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Immigration from Iraq – best options

Relocation from Iraq

Therefore, before leaving, it is worth exploring all the options where it is better to emigrate from Iraq to stay there for permanent residence. A new country is about new opportunities and experiences.

Parameters for selecting a country for immigration:

  • Programs for obtaining permanent residence.
    • It is worth finding out how complicated the process of receiving a long-term visa, or residence permit, is and what documents are needed for this.
  • Language.
    • It is worth assessing your level of language proficiency. It is crucial to be able to work or learn from it.
  • Profession.
    • What matters is the relevance of your profession in the country. Not everywhere an immigrant can accept a position in his specialty.
  • Salaries and prices for living.
    • If income is high, this does not mean that all of it will not be spent on food, rent, and utilities.
  • Financial opportunities.
    • A foreigner needs to be sure to pay for apartment rent, insurance, and other expenses.
  • Climate.
    • For those who prefer sunny weather and warm winters, moving to northern countries, for example, to Finland, may not be suitable.
  • Culture and life in the country.
    • Before planning a move, it doesn’t hurt to visit the country as a tourist. It is better to know the peculiarities of the culture, traditions, and mentality of residents. If any of this does not suit you, living abroad will be difficult.


Each country has its views on the flow of visitors. Some countries, such as Japan, do not welcome emigration. It is troublesome to move to the USA, but it is possible. Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Turkey have minimum requirements. Moving to some countries will require financial investments. To legitimately receive a residence permit in Spain, you need to buy an asset worth at least 500,000 euros. The same rules for applying for a Golden Visa and residence permit in Portugal.

Citizenship Investment

In Europe, when buying real estate and investing in a total amount of 800,000 euros, you can obtain citizenship in Malta, a country that is also part of the EU. Cyprus grants citizenship by purchasing and investing from 2 million euros. Austrian citizenship can be obtained with an investment of 6 million euros.

You can also obtain permanent residence status and second citizenship by investment in 2021 in the following countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda;
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis;
  • Grenada.


Citizenship of these countries allows visa-free visits to all Schengen countries, as well as the UK, Ireland, and Cyprus. A long-term visa for 10 years can be issued to the USA and Canada, which can then be extended. It is not necessary to live in these countries after issuing a national passport.

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TOP 10 countries for immigration

Here is the list of top 10 countries that are best to migrate from Iraq and start a new life:


Spain is one of the ten countries in the world best suited for permanent residence and emigration. The main requirement for obtaining a residence permit is financial security. Automatically Golden Visa (residence permit without the right to work) is issued when buying real estate for 500,000 euros. It can also be obtained without this requirement. By proving that the applicant has sufficient income in his home country.


Germany is the easiest way to move to a country to study. After graduation, you can stay to look for work. But the process of obtaining a residence permit can take 3-6 months


Portugal makes it possible to obtain a Golden Visa (residence permit) when buying any real estate for 500,000 euros. In undeveloped economic regions of the country, if major repairs are required for buildings that are more than 30 years old, this amount can be reduced to 350,000 euros. After 5 years, you can get permanent residence, and after another 1 year, the citizenship of this country, which is also part of the EU.


Montenegro, in which a residence permit is issued when buying any real estate. After another 5 years, you can get permanent residence. And then after the same period and citizenship of the country. It should be in mind that Montenegro is not part of the EU and the Schengen area.


Cyprus provides an opportunity to obtain a residence permit through investment and purchase of real estate. There is also an opportunity to get a job.


Malta offers the opportunity to obtain a residence permit for investment and purchase of real estate. The country is part of the EU. It has a good climate and calm conditions for life on the island.


Italy grants citizenship 2 years after marriage to a resident of this country. Italy recognizes dual citizenship. This opportunity is used by many women who marry Italians.


Bulgaria issues a long-term visa category D and residence permit when buying real estate. The prices in the country are not high. 800-1000 euros is enough for a month. It’s easy to learn. A residence permit can be obtained by pensioners who receive an adequate pension in their home country.


Romania is an EU country. Here it is easiest to obtain a residence permit, and citizenship by the right of roots for those citizens whose descendants lived in the territory of the former Bukovina and Bessarabia. Now, these lands are part of Ukraine and Moldova.


Sweden has a high standard of living, but it is not easy to emigrate there. You can marry a Swedish citizen or find a job. But Sweden has high salaries, decent health care, and a good education.

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