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

Can US citizens travel to Iran?

If you are a UK, US or a Canadian citizen you need to book a guided tour to travel to Iran, it means that if you are a UK, US or Canadian passport holder cannot travel to Iran solely. Also if you are a UK, US or a Canadian citizen, you cannot obtain your visa on your arrival. Click here to see Iran tourist visa on arrival post.

Licensed tour operators like our company are authorized to apply directly to Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their own customers, in other words we’ll be the official sponsor of your trip to Iran. As soon as you book your tour with us, we’ll contact you by email (or phone if it is necessary) to give you the type of documents that we need you to prepare for us. Soon after we get your documents we can start applying for your visa application. Visa application for UK, US and Canadian citizens normally takes between 30 to 45 working days.

Step by step guide for Iran tourist visa for US and Canadian citizens:

  • Book you tour at least 60 days ahead of your desired departure
  • We’ll contact you immediately after your book your tour. We’ll send you an email to give you instructions about the type of documents that we need you to prepare for us.
  • After receiving and controlling your documents we start your visa application. We’ll update you about your visa application status
  • Your visa grant notice gets ready between 30 to 45 working days after we start your visa application
  • We’ll send your visa grant notice immediately after we receive it from Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • You’ll have 30 days from the date that your visa grant notice issued to obtain your visa approval from interest section of Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington. 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.

Interest section of Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington:

Interest section of Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington is responsible to issue the final approval for citizens of Northern America( United States and Canada), so you can either submit your visa grant notice together with your passport and visa stamp fee or you can send your documents in an envelope by postal service. But if you are planning to send your documents in an envelope, you need to provide a self-addressed prepaid return post envelope as well(for the embassy to return your passport).

In case if you are planning to submit your documents to the interest section of Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington in person, you have an option to use same day visa services if you want to receive your passport in the same day. It means that you pay $40 more you can get your approval on the same day.

visa stamp fee for US and Canadian citizens is $80 and $40 extra for the same day service

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

  • Book you tour at least 60 days ahead of your desired departure
  • We’ll contact you immediately after your book your tour. We’ll send you an email to give you instructions about the type of documents that we need you to prepare for us.
  • After receiving and controlling your documents we start your visa application. We’ll update you about your visa application status
  • Your visa grant notice gets ready between 30 to 45 working days after we start your visa application
  • We’ll send your visa grant notice immediately after we receive it from Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • You’ll have 30 days from the date that your visa grant notice issued to obtain your visa approval from Iran consulate in London, Kensington. you need to print your visa grant notice in color and provide it to the Iran consulate in London together with your passport and visa stamp fee either in person or by postal service.

visa stamp fee for UK citizens is GBP 45 and GBP 23 extra for the same day service

Documents that we need our UK, US or Canadian travelers prepare for us:

  • Photo
  • Scan of the first page of your passport.
  • Your father’s name (necessary for online application)
  • Your professional resume*

*  Your resume must include :

  1. Your complete home address in the past 10 years
  2. Your cell phone number(mobile)
  3. Your landline number
  4. Your complete educational background
  5. Your complete job background
  6. Your references

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