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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!"

InterNations – Bringing Together South Africans Living in Iraq

Interested in meeting fellow South Africans in Iraq? Are you looking for trustworthy advice and tips on expat life from your South African countrymen? Or would you like to discover landmarks such as the fertile, settled lands of former Mesopotamia with other South African expatriates?

No matter if you already are an expat in Iraq or still finishing your preparations for your relocation back home in South Africa, InterNations Iraq offers everything you are looking for: our trusted network is the most popular international platform for expats and global minds from all over the world. Of course, we also have a number of South African expats in Iraq among our members, coming from various regions all over South Africa - from Johannesburg, over Cape Town to Durban.

Meet other South Africans at our events in Iraq

Attend our monthly events and activities for South Africans 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.

Get Tips and Info on Life in Iraq from South African Expats

Being an expat in Iraq means much more than packing your belongings and taking care of paperwork. Keeping in touch with your South African compatriots is a big part of the expat experience and can help you understand the Iraqi people and their culture better. With InterNations, meeting other South Africans in Iraq is a breeze, no matter if you are in Mosul, Baghdad, Basra or any other expat magnet across the country. Just take our network of South Africans in Baghdad, for example.

If you are in the mood to speak your mother tongue again, to learn about the best spots to shop for South African food, or to discuss your favorite sports team’s latest match, join the South African InterNations Community:

  • In our huge expat network, you can easily find like-minded expatriates from South Africa.
  • Our Iraq Expat Forums are a great place to share experiences and advice – for example how to find a nanny speaking your language or where to get bobotie in Baghdad...
  • The InterNations Places database for Iraq helps you find institutions like the nearest South African embassy.

From the fertile, settled lands of former Mesopotamia to the small coastline bordering the Persian Gulf, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly South African expats in Iraq.

Meet Fellow South Africans in Iraq at Our Many Expat Activities

Participating in our regular expat events and activities in Iraq is another wonderful advantage of your membership. Our events cater to virtually all interests, ranging from a nice dinner with your fellow expats to enjoy some famous masgouf, Iraq’s national dish, to large expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in some of Baghdad’s most exclusive locations. Looking for a weekend getaway? Simply join one of our expat excursions with a group of fellow South Africans in Baghdad and discover the vast Iraqi desert, Lower Mesopotamia, the cradle of ancient civilizations, and other impressive landmarks across Iraq.

Our events and activities are a great way of meeting fellow expats from South Africa and all around the globe in a casual atmosphere. Does this sound interesting to you? Then sign up for membership and you’ll hear a heartfelt Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo from our South Africans living in Iraq!