US Suspends Consular Operations at Embassy

Due to militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all public consular operations are suspended until further notice.  All future appointments are cancelled.

U.S. citizens are advised to not approach the Embassy.  The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil is open for visa and American Citizen Services appointments.

U.S. citizens in Iraq or those concerned about family in Iraq should contact the Department of State at +1-202-501-4444 or toll-free in the U.S. at 1-888-407-4747.

Actions to Take:

  • Do not travel to Iraq
  • Avoid the U.S. Embassy and areas of demonstrations
  • Monitor local and international media for updates


  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

(Source: US Embassy)

One Response to US Suspends Consular Operations at Embassy

  1. Eng.siham 2nd January 2020 at 19:53 #

    We, the Iraqi people, are victims of political conflicts between the American and Iranian government. We do not hate anyone and do no harm to anyone, but we want to live in peace. We wish peace to all peoples. We reject Iraq as a battlefield between America and Iran.