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Iraq issues 24,319 passports, 2,549 citizenship certificates last week


The Directorate of Civil Status, Passports and Residency issued 24,319 passports and 40,036 other transactions throughout the last week, Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Saad Maan said in a press statement.

The Directorate also issued 55,221 national IDs, 7,838 housing cards throughout Iraq, 2,549 citizenship certificates and 58 naturalization certificates for residents in Iraq, according to the statement.


According to the Iraqi Constitution, anyone born in Iraq, born to an Iraqi father and/or born to an Iraqi mother is considered an Iraqi citizen and can apply for citizenship. Additionally, it is possible to obtain Iraqi citizenship through marriage. On the other hand, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) does not grant citizenship. 

Last Modified: Monday، 25 March 2019 11:20 PM