Iraq

Living and
Working in Iraq

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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!"

Working and living in Iraq with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Iraq? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Baghdad, Mosul or some other international Iraqi city?

The expat relocation to Iraq is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the small coastline bordering the Persian Gulf, getting to know how Iraqi folks celebrate the feast to celebrate the Birth of the Prophet, or acquiring a taste for Iraq’s popular dishes like masgouf…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Iraq. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Costa Rica to living in Argentina.

Top Articles in the Iraq Expat Guide

  • 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.

Reliable Information about living and working in Iraq

Relocating to and living in Iraq necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Iraqi expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Iraq: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Iraqi income tax law?ʺ, ʺAre there any countrywide curfews in place?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Baghdad?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Iraqi residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Iraq is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Iraq is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Iraq. Various topics are covered in our Iraq Expat Guide from education and children, to local organisations & companies or expat institutions and clubs, up to sports & leisure. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWhich medical precautions should I take before and during my stay?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Iraq? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Canada or moving to Kuwait!

From embassies and consulates to cultural institutes –
Advice on living and working in Iraq

In addition, our expat listings for Iraq include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like embassies and consulates or cultural institutes. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Iraq. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm As-salām 'alaykum & hun bi xer hatin among our InterNations members living and working 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!"

Communities in Iraq

Iraq Guide Categories