Australian Embassy
Iraq

About us

About the Australian Embassy in Iraq

Head of Mission

Christopher Langman

Mr Christopher Langman, Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq

Mr Langman is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was Australia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD in Paris from 2008 to 2011. He has previously served as Deputy Head of Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, with earlier postings in Washington and Buenos Aires.

In Canberra, Mr Langman served most recently as First Assistant Secretary, G20 Policy, in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. In DFAT, he served as the head of the Trade and Economic Division (2011-12) and the Office of Trade Negotiations (2005-07). He was Special Negotiator for Agriculture from 2004 to 2005 and Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment from 2002 to 2004.

Contact information

Australian Embassy Baghdad

  • International Zone, Baghdad
  • Mobile: +964 780 923 7565
  • Email:  austemb.baghdad@dfat.gov.au
  • Consular Emergency (24 hours - Australian number): +61 2 6261 3305

Opening hours

The Embassy operates from 8.30am to 4.30pm Sunday to Thursday except for the public holidays listed below.

All services provided by the Australian Embassy Baghdad are by appointment only (+964 780 923 7565 or austemb.baghdad@dfat.gov.au). 

The Australian Embassy is located within the International Zone in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces are responsible for and control all access points into the International Zone. Procedures and requirements for entry into the International Zone are determined by the Government of Iraq and are subject to change on a daily basis. Iraqi security forces can at any time restrict access into and around the International Zone, particularly in response to threats against the International Zone and/or security incidents occurring more widely in Baghdad. For these reasons it may not always be possible for the Embassy to provide Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents with services. Existing appointments may be cancelled with little or no advance notice.

Public holidays - 2017

The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays in 2017:

  • Sunday            01  January  -  New Year's Day
  • Thursday        26 January  -  Australia Day
  • Thursday        13    April  -  Good Friday (in lieu of 14 April)
  • Thursday       11   May  - Shaabanya Ceremony  (in lieu of 12 May) 
  • Sunday           25  June  -  Eid al Fitr (tbc)*
  • Monday          26  June  -  Eid al Fitr (tbc)*
  • Tuesday         27  June  -  Eid al Fitr (tbc)* 
  • Thursday       31  August  -  Eid al Adha (in lieu of 1 September) (tbc)* 
  • Sunday           3    September  -  Eid al Adha (tbc)* 
  • Monday          4    September -  Eid al Adha (tbc)*
  • Sunday           1    October  -  10 Muharam (in lieu of 30 September) (tbc)* 
  • Thursday       12  October  -  Arbaeen Imam Hussain (in lieu of 11 October) (tbc)* 
  • Monday          25  December  -  Christmas Day
  • Tuesday         26  December  -  Boxing Day

 

Visas

Queries regarding visas, immigration and Australian citizenship registration should be sent to the Australian Embassy in Amman: immigration.amman@dfat.gov.au or phone +962 6 580 7070 between 9.00am–12.00pm Sunday to Thursday.