Your Expat Community in Iraq

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  • Join exciting events and groups

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  • 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.

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.

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Join Our Online and In-Person Events in Iraq

Attend our many events to get to know like-minded expats, both in Iraq and around the world! Our new online events even let you find connection and inspiration without leaving your home.

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Exchange Tips about living in Iraq

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

  • Security, travel and work environment in Basra
    6 replies
    Dec 5, 7:22 PM
    Community member

    Most Welcome Joan, Good luck in Basra :) if u have decided to move. cheers,

  • moving to iraq!???
    6 replies
    Dec 27, 8:58 AM
    Community member

    Oh ok, so there are no laws against me and my girlfriend living together then? Because in dubai its not allowed! Thanks again mohammad!

  • ain kawa
    9 replies
    Jan 7, 1:18 PM
    Community member

    Hi there Patrick, Don't be so pessimistic, there is a community in Erbil but it is very hard to make meetings because a lot of them don't show up in the meetings. We held some meetings before, …

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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 420 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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