Visitors wishing to extend their stay in the Kurdistan Region beyond a three month period must apply for a Card of Residence.
Below is a general outline of the requirements for obtaining a residency card for an extended stay in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq:
- One will need a sponsor/guarantor,
- Fill out Application
- Undergo a blood test
- Provide 2 Photos
- Clear an investigation
Pictures and blood tests are performed at the KRG Directorate of Residency offices. The fee is 36,000 Iraqi Dinars, and the process usually takes approximately 2-3 hours.
KRG Directorates of Residency in the Region:
Directorates of Residency Address
Erbil Ankawa Area / 100 meter road / next to the Erbil International Airport