Iraq gives Iranians Visas Free of Charge

Iraq on Monday began issuing entry visa for Iranians free of charge in a reciprocal move under a deal reached three weeks ago.

As of Monday, Iranians travelling to Iraq could obtain visa free of charge.

The Iraqi cabinet of ministers said the decision that took effect on April 1 has been made as a reciprocal move which had been agreed upon during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to Iraq.

After the conclusion of five agreements between Tehran and Baghdad on March 12, President Rouhani said the two Muslim neighbors have agreed to lift visa requirements for the citizens of both nations, including pilgrims and tourists.

“The Iraqi side currently prefers the visa regime, but there is no payment for a visa, which is a step forward in the process of facilitating the relations between the two nations,” the Iranian president has said in a landmark visit to Iraq.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

2 Responses to Iraq gives Iranians Visas Free of Charge

  1. Ibn Al Iraq 3rd April 2019 at 10:02 #


    GoI should clearly explain to the public the reasons/benefits to Iraq to justify such decision ?

    The parliament should question this action if truly care and wish to protect our interests


  2. Paul 4th April 2019 at 18:58 #

    Looks like Iraq will soon have the same problem the US has workers from other countries getting visiting visas and not returning home because there's no work available! Putting more and more strain on Iraq citizens being able to find work!