Officials inaugurate new office

Chinese consulate opens new visa center in Erbil

ERBIL, January 24 — A new visa office was officially inaugurated at the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil on Wednesday.

Erbil Governor Omid Khoshnaw, the Chinese consul general, and various business leaders and personalities participated in a ceremony to mark the occasion.

Governor Khoshnaw, speaking to 964media, emphasized the center’s role in facilitating visa processes for citizens, tourists, businessmen, and investors.

“The opening of this center is of great significance to us,” he said. He further highlighted that, previously, individuals had to travel to Baghdad or Istanbul to obtain Chinese visas. With the new facility, citizens can now acquire visas both in Erbil and online.