which that U.S. embassy or consulate is located; however,  your application transfer request may be refused.