2.3.5 Iraq Border Crossing of Haj Omran


Haj Omran border crossing is located between Iraq / KRI and Iran 172 km northwest of Erbil. The border is open for passengers and cargo.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Iraq: Haj Omran

Iran: Temarcheen

Province or District

Haj Omran

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Haj Omran (2.1 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

KRG of Iraq, Ministry of Interior, Border Port Authority.

KRG of Iraq, Ministry of Finance, Directorate of Customs.

Contact Person

Mr. Massud Bately, Director of Crossing Point - 009647504559074

Mr. Jawher Mahmoud Khder,  Head of Customs - 009647504464841

Mr. Darsim, Head of Relations Department - 009647504459178


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Erbil International Airport (181 km)

Truck Travel Time: 4 hrs

Car Travel time: 3 hrs

Nearest Port

Umm Qasr Port (1105 km)

Truck Travel Time: 48 hrs – 72 hrs

Car Travel time: 14 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Erbil (174 km)

Truck Travel Time: 4 hrs

Car Travel time: 3 hrs

Other Information


Haji Omran road is well used but very winding in places with narrow bridges.

Hours of Operation


24 hours


24 hours


24 hours


24 hours


24 hours


24 hours


24 hours

National Holidays


Eid Al-Fitr (Only the first day)

Eid Al-Adha (Only the first day)

Nowruz (Only one day)

Seasonal Constraints


Border Crossing Picture

Daily Capacity

The border crossing has separate crossing lane for trucks and cars. No reported congestion or operational challenges reported by the border authority.

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs in Iraq, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Other Relevant Information

  1. Humanitarian organizations need to obtain the necessary approvals before shipments reach the border in order to avoid any delays and subsequent storage fees and/or damage to the goods.
  2. Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agricultural are present at the border to inspect and check Medicines, Food, Agricultural products, and Animals, which must have all the necessary approvals before crossing, otherwise the clearance process will be on hold.
  3. There is a warehouse where cargo can be stored in case of delays during clearance. No fee will be charged to humanitarian organizations for the first week.
  4. There is a parking for trucks has 40 trucks/trailers capacity located 30 km away from the crossing point. There are trucks available for rent as well.
  5. Haj Omran bank is available at Haj Omran crossing to facilitate business issues.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

Jump to top