We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Iraq. The British Consulate General in Erbil provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq.

You can access UK government services while in Iraq.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Iraq and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +44(0)1908 516666. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Iraq, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you need an emergency travel document and are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British Consulate-General Erbil if you are not due to travel in the next 24 hours and:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide in Baghdad.

Legalisation services

British Consulate General Erbil provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Iraq.

We also provide services in Baghdad.

Contact us

British Consulate General Erbil

BFPO 5425

If you are a British National requiring urgent consular assistance, outside normal working hours, please call: +44 (0) 207 008 1500

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