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Contracting in Iraq – payroll services

  • Country name :
    Republic of Iraq
  • Population :
    36 million (2014 PRB)
  • Capital city :
    Baghdad
  • Languages spoken :
    Arabic and Kurdish
  • Major religion :
    Islam

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From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

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Contracting in Iraq

Payroll services

Work Permits & Visas in Iraq

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From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

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Foreign nationals who intend to stay or work in Iraq for longer than 10 consecutive days (whether they are assigned to Iraq indefinitely or are commuters or rotators) must apply for a residence permit. An Iraqi limited liability company or Iraqi branch of a foreign entity established to undertake work in Iraq and its employees must take the following actions:

1. Within the first 10 days from the date of entering Iraq, the employee must complete a blood test and get a sticker on his or her passport (this sticker shows that the foreigner has informed the concerned authorities of his or her arrival to Iraq), which is effective for three months.

2. The company must apply for the employee's residency through a request letter from the governmental entity with which the company deals (for example, the Ministry of Transportation) that is addressed to the Department of Immigration and Residency, together with the passports of the employees containing the arrival stickers.

3. If the application is approved, the department informs the company that the request is accepted and that a residency of one year is granted to the employee.

Social Security in Iraq

Rates of social security contributions are applied to the salaries and benefits of local and expatriate employees, after deduction of a portion of employee allowances (transportation, accommodation, housing and other allowances) up to an amount equaling 30%of the base salary. The generaI rates are 12% for employers and 5% for employees. For oil and gas companies, the rates for social security contributions are 25% for employers and 5% for employees.

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Iraq

Iraq

Population 36 million (2014 PRB)
Capital city Baghdad
Language Arabic and Kurdish
Major religion Islam
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