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About the Australian Embassy in Iraq
Head of Mission
Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq: HE Lyndall Sachs
Australian Embassy Baghdad
International Zone, Baghdad
Tel: +964 01 538 2100
Mobile: +964 780 923 7565
Consular Emergency (24 hours): +61 2 6261 3305
The Embassy is open to the public from 8.30am to 4.30pm Sunday to Thursday except for the public holidays listed below.
The Australian Embassy is located within the International Zone in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces are responsible for and control all access points into the International Zone. Procedures and requirements for entry into the International Zone are determined by the Government of Iraq and are subject to change on a daily basis. Iraqi security forces can at any time restrict access into and around the International Zone, particularly in response to threats against the International Zone and/or security incidents occurring more widely in Baghdad. For these reasons it may not always be possible for the Embassy to provide consular services to clients and existing appointments may be cancelled with little or no advance notice. The Embassy will endeavour to advise clients in advance of their appointment that it will have to be re-scheduled however in some cases this may not be possible.
Public holidays - 2014
The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays in 2014:
Wednesday 1 January - New Year's Day
Sunday 26 January - Australia Day
Sunday 20 April - Good Friday (in lieu of 18 April)
Monday 28 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
Tuesday 29 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
Wednesday 30 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
Sunday 5 October - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Monday 6 October - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Tuesday 7 October - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Wednesday 8 October - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Tuesday 4 November - 10 Muharam
Sunday 14 December - Arbaeen Imam Hussain
Thursday 25 December - Christmas Day
Sunday 28 December - Boxing Day (in lieu of 26 December)
Passport and Consular Appointment System
All Passport and Consular services provided by the Australian Embassy Baghdad are by appointment only.
Appointments for notarial acts and lodgement of passport applications should be made through the Passport and Consular Section by phone (+964 780 923 7565) or email (email@example.com).
Requests for appointments should be made well in advance of the date you plan to attend the Embassy. We are often fully booked several days in advance due to the volume of passport appointments and notarial acts requested.
Passport applicants should note that it can take up to four weeks for the Embassy to receive passports from Australia after a correct application has been accepted. In rare cases, which are out of the Embassy's control, it may take longer than four weeks - ie. Government of Iraq enforced road closures which prevent deliveres to the Embassy.
Please refer to Services for Australians for a full list of Notarial Services provided.
Queries regarding visas, immigration and Australian citizenship registration should be sent to the Australian Embassy in Amman: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +962 6 580 7070 between 9.00am–12.00pm Sunday to Thursday.