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Visa Iraq

Hey,
I’m going to Iraq and applied for a visa at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington two weeks ago.
Does anybody have an idea about how to speed things up there?
Is there anybody who went through this visa thing recently and can tell me how long it took?

Thanks a lot.

Christoph.

by [a former member] at 2005-03-02 19:48:33 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) New York , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hi Christoph,
there are a few companies that specialize in processing and expediting visas and travel documents. I’ve used Visa Advisors…
I think it’s www.visaadvisors.com

for a fee, they’ll handle applications, and usually for a larger fee, they’ll handle them faster.

by teru kuwayama | 07 Mar 2005 09:03 | bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Hey,
Since when did they (Americans,Iraqis) require visas? Are there now Iraqi soldiers/police manning the border? I seem to remember US soldiers just waving everyone across if they didn’t look arab.

Derek

by Derek Henry Flood | 07 Mar 2005 10:03 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
that was a while ago, iraqis started stamping passports more than a year back.

by teru kuwayama | 07 Mar 2005 11:03 | bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Hey Teru,

Thanks for the info.
Do you remember how long it took to get the visa?

Christoph.

by [former member] | 07 Mar 2005 16:03 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Christoph,

I spent last summer in Iraq, there were indeed Iraqi’s stamping passports at the airport, but you didn’t need a visa, they just stamped your book. Kinda’ like going to Mexico, kinda.
have fun……and beware of the hotel Al Fanar, and parked cars…

by [former member] | 07 Mar 2005 19:03 | Oakland, United States | | Report spam→
yes same as eros. I never got a visa. my visits were pre “handover”, so I just rolled across the jordanian border. the first time, it was us soldiers waving us through, the second time there was an iraqi official of some kind stamping passports, but it was just entry and exit stamps, no visas.

by teru kuwayama | 08 Mar 2005 00:03 | bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→

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