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Hi Pete, Yes, it's possible for British citizens to visit Iraq from Amman. My experience with this is quite limited. In December, when I went to Iraq with a British citizen, we sought an invitation to visit quite a bit in advance of actually travelling. We did this by writing to the Iraqi Interests' Section in London. They responded positively, recommending an organisation to host us. The lead time, I think, is to allow background research. I don't know enough about this process, so don't know whether it matters if you originally write from Amman or from the UK. We then travelled to Amman (in my case) and Damascus (in my companion's case), where we both faced the same procedure: we had to apply (and pay) for visas. I think that we then had to make contact twice more, so that the time taken in Amman and Damascus was just over a full day. The key - I think - is to make sure that you have: (i) an invitation before you set out. We had assumed that all of us did, but some of our travelling companions turned out not to, so did not enter Iraq in the end. (ii) a letter allowing you to use the "VIP" facility at the Jordan - Iraq border. Without this, you may need to wait in the long queue with all the trucks and buses. The Interests' Section may be able to give you one of these. I hope that this is of some help, but would guess that others on this list are in a better position to comment than I am, Colin Rowat work | 269 Mercer Street, Room 710 | Department of Economics | New York University | New York, NY 10003, USA | (212) 998 8939 | http://homepages.nyu.edu/~cir2 | firstname.lastname@example.org home | 116 W. 226 St. | Bronx NY 10463, USA | email@example.com tel/fax | (917) 517 5840 (mobile) | (707) 221 3672 (fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org (SMS) Dear All, Does anyone know if it is possible for a British citizen to get a visa for Iraq from Amman, Jordan? If so, how long might it take? I'd be grateful for any ideas on this. Best wishes, Pete Pattisson _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk