Iran tourist visa or let’s say Iran visa is currently (2019) much easier to obtain comparing to the past. since imposing new unfair US sanctions on Iran, Iranian government is trying to simplify Iran travel visa obtaining steps to improve Iran’s tourism industry. therefore, currently (2019) 60 nationalities are able to obtain their Iran visa on their arrival to one of International airports of Iran, but in order to avoid any kind of inconvenience we strongly recommending you to obtain your Iran visa prior your arrival to Iran. Iran visa for us citizens as well as Iran visa for British citizens and also Iran visa for Canadian citizens is absolutely possible but issuing Iran visa for US, UK and Canadian citizens takes a little bit more longer than other nationalities due to more steps. in order to apply for Iran visa, you need to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date you are asking for Iran visa. currently (2019) Iran visa is valid for 30 days but you can extend your visa up to 30 more days (totally 60 days) in case if you are willing to stay more in Iran.
(A) Entry (Trading):
Entry Visa is a permission issued for foreign experts and businessmen who travel to Iran for a limited period of time (once, twice or multiple) for economic, commercial, cultural and industrial purposes.
Iran tourist visa (Iran visa) is issued for foreign nationals who are interested to travel to Iran individually or with a group for the purpose of visiting Iran or their relatives. (except Israeli citizens). Currently, this visa’s validity is 30 days and you can extend your visa for 30 more days.
Pilgrimage visa is issued for foreign Muslim pilgrims for the purpose of visiting the sacred places in Iran.
Student visa is issued for foreign national students who intend to study in the Islamic republic of Iran.
This visa will be issued for foreign drivers carrying cargo to Iran or other countries. For these cases, it is necessary to coordinate in advance with the Diplomatic Missions of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
This Visa will be issued for any kind of health or wellness treatment
currently (2019) Iran visa on arrival is much easier that before. currently you are able to obtain your tourist visa upon your arrival to one of Iran international airports. however, you should keep it in your mind that visa on arrival does not mean that you don’t need to have your documents. although obtaining Iran visa on arrival is easy but it is a time consuming procedure so we are recommending you apply for your visa prior to your flight to Iran to avoid any inconvenience.
Here is the list of nationalities can obtain their Iran visa on arrival:
Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, China (People’s Republic), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea. Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
Here is the list of nationalities can’t receive their Iran visa on arrival:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Nepal, Somalia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Also UK, US and Canadian citizens cannot obtain their Iran visa on arrival.
Every authorized travel agency in Iran like “Seven Seas Travelers” is allowed to have a special account in MFA platform to apply for their passengers e-Visa online. The procedure takes normally 10 to 14 working days (30 to 40 working days for UK, US and Canadian citizens) after we receive your documents. The second way is to apply directly to the online portal of MFA yourself. Applying via either way, you will receive an electronic document in PDF format which is called Iran Visa Grant Notice and it is actually your e-visa approval. After receiving your electronic document, you need to print your PDF file and visit the nearest Iranian embassy to obtain your visa; you also can obtain your Iran visa on your arrival to one of Iran’s international airports/ports.
Obtaining your visa on your arrival may take at least 3 to 4 hours in the airport; so we strongly recommend that you collect your Visa before arriving to Iran in order to avoid any kind of disruption in your trip. Of course, our Visa expert team will be guiding you step by step through your request
If you already bought a tour from us, we’ll apply for your visa free of charge. but for visa stamp fee, in case if your group is more than 5 pax, based on rules and regulations our company obligated to pay your visa stamp fee in advance (before your arrival), so in that case we’ll pay for your visa stamp fee and we’ll charge your visa stamp fee in your invoice. But if your group is less than 5 you need to pay your visa stamp fee in your selected Iran’s missions or one of Iran’s international airports by yourself, in cash.
Updated list of visa stamp fee (2019)
Again we need to remind you that Credit Cards and Travel cheques are not working in Iran(due to sanctions and other political problems) so you need to bring enough cash with you when you travel to Iran.
UK, US and Canadian citizens must have an accurate itinerary for their trip and they are only and only able to take guided tours with an authorized tour guide. it means if you are a UK, US and Canadian passport holder you cannot travel to Iran solely without having a booked guided tour. Our company offers visa and guided tour services for UK, US and Canadian citizens as well as other nationalities.
Interest section of Islamic republic of Iran in USA :
If you are living in north America (US and Canada) you can easily obtain your visa from Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington. you need to pay $80 for your visa and $40 extra if you are willing to receive your visa on same day. here is the address to from Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington.
1250 23rd ST. #200 N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Tel: (202) 965-4990
Fax: (202) 965-1073
Your photo is a vital part of your visa application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable photo. The acceptance of your photo is at the discretion of the IR.IRAN Embassy or consulate where you apply. We recommend you use a professional visa photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements. Please remember that photos must not be digitally enhanced or altered to change your appearance in any way.
The digital image of your passport is a vital part of your visa application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable digital image. The acceptance of your passport copy is at the discretion of the IR.IRAN Embassy or consulate where you apply. We recommend you use a professional visa photo service to ensure digital image of your passport meets all the requirements.
Your digital image of your passport must be:
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