Guidance

Iraq: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

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Country policy and information note: medical and healthcare issues, Iraq, January 2021

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Country policy and information note: Sunni (Arab) Muslims, Iraq, January 2021

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Country policy and information note: actors of protection, Iraq, December 2020

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Country policy and information note: internal relocation, civil documentation and returns, Iraq, June 2020

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Country policy and information note: security and humanitarian situation, Iraq, May 2020

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Country information and guidance: female genital mutilation (FGM), Iraq, February 2020

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Country policy and information note: blood feuds, Iraq, February 2020

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Country policy and information note: Ba’athists, Iraq, January 2020

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Country policy and information note: religious minorities, Iraq, October 2019

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Country policy and information note: perceived collaborators, Iraq, February 2019

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Country policy and information note: sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, Iraq, October 2018

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Country policy and information note: Kurdish ‘honour’ crimes, Iraq, August 2017

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Country policy and information note: political opinion in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI), Iraq, August 2017

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Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

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Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 19 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated country policy and information note: medical and healthcare issues, Iraq to January 2021 edition.

  2. Updated country policy and information note: Sunni (Arab) Muslims, Iraq, to January 2021 edition.

  3. Added country policy and information note: actors of protection, Iraq, December 2020.

  4. Updated note on internal relocation, civil documentation and returns.

  5. Updated country policy and information notes on the security and humanitarian situation in Iraq and internal relocation, civil documentation and returns.

  6. Added Country policy and information note: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Iraq, February 2020.

  7. Uploaded Country policy and information note: blood feuds, Iraq, February 2020.

  8. Removed 'Country policy and information note: Ba’athists, Iraq, November 2016' and replaced attachment with 'Country policy and information note: Ba’athists, Iraq, January 2020'.

  9. Updated country information and guidance: religious minorities, Iraq

  10. New medical and healthcare issues guidance.

  11. Uploaded new internal relocation document.

  12. Updated country policy and information note on perceived collaborators, February 2019.

  13. Updated country policy and information note on security and humanitarian situation.

  14. Updated Iraq: Internal relocation, civil documentation and returns

  15. Updated to add Country Policy and Information Note: Iraq: sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, October 2018

  16. Updated country policy and information note: internal relocation, civil documentation and returns.

  17. Note on perceived collaborators added.

  18. Added new country policy and information notes on return/internal relocation.

  19. Updated page with new documents.

  20. New country policy and information notes on return/internal relocation and Sunni (Arab) Muslims.

  21. New country policy and information note on security and humanitarian situation.

  22. First published.