I'm trying to find out whether or not a blood test is required at present (see: Do I still need a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit?).

What does/did the form available from the residence office look like and what details does/did it request?

I was asking for information of the details that might be requested in case these included times of and/or locations of visits to other countries, such as those that have been prone to Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, Ebola, Legionnaires', SARS, HIV etc. so that I might assemble that information, together with whatever other information was required, "at my leisure" from data to hand, rather than attempting to provide the information required when in some clinic a long way from my records.

It is certainly possible that no such form exists – judging by @Gayot's image the Kurdistan Region may not be high tech - however there do seem to be enough tests being carried out to justify a form! (see Joel Damien).

Since it is the information required for the form that is of interest to me by Do I have to fill out a form I mean either by myself or with someone else wielding writing instrument/machine.

Some details from NGO Coordinating Committee for Iraq from September 2015:

Blood tests – The test will check for the following: HIV, HCV Antibody, HBs Antigen, Malaria and Bilharzia first you must go to the residency office with a color copy of the picture page of your passport and one passport-sized photo. Take this to Office 21 in the main courtyard on the ground floor and they will give you a paper to take to the hospital to authorize your blood test. The blood test can be taken at the Hawler Teaching Hospital (Safeen, Arbil 36.199296, 44.019706) in Shorish District, located on the street between Jalil Khayat Mosque and Royal Mall to the North and the taxi garage for Duhok/Soran to the south. The test costs 31 500 IQD and results are available for collection after two working days from office 21 at the residency office.

It seems possible details may be required by both "Office 21" and the hospital.

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    I know this is late, and I may have asked in the chat, but residency? That sounds like moving for work. Also, have you done it, and if so, do you maybe have an answer?
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 26, 2016 at 14:25
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    I've emailed a group that organises it for the Ministry of the Interior, let's see if we have any luck anyway :)
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 26, 2016 at 14:53
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    yeah I've assumed it is (from my research) and have asked if they can send me a copy of such a form. We'll see.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 26, 2016 at 14:57
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    stupid mail returned undeliverable....sigh
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 28, 2016 at 14:56
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    I just spotted this question now. I have visited Kurdistan about roughly 3 years back and stayed for just over 15 days. I did not take any blood test. However, I did visit some kind of office during my stay. I went as a tourist and visited my dad who was there for a few years. Will add another comment after I find out from him.
    – DarthVader
    Jan 20, 2017 at 13:30

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From searching, one thing is certain, there is indeed a form.

Evidence that the applicant has undertaken a blood test according to the procedures of the residence office. A form to obtain a blood test appointment can be collected from the residence office as part of the application process. The blood test result can usually be obtained within 2-3 days.

You have to collect it from one of the residence offices when you make your application. This travel account is 5 years old, but it relates a visit to the Directorate of Residence in Erbil and it seems they do have computers, so it's likely the form will end up computerized.

Research still ongoing as to what exactly is on the form, will complete if/when I find more.

  • @pnuts the erbilresidency website is in maintenance, I'll update this A when it's up. The last snapshot of it mentions 15 days, and the US representation says 14 days, and so does the State Dept
    – blackbird
    Sep 30, 2016 at 15:12

According to KRG guidelines, anyone travelling to Kurdistan is required to include an evidence of the blood test undertaken with the application.

You will have to obtain a form for the blood test and then make an appointment with the residence office. Remember that the KRG guidlines say that obtaining blood test form and conducting the test is part of the whole application process.

It normally takes 2 to 3 days to get the blood test results.

The blood test requirements are for all types of travellers both short term and long term.

There is a detailed advice on the official Website of KRG.

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    Do you have a link to the official website of KRG?
    – JoErNanO
    Feb 9, 2017 at 12:01

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