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Overview

Bashmakh border crossing is located between Iraq and Iran 100 km northwest of Sulaymaniyah.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Iraq: Bashmakh
Iran: Bashmaq

Province or District

Penjwin

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Penjwin (8.5 km)

Latitude

35.615376

Longitude

46.012188

Managing Authority / Agency

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

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

Contact Person

General Mariwan Sayed, Border Manager - 009647701535065

Mr. Shakhawan Bakr, Customs Director - 009647701531687

Mr. Hersh Nadir: Deputy of the Custom Director

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Sulaymaniyah International Airport

113 km

Truck Travel Time: 3hrs

Car Travel time: 1hr:40min

Nearest Port

Umm Qasr Port

942 km

Truck Travel Time: 48hrs – 72hrs

Car Travel time: 12hrs

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

Sulaymaniyah

107 km

Truck Travel Time: 3hrs

Car Travel time: 1hr:30min

Other Information

 

There is a fuel station 1 km past the border into KRI. While between the border and Sulaymaniyah city there are approx. 20 fuel stations.

The road from Sulaymaniyah to the Bashmakh border crossing point, (Hwy 46), can be classified as a finished surface road, with dirt/stone shoulders, it alternates from 4 lanes divided near urban centres to 2 lanes in the countryside between urban areas. The entire route can support up to fully loaded 40 ft. tractor-trailer type trucks.

Hours of Operation

Mondays

24 hours

Tuesdays

24 hours

Wednesdays

24 hours

Thursdays

24 hours

Fridays

24 hours

Saturdays

24 hours

Sundays

24 hours

National Holidays

 

Eid Al-Fitr (Only the first day)

Eid Al-Adha (Only the first day)

Seasonal Constraints

Although there can be heavy snowfall in winter there is snow clearing equipment therefore there is no closure or constraint to trucks passing the border.

Border Crossing Picture

Daily Capacity

Bashmakh has a total daily capacity that can handle approximately 1,000 trucks. The average of trucks cross per day are 600 trucks from Iran to Iraq and 200 trucks from Iraq to Iran. There are separate lines for trucks and cars. On average, 20-25 cars per day cross the border from KRI to Iran, this number increases (from Iran) during the festivals and other occasions. The crossing has two truck parking bays, one for non-food, which has 500 bays, and one for food items. There’s a storage facility at the border area, which belongs to a private company. There is a 900 m² storage space used for food and non-food, which is fenced and monitored by security cameras, and covered with a sandwich panel, belongs to Rozhan Corporation.

Customs Clearance

The release of the shipments at the border depends on the type of goods, the expected duration of the lab test procedure varies depending on the type of goods:

#

Type of Goods

Expected Duration

1

Non-Food

3 hours

2

Food

24-72 hours

3

Dry Food

24 hours

4

Medicines

2-3 hours

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

Other Relevant Information

  1. 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 process will be on hold.
  2. Bashmakh bank is available at Bashmakh crossing to facilitate business matters.
  3. There is a small health clinic and ambulance at Bashmakh border in case of any serious accidents. The nearest hospital (Penjwen hospital) has an emergency room and surgical equipment (about 8 KM 15 min away). Below is the contact information of the hospital:

Border Crossing

Company

Street / Physical Address

Name

Title

Email

Phone Number (mobile)

Bashmakh

Rozhan

Bashmakh

Khalid Muhamad Tahir 

Focal Point

rozhan.office_bashmax@yahoo.com

009647704634242


There are several clearing agents registered at the border. For contact information for these clearing agents, please see the following documents.

