KRG - Directorate of Residency

Unnamed Road, Erbil, Iraq
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About Erbil

Erbil History
Erbil is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world. Its name was mentioned in the historic writings around the year 3000 B.C., as thename of a town full of life, which is a Sumerian property. Accordingto the Sumerian writings, the name of the town at that time was �Urbiliom� in one of the writings of the Sumerian king (Shulgi) around 200 B.C.
The Sumerians are the first people to appear in Mesopotamia and until now, the scientists still do not definitely agree on their origin.It is known so far that the Sumerians are not Semitic, but it is not established whether they are of Caucasian or Mongol origin. Most historians confirm their exodus from Kurdistan (Northern Mesopotamia: current Iraq) towards the sedimentary plain in South Iraq, where they erected cities and built the first civilizations ever in human history. In the second half of the third millennium B.C., the Acadians mentioned the name of Erbil as”Urbil”, whereas the Assyrians have used the name “Arba Ilo” meaning “the four gods”, from the midst third millennium until midst first millennium B.C.; In the epoch of Iranian Empires, the name of Erbil remained as it was “Arba Ilo”, while the Greeks wrote it in different forms: Arbella, Arbelas, Arbilis. Erbil area has witnessed one of the historic battles (The Battle of Arbella or Gaugamela) between Alexander the Great and Achaemenid King Darius in the forth century B.C it means 331 B.C. 
In the books written by Arab and other historians, the name is mentioned in the form of “Erbl”or “Erbil”. The Kurds name their capital “Hewler”, and there are many interpretations of the difference between the terms “Erbil” and “Hewler”. The city of Erbil and the plain next to it have always been an important part of the states that were erected by the peoples of Zagros, that is, the battle of Arbela (Gaugamela) which fell in Erbil between Alexander and Darius, in 331 B.C.

Short-term permissions for residency:

Short term residency is available to foreigners who wish to stay in Kurdistan for longer than the (15) days granted on entry and for up to 3 months. If the holder a residence card issued for this purpose leaves Kurdistan before it has expired, the card will be retained by immigration staff on departure. As fresh residency application should be made on returning to Kurdistan.

The residency permission periods, according to all regulations, instructions issued by interior ministry – KRG needs documents, which are:

  • A support letter form the applicant’s employer and the company registration document in Kurdistan.
  • A written personal guarantee from a person of Iraqi nationality who is a resident of the Erbil Governorate.
  • Evidence that the applicant has undertaken a blood test according to the procedures of the residence office. A form to obtain a blood test appointment can be collected from the residence office as part of the application process. The blood test result can usually be obtained within 2-3 days.

Long term permissions for residency:

Long term residency is available to foreigners who wish to stay in Kurdistan for between 6 and 12 months. Residence cards may be retained by holders leaving Kurdistan for short periods. 

The requirements for obtaining residency are:

  • A support letter form the applicant’s employer and the company registration document in Kurdistan.
  • A written personal guarantee from a person of Iraqi nationality who is a resident of the Erbil Governorate.
  • Evidence that the applicant has undertaken a blood test according to the procedures of the residence office. A form to obtain a blood test appointment can be collected from the residence office as part of the application process. The blood test result can usually be obtained within 2-3 days.
  • Applicants who are citizens of (Asian or African) countries must also obtain approval from the ministry of labor.
  • Applicants from countries are needed approval from security establishments.

Residency Fees

Term

Payment / ID

Long term residency

3.250

Short term residency

2.250

Departure

2.250

Plastic Card

8000

Blood Test

36000


*Fees are not changed without notice. All amounts are in Iraqi Dinar. 
For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.


Fines for out of date resident permit:

Weeks

Fines / ID*

1st week

100.000

2nd week

150.000

3rd week

200.000

4th week

250.000

5th week

300.000

6th week

350.000

7th week

400.000

8th week

450.000

9th week

500.000



*Note: the payment of fines are not exceed more than 500.000 I


Contact Details :

Address : 100 m Road / Opposite Empire Building
Phone : +964 66 264 7407
Email : info@erbilresidency.com 




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Tel +(964) 66 264 7407
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Country Iraq
State/Province Erbil
distance: 6,060 Kilometers
Address Unnamed Road, Erbil, Iraq
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