Australian Embassy
Iraq

Services for Australians

Consular Services

If you are an Australian in need of urgent consular assistance contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 within Australia. Alternatively, you can contact the Australian Embassy in Baghdad during business hours:

Telephone: +964 780 923 7565

E-mail: consular.baghdad@dfat.gov.au

Access to the Australian Embassy in Baghdad is strictly by prior appointment.  To make an appointment please phone or email us.

The Australian Government, through its consular officers, endeavours to provide assistance to Australian citizens within their limits. Australians who choose to travel overseas should be as prepared and self-reliant as possible. Our Consular Service Charter outlines what the Embassy and its consular staff can and can't do to assist you.

The provision of consular services to Australians in Iraq is extremely limited due to the safety and security environment.  If you are a dual national in your country of other nationality, we may be further limited in the assistance we can provide to you.

Consular Privacy Collection Statement

Providing consular assistance to Australians overseas is a core function of DFAT. In order to provide effective consular assistance, DFAT is required to collect, use and disclose an individuals’ personal information.

The privacy of consular clients and their families is a fundamental aspect of managing consular cases. This statement outlines how DFAT collects, uses, discloses and stores personal information related to consular cases in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. This notice is provided pursuant to Australian Privacy Principle 5. To read the statements please see the Privacy Statement.

Travel Information for Australians

Read the Australian Government’s latest travel advice for Iraq on Smartraveller and register your travel so that we may be able to contact you in the event of an emergency.

 

Notarial Services

Notarial and passport services are by appointment only.

The Australian Embassy in Baghdad can provide a limited range of notarial and documentary services for a fee. These include:

  • issuing Apostille and/or Authentication certificates. These certificates legalise the signatures and/or seals on Australian public documents.
  • certifying copies of Australian documents or documents intended for use in Australia
  • witnessing signatures on Australian forms
  • witnessing the signing of Australian Statutory Declarations
  • witnessing the making of an Australian Affidavit
  • issuing a Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage (CNI)

Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice.

Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.

See Passport and Notarial Services Fees

 

Passports Services

Notarial and passport services are by appointment only.

Passport applications, including renewals, must be lodged in person.  For children’s applications (18 years old and under) a parent/person with parental responsibility for the child must lodge the application in person.

Complete your application form online at www.passports.gov.au and print it out for lodgement.

Quick guide to applying for a passport overseas

Passports are printed in Australia. After an interview has taken place and the application has been accepted for lodgement, it generally takes around 4–6 weeks for the passport to be delivered to the Embassy. The applicant is then contacted to arrange a time to collect the passport.

See Passport and Notarial Services Fees

 

Visas and Immigration

The Australian Embassy in Baghdad does not issue visas or provide advice about visas or migration to Australia. The Australian Embassy in Amman manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Iraq. Enquiries regarding visas, immigration or citizenship should be directed to the Australian Embassy in Amman immigration.amman@dfat.gov.au.

You can apply online for most Australian visas and citizenship through ImmiAccount. This is the preferred and most efficient way to apply.

 

تأشيرات الدخول والهجرة

 

لا تصدر السفارة الأسترالية في بغداد تأشيرات دخول ولا تستطيع تقديم المشورة بشأن تأشيرات الدخول أو الهجرة إلى أستراليا. تتولى السفارة الأسترالية في عمان كافة معاملات تأشيرات الدخول والجنسية للعراقيين والأجانب المقيمين في العراق. يرجى توجيه كافة الاستفسارات المتعلقة بالتأشيرات والهجرة والجنسية إلى السفارة الأسترالية في عمان طريق البريد الإلكتروني التالي:  immigration.amman@dfat.gov.au.

 

بالإمكان التقديم لأغلب معاملات تأشيرات الدخول والجنسية الأسترالية الكترونيا من خلال حساب الهجرة والتي تعتبر الطريقة الافضل والأكثر فعالية.