Iran tourist visa services is a part of our free services for our travelers. Seven Seas Travelers like any other authorized travel company in Iran allowed to have a special account within Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website in order to apply for Iran tourist visa application for their own customers. We are able to obtain European and other nationalities Iran tourist visa which are allowed to travel to Iran within 2 to 3 working days. Also, we are able to obtain UK, US and Canadian travelers Iran tourist visa within 30 to 45 working days.
How to apply for Iran tourist visa?
All of our tour packages includes Iran tourist visa application free of charge, so once you book your tour we’ll contact you immediately to give you instructions about what type of documents we need you to prepare for us in order to start your visa application. once we get your documents we’ll immediately start your visa application within Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Documents we need to start your visa application
- Scan of the first page of your passport.
- Your contact information:
- Your home address
- Your work address
- Your cell phone number (mobile number)
- Your home landline number
- Your father’s name (necessary for online application)
If you are a UK, US or Canadian citizen, in addition to above documents we need your complete resume with following details
- Your resume must include your complete address in the past 10 years
- Your complete educational background
- Your complete job background
- Your references
How can you get your Iran tourist visa ?
Once you send your documents for us ( photo, scan of passport , etc… ), we can immediately start to apply for your visa application. For UK, US and Canadian citizens we’ll update you once again after 30 to 45 days after we start their visa application and for other nationalities we can update you about your visa application status within 2 to 3 working days. once your visa granted, we’ll send your authorization letter (Visa Grant Notice) as a PDF file. you need to print your visa grant notice (in color) and submit it to one of Iran’s missions outside of Iran together with visa stamp fee to get your actual visa approval.
How to get your visa on your arrival (VOA) ?
Before starting your visa application we’ll ask you about where do you want to get your visa? you can either obtain your visa in one of Iran’s missions or you can have an option to obtain your visa on your arrival to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport(IKA).
Differences of obtaining your visa at home or on your arrival:
- If you don’t have time to go to one of Iran’s missions, it is better to select your visa obtain location as IKA airport
- You can pay visa stamp fee to the embassy but here in IKA airport you need to pay the visa stamp fee to the bank (before the passport control). visa stamp fee on your arrival is a little bit more expensive comparing to Iran’s missions outside of Iran, for instance, EU citizens needs to pay €75 on their arrival as visa stamp fee but if paid in one of Iran’s missions, it will be €50
Your Iran Tourist Visa Approval
Once you submit your visa grant notice together with your visa stamp fee, your visa is fully approved by Iran ministry of foreign affairs.
Since September 2019, travelers with Iran tourist visa does not get any sort of visa stickers or stamps on the passports it means that your information is registered within ministry of foreign affairs and Iran immigration police data base, so once you get your visa approved, when you want to cross passport control in IKA you will not get any stickers or stamps on your passport. Immigration police will only scan your passport and off you go !
When to apply for Iran tourist visa ?
Visa applications must be applied to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in less than three (3) months of arrival to Iran, so for example if you are planning to travel to Iran during August, the earliest time you can start to apply for Iran tourist visa would be in May. But don’t worry at all, our team is automatically take care of your visa application from A to Z so the only thing that you need to do is to book your tour
Can UK, US and Canadian citizens travel to Iran?
The answer is Yes! if you are a UK, US or Canadian citizen you can travel to Iran but your visa application takes more time comparing to other nationalities, please visit this link to see step by step guide for UK, US and Canadian citizens to apply for Iran tourist visa.
I heard that if I traveled to Israel and United States in the past I cannot apply for Iran tourist visa, is it true?
It’s not true! if you check required documents, Ministry of Foreign Affairs is only asking for the first page of your passport, so since you are not an Israeli citizen you are allowed to apply for Iran tourist visa even if you traveled to Israel and United States in the past.
Can UK, US and Canadian travelers travel to Iran solely?
UK, US and Canadian citizens cannot travel to Iran solely and they need to have a booked tour with an authorized tour guide. This is something that we’ll do when you book your tours, all of our tours are fully guided tours so once you book your tour, we’ll automatically inform Ministry of Foreign Affairs about your tour guide, accommodation and your itinerary.
I’m American but I have a citizenship from another country, can I apply for Iran tourist visa with my other passport ?
Yes, absolutely you can. in fact this is what we are recommending for our guests with dual/multiple citizenship. so if you are UK, US or Canadian citizen and if you have a citizenship of a European country, your visa procedure reduced from 30 to 45 days to couple of days ( 3 to 4 working days)
I live in Germany but I want to get my visa approval in Paris, is it possible to obtain my visa approval from another country ?
Yes it is possible. immediately after you book your tour we’ll contact you by email(or phone if necessary) about your visa application. so the first thing we are going to ask you is where do you want to obtain your final approval. you can select any Iranian embassy in the world that you are willing to obtain your final visa approval.
Can UK, US and Canadian citizens obtain VOA ?
UK, US and Canadian citizens can’t obtain their visa on their arrival. if you are a UK, US or Canadian citizen you need to book your tour ahead and obtain your visa before your arrival to Iran.