Customs Clearance Agents

Agent code

Focal Point Name

Mobile Number

102001

Othman Saeed Hama Saleh

7701939238

102002

Dana Abdullah Saeed

7701939238

102004

Harim Osman Saeed

7501511534

102401

Sardar Faraj Hasan

7701457212

102402

Ali Mahmoud Mohamed

7701410321

102501

sarwar Muhammed Mahmoud

7701558311

102601

Saleh Muhammad Nasrallah

7701546241

102701

Salah Farag Hassan

7704630044

102702

Goran Abdullah Ali

7701966296

102901

 Diyar Jamal Said's

7701045454

103001

Zana Jalal Abdullah

7701588467

103502

Hemn Sardar Rahim

7702292889

103601

Kamille Omar Ali

7702253308

103702

Rusht mohammed amin

7701208220

104002

Hewa Mohamed Aziz

7701496962

104003

Akram Ali Muhammed

7807068780

104101

Faeq Saleh Muhammed

7701525095

104301

Nahro Adel Jalal

7705015049

104401

Mohamed Zorab Ahmed

7501029120

104402

Karwan Ahmed Hama

7701983879

104501

kovand Delaware Kadir

7501166537

104502

Bakhtiar Muhammad Amin

7701413022

104503

Soran Salam Kader

7518601436

104801

Kawah Muhammad Abdul Rahman

77115744832

104901

Muhammad Karim Daroish

7501054558

104902

Yassin Muhammad Rahim

7701510635

105001

Barzan Mahmoud Rahim

7701571159

105002

Peshwa Ala Hama

7501046995

105003

Luqman Hama Mustafa

7701571159

105004

Goran Hama Mustafa

7705097700

105101

Karwan Arif Muhammad

7701436622

105201

Honor Omar Hama Amin

7702212421

105501

Soran Ahmed Saleh

7701425837

105701

Adnan Hama Aemin Ahmed

7701434018

105702

Bahroz Syed Mahmoud

7701572713

105703

Muhammad Habib Rahim

7701565831

106001

Arez Osman Ahmed

7701975293

106004

Sarkawt Kamal Hama

7501172842

106102

Seiwan Osman Abdullah

7503059938

106103

Bahman Jamal Muhammed

7701943210

106104

Abdullah Hassan Hussein

7701581072

106501

Baiz Younes goalkeeper

7701923774

106502

Halkawt Salahaldin Ali

7701505733

106503

Salar Rahim Karim

7701463134

106602

 Sadiq Sadiq Ahmed

7703630131

106801

Pashtiwan Sharif Usman

7501511112

107302

Farouk Salih Rasol

7701525707

107303

Kawa Raouf Muhammad

7701976746

107304

Iskandar Mahmoud Ahmed

7701576942

107403

Sherzad Khaled Mahmoud

7701547652

107501

Keiwan Atta Ahmed

7502655156

107601

Mohamed Abbas Mahmoud

7701964420

108002

Mahdi Tafeeq Hama Saleh

7702149359

108201

Shalaw Ibrahim Hassan

7501311481

108301

Shirwan Karim Amin

7501509900

109001

Chalak Faeq Hama

7508468383

109301

Hemn Ali Arif

7702452188

109801

Daban Ali Muhammed

7511930706

109902

Kamal Omar Hassan

7501560856

110101

Barham Hassan Muhammed

7501387078

110501

Saman Aziz Mahmoud

7501589708

100601

Keiwan Othman Talim

7705699999

100701

Najmuddin Muhammad Sharif

7701591569

100702

Mustafa Muhammad Rasol

7701544070

100801

Azad Abdulkarim Daroesh

7701523703

100802

Karokh Mahmoud Mohamed

7701523703

101001

Beron Jalal Hama Ali

7502023460

101102

Kamran Saleh Abdul Qadir

7701974757

101301

Sangar Hama Saleh Sofi Ahmad

7710220182

101701

Dara Mahmoud Fattah

7701510635

101702

Karzan Hama Law Rashid

7701416192

101803

Hazar fatah Rostom

7701921785

106101

Bahauddin Majid Mustafa

7701909625

100602

Abdul Rahman Muhammad Ahmad

7506617397

103003

Harem Omar Muhammed

7501504490

108203

Barham Siddiq Abdullah

7701430104

110801

Ryan Kamal Rashid

7701576651

100603

Pershaw Asaad Hama

7705055986

102302

Halo Saleh Mahmoud

7707289090

104903

Bahnam Omar Ahmed

7503505640

109002

Kian Masoud Mahmoud

7501531068

108003

Shakkar Hassan Rahman

7501042393

102502

Mehriwan Hassan Rashid

7707627765

101304

Saman Taleb Hama Amin

7708631111

109802

Hardy Hama Abdullah

7501254775

102307

Muhammed Gharib Saeed

7502414332

105204

Benyad Tafeeq Waria

7701233123

110901

Karzan Omar Ali

7715913661

100104

Shakhewan Qader Mahmoud

7701587175

109303

Arian Ahmed Jamal

7502324500

111001

Lavin Dara Usman

7701465050

111002

Dara Othman Hamkhan

7701465050

104104

Shamal Jaza Omar

7501390379

108204

Zana Abdullah Saeed

7501040353

105603

Hemn Osman Rahim

7501273650

105604

Zana Osman Rahim

7704059090

109304

Bilal Raouf Abdullah

7511264042

110902

Diary Saleh Mustafa

7501390747

110903

Twana Mohamed Mahmoud

7501536440

104105

Hiwa Faeq Salih

7501384870

111201

Mehwan Ezzat Rafeeq

7716021996

103004

Hewa Khaled Kader

7501697361

111401

Pawan Jalal Nouri

7719470020

111501

Dara Karim Fathallah

7501347833

111601

Keiwan Nagib Mahmoud

7701526815

111701

Farhan Karim Fattah

7501245417

104804

Pala Adnan Jalal

7502246426

111602

Ako Muhammed Rashid

7701526815

111801

Usama Luqman

7501520285

111901

Miran Akram Muhammad

7501220432

111802

Quan Aziz Muhammed

7501520285

111803

Kamal Saber Mohammed

7701489003

106006

Harim Muhammad Amin

7501237881

111902

Ahmed Akram Abdullah

7507288671

102704

koyar Rafiq Majid

7501759890

112001

Muhammad Idris Muhammad

7719642483

112101

Honor Muhammad Farag

7501818348

109305

Rebin Abdul-Khaleq Hussain

7503076788

112301

Peiwand Osman Muhammad Amin

7701527130

112401

Balen Zahir Saeed

7501657565

111502

Ali Muhammad Aziz

7701571692

111503

Jabbar Jalal Aziz

7701585138

111504

Arian Saleh Abdullah

7729544343

105206

Arman Ali Abdullah

7501075727

111202

Sirawan Ibrahim Hassan

7501555554

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


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