Information on whether a male Iraqi national born in 1973 would have received a notice to perform his military service in 1991 if he was were not attending school [IRQ14623]

According to a representative of the Embassy of Iraq in Ottawa, if a male is not attending school and is of military service age, he will be asked to perform his service (25 June 1993). The representative added that it is important to know why the person was not in school, adding that it usually means the person either failed his degree or was not physically able to attend classes (Ibid.). If a male is attending school and has good grades, he will be exempted from military service while studying at university (Ibid.). Once his university program has been completed, he must perform one year military training (Ibid.). If he finds a job that is considered to be alternative military service, he will not have to perform the military training (Ibid.). The representative stated that the jobs considered to be alternative military service vary from year to year (Ibid.).

Additional and/or corroborating information on this subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB in Ottawa.


Embassy of Iraq, Ottawa. 25 June 1993. Telephone Interview with Representative.