The British Consulate-General in Erbil represents the UK government in Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq.
If you’re travelling in Erbil, see our Iraq about coronavirus (COVID-19).
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
Whilst measures remain in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, we currently advise against all travel to Iraq due to suspension of flights and curfews in federal Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq. If you remain in country during this time you are advised to comply with the local authorities regarding local restrictions in place until curfews are lifted and commercial flights resume.
If you’re in Iraq and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online
If you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +44(0)1908 516666.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer some notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit, witness a signature and make a certified copy of a British passport. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide in Erbil.
Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Iraq.
We also provide services in Baghdad.
Development work in Iraq
The government of Iraq needs continued international support to address the immediate humanitarian crisis and deliver longer-term reform and reconciliation so that it can deliver a more inclusive, prosperous and stable country for Iraq’s people.
Find out more in the country profile for Iraq.
British Consulate General Erbil