Thursday 19 March 2020

KRG US Representation Office Closure

Washington, DC, USA ( - As the impact of the corona virus continues to evolve, we at the Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and communities.
As a result of concerns over the spread of the virus and in line with guidance by local authorities, our office in Washington, DC is closed to visitors until further notice. The Representative and staff of the Mission are teleworking and remain active and available digitally.

Community services, including Proof of Life certificates and Power of Attorney authorizations can still be processed by mail, but applicants should keep in mind that the documents may not be processed in Kurdistan Region for some time due to the curfew and shutdowns experienced there.

During this period, KRG US Representation staff will be teleworking and can be reached as indicated below:

General email:
Representative to the United States
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

Director of Consular and Community Affairs
Barzan Ardalan
+ 1 (202) 821-1850

Director of Humanitarian Affairs
Delovan Barwari
+ 1 (202) 821-1861

Special Advisor to the Representative
Niyaz Barzani
+ 1 (202) 821-1854

Director of Public and Academic Affairs
Alex Ebsary
+ 1 (202) 821-1851

Director of Administrative Affairs and Economic Development
Tara Hamawandi
+ 1 (202) 821-1853

Director of Genocide and Diversity Affairs
Dasko Shirwani
+ 1 (202) 821-1844

Director of Policy and Advocacy
Karwan Zebari
+ 1 (202) 821-1860
We encourage those in the United States to monitor the CDC website (link) and in Canada to monitor the Public Health Agency ( 
For information about the KRG's handling of the corona virus and other news, see