Riyam Abdulkareem

Riyam Abdulkareem

Associate Residency, Work Permit

With a deep understanding of Iraqi immigration laws and regulations, Riyam plays a pivotal role in assisting clients in securing residency and work permits, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, and facilitating smooth transitions for expatriates and foreign workers.

One aspect of Riyam’s experience involves advising multinational corporations on the legal requirements and procedures for obtaining work permits for their employees in Iraq. She works closely with HR departments and legal representatives of these companies to assess the eligibility criteria, prepare necessary documentation, and navigate the application process with relevant government authorities.

She guides clients through the intricacies of the residency application process, advises on eligibility requirements, and assists in preparing and submitting the required documentation. Riyam also liaises with government agencies on behalf of clients, addressing inquiries, resolving issues, and advocating for their interests throughout the application process.

Riyam’s expertise extends beyond routine residency and work permit matters to encompass more complex cases, such as appeals and legal challenges related to residency or work permit denials. In these situations, she leverages her knowledge of Iraqi immigration laws and her advocacy skills to represent clients effectively, advocating for their rights and seeking favorable outcomes through administrative or legal channels.


  • Assisting a multinational corporation in securing work permits for a team of foreign employees who were essential to the company’s expansion efforts in Iraq
  • Reviewing the qualifications and documentation of each employee, ensuring alignment with the eligibility criteria outlined in Iraqi immigration regulations.
  • Coordinate closely with the company’s HR department to compile the necessary paperwork and liaised with government authorities to expedite the application process.
  • Able to assist to overcome obstacles and facilitate the timely issuance of work permits, enabling the corporation to proceed with its business plans without disruption.
  • Represent clients in appeals and legal challenges related to residency and work permit denials.


Iraqi Bar Association