Certificate of Life

The KRG Representation in the US is able to provide proof of life documentation, often required to receive retirement and other government benefits.




  1. Complete two copies of the standard Kurdish form.
  2. Complete one copy of the English form in the presence of a notary public.
  3. For retirement/pension only: complete two copies of the pension form ---> 
  4. Include two colored passport-size photos of the applicant.
  5. Include a copy of the applicant’s American identity card and Iraqi ID card (Jensya).
  6. Include the applicant’s contact information: full name, address, phone number, and email (if available).
  7. Mail all of the above to:

KRG Representation in the US
Directorate of Consular Affairs
1532 16th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036

Once processed, documents will be returned by regular postal mail. To expedite the return of the documents, include a pre-paid self-addressed return mailing envelope (USPS ‘Express Mail’ or FedEx). This service is free of charge.

The application process time is 7-10 business days, once all documentation is received in the KRG-US office.