Iraq

Your Expat
Community in Iraq

Connect with fellow expats in Iraq
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Iraq guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Iraq

Mathias Döringer

"Iraqi bureaucracy is very different to what I know from Europe. Sharing experiences with fellow expats helped me to overcome many obstacles."

Isabella Martinez

"As you can imagine, expat living in Baghdad is difficult at times. The InterNations community helped me a lot to cope with the daily challenges!"

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Iraq!

As-salām 'alaykum! InterNations warmly welcomes you to Iraq. Iraq can, at first glance, appear a little intimidating for any new expatriate due to decades of war and strife. Security is most often the number one concern of expats moving to the country and that’s why speaking to our community of expats in Iraq can help you with your move. InterNations can provide invaluable support during your stay in Iraq.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Netherlands or Indonesia.

Join Our Exciting Events in Iraq

Attend our monthly events and activities for Iraq expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Iraq Expat Guides

  • Moving to Iraq

    Iraq may not be the first destination that comes to mind when thinking of expat life. However, with the country's revival, moving to Iraq may still be of interests. You can read up on the country and its people, as well as visas, in our Expat Guide on moving to Iraq.
  • Living in Iraq

    Iraq has long been in the news for the wrong reasons, but this intriguing country is on a comeback, and with rebuilding well under way, many expats are heading to the country to experience its charms. This section of our guide presents Iraq's healthcare, transportation and safety conditions.
  • Working in Iraq

    Expats are extremely valued assets in Iraq, and the country's recovering infrastructure means that there is an abundance of jobs. In this section of the Expat Guide we take a thorough look at Iraq’s general economy, job market and income taxation code.

Exchange Tips about living in Iraq

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Iraq expat forums.

Settling In as an Expat in Iraq

Iraq is a nation where the roots of human history run deep. It was the very cradle of human civilization some 6,000 years ago where man erected the first cities to ever be built in what was then Mesopotamia. What followed was thousands of years of glorious advancement, as Iraq acted as the focal point and crossroads for an assortment of human cultures. However, fast forward to today and most people think of the recent years of conflict that Iraq has endured. While the country still has its fair share of difficulties, its oil industry is beginning to grow once more and there are many opportunities for expats. Connect with our Iraqi expat community to discover job opportunities within the country, as well as ways for you to relax in secure surroundings.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Italy or United Arab Emirates, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Get a Head-Start on Building Your Network in Iraq

The InterNations Iraq expat community is essential for any new arrival to the country. Our networks of friendly expats are like you and have experiences of moving and working in Iraq that will help you to settle in. Whether you’re moving to Baghdad, Mosul, Basra, or elsewhere, our community can give you all the inside tips to help you feel at home as soon as possible. Our members can answer any questions you might have; from househunting to work permits, our expats can assist you. Don’t forget we also offer a range of events to help you meet your fellow expats, as well as get-togethers so you can let your hair down!

Mathias Döringer

"Iraqi bureaucracy is very different to what I know from Europe. Sharing experiences with fellow expats helped me to overcome many obstacles."

Isabella Martinez

"As you can imagine, expat living in Baghdad is difficult at times. The InterNations community helped me a lot to cope with the daily challenges!"

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