The British Embassy in Iraq maintains and develops relations between the UK and Iraq.

Our work covers a range of issues including trade and investment, education, culture, development, energy and climate security and defence.

Find out more on our UK and Iraq news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Iraq. You can access UK government services while in Iraq.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Iraq, see our Iraq travel advice 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 Baghdad 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

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.

Apply online for 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.

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 Erbil.

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.

Our people

Stephen Hickey

British Ambassador to Iraq

Contact us

British Embassy Baghdad, main contact

British Embassy Baghdad
International Zone

Our staff are working remotely as our building is closed. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. However, we are available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British National’ to speak to an officer. If you need urgent help, call +44(0)1908 516666.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

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