Certain Provisions of the Relevant Laws
First – Provisions of the births and deaths law:
Law of births and deaths registration number 148 for the year (1971) , and its amended
Article V :
1 . The sponsored of a born outside Iraq need to tell the Iraqi mission or any other health competent authority in Iraq about the childbirth within a period of sixty days.
2 . The Iraqi mission or its substitute to issued a certificate with four copies according to the foreign birth certificate and send the first copy ( of the Civil Status ) and the third copy ( of the computer ) to the Ministry of Health / Directorate of Statistics and then delivered to the stakeholders and the Iraqi mission saves the fourth copy .
Article X :
1 . When a death happened outside Iraq ,the relatives of the dead asks the Iraqi mission or its substitute during forty five days to organize a certificate.
2 . The Iraqi mission or its substitute Issues four copies , according to the foreign death certificate recognized by the country in which the death occurred, they need to be certified and translated in Arabic , in accordance with the provisions of this law .
3 . The Iraqi mission sent the first copy (copy of the Civil Status ) and the third copy ( copy of the computer) to the Ministry of Health / Department of Health Statistics ,the second copy to be delivered to the related people and the fourth copy to be saved by the Iraqi mission . Directorate of Health Statistics sends the certificate to the competent health authority for registration in the Department of Civil Status .
Article XXI : Paragraph (2)
It is not allowed to modify or change the information contained in the certificate of birth or death, in the official records concerning births or deaths or to add the missing notes ,without a judgment of a competent court .
Secondly – Texts of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations :
1.With a view to facilitating the exercise of consular functions relating to nationals of the sending
(a) Consular officers shall be free to communicate with nationals of the sending State and to have access to them. Nationals of the sending State shall have the same freedom with respect to communication with and access to consular officers of the sending State;
(b) If he so requests, the competent authorities of the receiving State shall, without delay, inform the consular post of the sending State if, within its consular district, a national of that State is arrested or committed to prison or to custody pending trial or is detained in any other manner. Any communication addressed to the consular post by the person arrested, in prison, custody or detention shall be forwarded by the said authorities without delay. The said authorities shall inform the person concerned without delay of his rights under this subparagraph;
(c) Consular officers shall have the right to visit a national of the sending State, who is in prison, custody or detention, to converse and correspond with him and to arrange for his legal representation.
They shall also have the right to visit any national of the sending State who is in prison, custody or detention in their district in pursuance of a judgment. Nevertheless, consular officers shall refrain from taking action on behalf of a national who is in prison, custody or detention if he expressly opposes such action.
2.The rights referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall be exercised in conformity with the laws and regulations of the receiving State, subject to the proviso, however, that the said laws and regulations must enable full effect to be given to the purposes for which the rights accorded under this article are intended.
Consular fees and charges
1.The consular post may levy in the territory of the receiving State the fees and charges provided by the laws and regulations of the sending State for consular acts.
2.The sums collected in the form of the fees and charges referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, and the receipts for such fees and charges, shall be exempt from all dues and taxes in the receiving State.
Vocabulary of Certain Professions
Businessman رجل اعمال
Free jobs اعمال حرة
Former official موظف سابق
Dentist طبيب اسنان
Government official موظف حكومي
House Wife ربة بيت
Records Required by the Consular Section
1.Record for Extending Passports Validity.
2.Record for Granting Visas.
3.Record for General Authorization .
4.Record Special Authorization.
5.Record for Ratifications.
6.Record for the Iraqi Community .
7.Record for Births .
8.Record for Deaths.
9.Record for Laissez Passer
10.Record for Palestinian Documents .
11.Record for the Barred from Entering Iraq .