Issuance and renewal of residence cards to foreigners through personal insurance

Issuing residence cards to foreigners who have previously been brought to the Kurdistan Region by companies or foreign workers to work as domestic servants. After the expiration of their residence cards, the employee renew the residence cards for the foreign servants on their own sponsorship.
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
Foreigner shall have attained the age of eighteen (18).
Testing for communicable diseases (AIDS, B and C hepatitis, malaria, Bilharzia).
The validity period of the foreigner’s passport shall not be less than six (6) months.
Having an employment contract between the employer and the foreign worker approved by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs/Labor Directorate.
A normal person shall not insurance more than three (3) foreigners, but if they are members of the same family, according to Article 1, paragraph (10) of Directive No. (1) of 2021, there may be more than three, this is just for family.
If the transaction is to renew the residence card, the foreign servant must request the renewal of the residence card before the expiration of the expiration date, otherwise the employee will be responsible for the late penalty of 20,000 dinars per day.
insurance foreign workers by the sponsor.
Fill out forms (15 and 16).
Work will be done on the statement No. (1) of 2021 on the issuance of electronic visas and residence cards, and the Foreigners Residence Law No. (76) of 2017 of the Iraqi House of Representatives.
National Identity Card and Information Card of employee.
Passport valid for not less than six (6) months.
Forms Nos. (15 and 16).
Accommodation support.
three (3) to five (5) days.
According to Directive No. (1) of 2021, the following guidelines for issuing electronic visas and residence permits in the Kurdistan Region:
- (150,000) one hundred and fifty thousand dinars for issuing a residence card.
- (25,000) Twenty-five thousand dinars residence administration fee for applying for residence permit.
For residence card renewal:
- (150,000) one hundred and fifty thousand dinars in exchange for renewal of all types.
- (25,000) Twenty-five thousand dinars residence administrative fee for renewal of residence.
The penalty for late renewal of residence card for each day of delay is (20,000) twenty thousand dinars.
If the application is submitted through the employee, he/she will visit the relevant residence department and submit the application to the legal department, in order to verify his/her transaction and approve forms numbers (15 and 16).
Visits the Foreigners Room in the Foreign Labor Department, in order to scan all documents and send the name of the foreigner to the Central Laboratory online.
After the test, the results will be returned to the relevant residence directorate after 48 hours. The employee and the foreign worker will visit the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs/Labor Directorate for an interview.
Visits the Foreigners Room, in order to scan the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs interview approval letter and verify the results of the health check referred to the accounting department.
Visits the accounting Room, in order to pay the prescribed fees.
Visits control room, in order to verify final transaction.
Visits the residence card room to collect the residence card and complete the transaction
Application Form
پێویستە فۆرمی داواکاری هاوپێچ بکرێت، ئەگەر هەبێت.
External Services
پێویستە خزمەتە پەیوەندیدارەکان دەستنیشان بکرێن، ئەگەر هەبن.
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Last updated07-04-2024


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