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General Visa Information

New Iraqi Passport Requirements

The United States Government recently announced the following regulations regarding visa processing for Iraqi passports:

  • H and G series Iraqi passports = valid for visa processing and travel to the US.
  • M and N series passports = current visas are valid for travel to the US as long as presented together with a G series passport. No new visas will be issued in M and N series passports.
  • S series passport = not valid for visa processing or travel to the US.

Please note that the US Consulate General in Dubai only accepts visa applications from Iraqi passport holders with an An Iraqi D, E, or G-Series passport valid for travel to the United States. Applications will not be accepted without an D, E, or G-Series passport.

All applicants for U.S. visitor visas must have an interview appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting our online appointment system 24 hours a day, any day of the week. Consulate staff cannot schedule or confirm appointments.

The U.S. Consulate General in Dubai recommends correspondence by e-mail at

Please click here: General Instructions for Visa Applicants, for more information on the application process.

Average Appointment Wait Times

Visa Processing

All applicants should be aware that the times given above are AVERAGES, and that the processing time of a specific case can vary due to individual circumstances and other special requirements.

Please note that due to mandatory processing requirements, the average processing time for Iranian nationals is 3-6 weeks.