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Vahid Sajjad

Vahid Sajjad

My name is Vahid. I'm a photographer, filmmaker and also a travel enthusiast. I'm also sales manager in Seven Seas Travelers

Step By Step Guide for US, UK and Canadian Citizens for Iran Tourist Visa

Can US citizens travel to Iran ?

US, UK and Canadian citizens need to book a guided tour to travel to Iran, it means that you as passport holder to one of these nationalities cannot travel to Iran as sole traveler. Also, these three nationalities are not able to obtain visa on their arrival to Iran’s international airport. But don’t you worry at all, it is our job to apply for your visa application to MFA!

Licensed tour operators like our company are authorized to apply directly to MFA for their own customers, in other words we’ll be official sponsor of your trip to Iran so you don’t need to do anything but collect your visa from either Interest section of Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington or Iranian embassy in London. As soon as you book your tour with us, we’ll send you an email giving you instructions about the type of documents we need you to prepare for us. So, can us citizens travel to Iran? The answer is Yes you can.

Step by Step guide for US and Canadian citizens:

  • Book you tour at least 60 to 90 days ahead of your desired departure
  • You’ll send your scan of the first page of your passport, Your photo and your professional resume us. Click here for more information about scan of your passport and photo requirements
  • After receiving and controlling your documents, we’ll prepare our own documents such as your hotel reservations, your itinerary and your tour guide name and IDs and we’ll provide it to MFA together with your documents to start your visa application.
  • Your visa grant notice gets ready between 45 to 60 days after we start your visa application
  • We’ll send your visa approval immediately after we receive it from MFA as PDF file (visa grant notice)
  • You’ll have 30 days from the date that your approval issued to obtain your visa stamp from interest section of Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington. So you need to print your visa grant notice in color and provide it to the interest section together with your passport and visa stamp fee either in person or by postal service. Click here to see more information about your visa stamp fee.
  • Your passport is stamped and you are ready to start your tour to Iran

Step by Step guide for UK citizens:

Visa application steps are pretty much the same as US and Canadian citizens but the only difference is there is no need for your professional resume and instead you might be asking to have an interview in Iranian embassy in London. Case of interview in completely depends on the officers whose review your case, so if they feel that they need more explanation from you about the reasons of your trip to Iran they might ask you to have an interview in Iranian embassy in London.

Step by step guide for Iran tourist visa for UK citizens:

  • Book you tour at least 60 to 90 days ahead of your desired departure
  • You’ll send your scan of the first page of your passport, Your photo to us. Click here for more information about scan of your passport and photo requirements
  • After receiving and controlling your documents, we’ll prepare our own documents such as your hotel reservations, your itinerary and your tour guide name and IDs and we’ll provide it to MFA together with your documents to start your visa application.
  • We’ll be informed by MFA in case if officers need to have an interview with you, so we’ll let you know about your interview date and time.
  • Your visa grant notice gets ready between 45 to 60 days after we start your visa application
  • We’ll send your visa approval immediately after we receive it from MFA as PDF file (visa grant notice)
  • You’ll have 30 days from the date that your approval issued to obtain your visa stamp from Iranian embassy in London. So you need to print your visa grant notice in color and provide it to the interest section together with your passport and visa stamp fee either in person or by postal service. Click here to see more information about your visa stamp fee.
  • Your passport is stamped and you are ready to start your tour to Iran

Can us citizens travel to Iran with a fast visa process ? well, Before you start booking with us we need to remind you it is better if you book your tour at least 60 to 90 days ahead of your desired departure so we can have enough time to check your documents and apply for your visa application.

Click here to fill your visa application form

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