Issuance and renewal of residence cards to foreigners through consulates

Issuance and renewal of residence cards for foreigners who working in consulates and Representatives in the Kurdistan Region. This card is valid for six months or one year and can be renewed after that period.
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
The foreigner must have the support of the consulate or representative office of the country where the application is submitted, and It will be directed to the Relevant Residence Directorate through the Foreign Relations Office.
For foreigners from countries that require an advance visa to enter the Kurdistan Region, their residence card must be requested by the same consulate that issued the visa.
The validity period of the foreigner’s passport shall not be less than six (6) months.
If the transaction is to renew the residence card, the old residence is requested, He must apply for the renewal of his residence card before the expiration of the expiration date, otherwise he will be subject to a late penalty of (20,000) twenty thousand dinars per day.
One (1) photograph.
For renewal transactions, bring your previous residence card and one (1) photograph.
Two (2) working days.
It is free of charge for consular employees, but for their families and children according to the type of residence card will be charged according to Directive No. (1) of 2021 on issuing electronic visas and residence in the Kurdistan Region.
The application is submitted to the relevant residence department through a representative of the Foreign Relations Office.
He visits the director's room, in order to approve orders.
Visits the room for issuing residence cards to foreigners working in consulates, in order to verify documents and issue residence cards.
Application Form
پێویستە فۆرمی داواکاری هاوپێچ بکرێت، ئەگەر هەبێت.
External Services
پێویستە خزمەتە پەیوەندیدارەکان دەستنیشان بکرێن، ئەگەر هەبن.
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پێویستە ئەم خزمەتە لەلایەن بەڕێزان وەزیر/سەرۆکی دەستە و بەڕێوبەری گشتی دیوان و لیژنەی خزمەت واژوو بکرێت.
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Last updated17-03-2024


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