Visa extension for foreigners

Any foreigner who officially visits the Kurdistan Region through the border points or international airports is initially issued a visa for a period of thirty (30) days Officially have the right to stay in the Kurdistan Region
But If the foreigner wishes to stay in the Kurdistan Region for longer than this period, he/she must apply for a visa extension in order to be officially entitled to stay in the Kurdistan Region.
Responsible Entity Information

Address of citizens to visit provincial residence directorates

Office Hours
(8:30) a.m. to (2:30) p.m.
Erbil Residence Directorate
Erbil / (32) Park / Next to Passport Building
Email: erbil.residence@moi.gov.krd
Sulaimani Residence Directorate
Sulaimani / Nargis neighborhood / near Sulaimani Police Directorate / behind Binayi petrol station
Email: info@sulresidence.com
Duhok Residence Directorate
Duhok / Shindukha
A foreigner who has entered the Kurdistan Region on an official visa through a border crossing or airport has the right to extend his visa for thirty (30) days.
The foreigner should be tested for communicable diseases (HIV, B and C virus hepatitis, malaria, bilharzia) during the first extension.
A foreigner can apply for a visa extension up to three (3) times, and for labor companies the right to extend a visa for foreign labor is two (2) times after that which he must apply for a residence card.
The foreigner applying for the visa extension must have no criminal record in the Kurdistan Region.
Foreigners must visit the relevant Residence Directorate before the expiration of their visa, in order to extend their visa, otherwise they will be subject to a late penalty of (20,000) twenty thousand dinars per day.
one (1) to two (2) working days.
According to Directive No. (1) of 2021, the following guidelines for issuing electronic visas and residence permits in the Kurdistan Region:
- (100,000) one hundred thousand dinars for visa extension for each time.
- (10,000) ten thousand dinars administrative fees.
- (20,000) Twenty thousand dinars late penalty for each day.
The foreign visits the relevant residence department according to geographical boundaries.
He visits the Visa Extension Room in order to submit an application, visa extension and forward his name to the Central Laboratory electronically for health test.
After twenty-four hours of test, the results are returned electronically to the relevant residence department. The foreign visits the visa extension room to prepare the visa extension form and pay fees, at the same time the visa extension stamp is issued to his or her passport.
Application Form
پێویستە فۆرمی داواکاری هاوپێچ بکرێت، ئەگەر هەبێت.
External Services
پێویستە خزمەتە پەیوەندیدارەکان دەستنیشان بکرێن، ئەگەر هەبن.
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Last updated17-03-2024


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