Article (30) of Labor Law No. (37) of 2015 prohibits the employment of any foreign worker in any capacity, unless he obtains a work permit. In the event of employing foreign workers without issuing a work permit, the company shall be subject to the penalties stipulated in the provisions of Article (36) of the aforementioned Law which stipulates the employer shall be fined with a fine of up to (3) three-fold of the minimum wage of the two workers. Law No. 18 of 1987 on performing work by foreigners in Iraq has clarified the provisions for granting and canceling work permits."
It is prohibited for departments and employers to employ any foreign worker in any capacity unless it obtains a work permit issued by the Ministry against a fee determined by instructions of the Minister.
It is prohibited for a foreign worker to join any work before obtaining a work permit.
A foreign worker legally residing in Iraq for the purpose of work shall not be deemed in an illegal or irregular status simply because he lost his job. The loss of the job in itself shall not lead to the withdrawal of a residence permit or work permit, unless the worker violates the laws Iraqi.
Each of the Ministry, workers' organizations and employers ’organizations shall separately have the right to communicate and exchange information regularly with their counterparties in the foreign workers’ mother countries or the countries from which they came and to conclude bilateral agreements with a view to following up the terms of employment and working conditions of these workers from both parties in order to ensure fair employment and equality of opportunity and treatment.
Each entity or person violating the provisions of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine of (3) three-fold of the minimum daily wage and of (3) three-fold of the minimum monthly wage of a worker.