Iraqi Death Certificate

This section explains the requirements for obtaining a Death Certificate for Iraqi nationals in the United States. The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, DC issues Iraqi Death Certificates in cases of death in the States that fall under its jurisdiction – Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. For states that fall outside the jurisdiction of the Consular Section in Washington, DC please contact the Consulate that is responsible for your area for instructions and guidelines on how to obtain Iraqi Death Certificates.

Requirements for Obtaining an Iraqi Death Certificate:
  • Fully completed Iraqi Death Certificate Form (the application is available in the Arabic language only).
  • Original U.S. Death Certificate authenticated from the office of the Secretary of State where the death occurred.
  • Copies of Iraqi Identity Cards (Ahwal Madaneeya) and Iraqi Nationality Certificate (Shahadat Al Jinseeya) of the deceased.
  • A fee of ($15) is collected to authenticate the US death certificate.
  • No fees are charged for this service if the application is submitted no later than 45 days from the decedent’s date of death. $9 (nine dollars) is required for applications submitted after 45 days from the decedent’s date of death be paid in cash along with an addressed pre-paid return envelope with sufficient postage that clearly states the sender’s name .
  • A prepaid and registered postal envelope .
  • A reachable phone number to communicate with the deceased person’s relatives that should record in the Death Certificate Form.
  • Please be advice the Embassy will be only dealing with the following mailing Carrier USPS priority express, UPS, FEDEX.
  • Fulfilling an amount of three thousand dollars and five hundred (3500) for the transfer of the body of Arabs and foreigners for the purpose of burial in Iraq.
  • The embassy is not responsible for any loss or damage due to any mishandling by delivery services.