Registration in KRI

How to register an INGO in the KRI

Updated December 2014

• Prior to visiting the registration office you must call the following mobile number 07501447978 between 9.00am and 12.00pm daily to make an appointment to visit the office.

• You must prepare your dossier of documents carefully as the department cannot accept any applications with missing documentation.

• You do not need a certified translation for documents mentioned below.

• Make sure to print every document in color and to stamp everything.

The following documentation is required:

1)      A completed form (number 3) ( http://krgngo.org/uploads/pdf/NGO-F3.pdf ) Form only available in Kurdish at this stage but contents are simple details  - name and acronym for organization (in Arabic, Kurdish, English); address; email; website (where available); telephone number; contact details of organization representative (name, address, tel no. and email)

2)      The NGO’s bylaw document in both Kurdish and English (with the organization’s stamp)

3)      Certified work plan for future projects in the region in both Arabic and Kurdish

4)      A color copy of the organization’s certificate of registration with the organization’s stamp

5)      A POA (power of attorney) / authorization letter for the person authorized to be the organization’s representative


INGO Registration Renewal (yearly)

Updated December 2014

• Prior to visiting the registration office you must call the following mobile number 07501447978 between 9.00am and 12.00pm daily to make an appointment to visit the office.

• You do not need a certified translation for documents mentioned below.

• Make sure to print every document in color and to stamp everything.

Required Documents:

1)     Official request, cover Letter template in Kurdish: Download.

2)     Original copies of the registration documents

3)     Annual work plan with a daily and monthly schedule of activities. This has to be presented in English and Kurdish. A work plan template which has been used successfully at the DNGOs can be downloaded here

4)     A detailed report of the activities being implemented based on the approved work plan, also in English and Kurdish

5)     Full address of the NGO in the country of origin in English and Kurdish

6)     Power of attorney letter to prove that you are legitimately representing your organisation.

7)     Copy of your audited accounts.

8)     Information about staff working for the NGO in Kurdish and English. Follow the table below:

Full name Position Address Residency Age Gender ID Telephone

 The original DNGO instructions for renewing the registration can be downloaded here.

Letter JCCC on Visa, Residency and Registration Regulations in the KRI

Please find the letter of the Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCCC) on visa, residency and registration regulations here (original) or here (English translation).


Registration in Iraq

How to register INGO in Iraq

First: Fill out and submit INGO registration form (Download)
Second: Attach the following documents:

  1. Copy of Iraqi staff IDs and foreign staff passports with the entry visa to Iraq visible.
  2. The address of the main office of the INGO in Iraq, certified by a competent authority.
  3. The INGO bylaws translated to Arabic.
  4. Duly authenticated and documented proof that the INGO is registered as a not-for-profit non-governmental organization in its country of origin.
  5. A detailed statement of the objectives the organization seeks to fulfill in Iraq.
  6. An activity report on the foreign NGO's activities outside Iraq.
  7. Authorization letter from INGO HQ authorizing representative person in Iraq.
  8. Commitment letter to maintain NGO records (letter in Arabic confirming that your NGO holds the records stated in article 18 of the NGO law).


Note: All non-Arabic documents should be translated by an authorized translation agency.


For more information about NGO registration please visit NGOs Directorate website