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Iran Visa Fee 49 $ (This charge is different from the visa fee which you must pay to the consulate for stamping your passport)
We will (support you) be with you during the entire of your Iran visa process.
Iran visa can be categorized in to touristy and airport visa:
· Touristy visa:
All non-Iranian citizens (If you want to visit Iran, you) need a visa stamp in your passport. For this, you must have an authorization or reference number that must be issued from behalf of ministry of foreign affairs.
For getting this reference number, a sponsor in Iran must provide a letter of invitation; normally this sponsor is a tour operating agency.
So, we would appreciate it if you have a look at the explanations of visa process, needed documents and some other necessary information.
Iranian visa has a three-part process
A- First part:
Preparing the needed documents is the first step after receiving your request, these documents are:
1. An application form (have to fill our online visa request form) that must be filled by you. We have prepared an application form in our website complete it and then submit.
2. A copy of your passport in full page with at least 6 months validity.
3. A short resume of yourself.
B- Second part:
After receiving these stated documents; we start the process and prepare some other documents that must be prepared by the agency as your sponsor and send all to Ministry of foreign affairs. Generally needed time for this process is between 2 weeks, except American, British & Canadian nationalities that need a few more time up to 30 days.
C- Third and final part:
After we get your authorization number, we send it for you. You may then proceed to the selected Iran embassy, complete some other paperwork such as fill a visa collection form, deliver 2 pictures (1 in 1 inch) and your original passport and collect your visa.
Visa service payment:
1. Paperwork fee:
Is the money that the agency receives form starting the process of visa through MFA; that if you let us to have the honor to provide your tour in Iran we apply for your visas free.
2. Consular fee:
The money that the clients must pay to the Iran embassy in which will receive their visas, it covers embassy paperwork costs. This fee varies depending on your nationality.
· Airport visa:
Another kind of visa that Iran travelers can obtain is airport visa. Within this kind of visa, nationals of some countries that introduced by ministry of foreign affairs, are allowed to get a two week tourist visa upon their arrival to Iran , at one of the main airports of Tehran Imam or Mehrabad, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tabriz and Isfahan airports. It can be extended to other 2 weeks based on the decision of representative of ministry of foreign affairs.
Having the following documents for those who are the applicant of touristy visa is necessary:
- A valid passport with at least 6 months validity.
- 2 pieces of 1 in 1 inch pictures
- A confirmed return ticket
- A form that must be complete by the applicant at the airport.
- Visa fee about 50EURO for the holder of passport and 10EURO for each one of the companions.
Here is the latest list of nationalities who are allowed to apply for airport visa:
Albania, Armenia, Australia,Austria,Azarbaijan,Bahrain, Belarus,Belgium,Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil ,Brunei ,Bulgaria ,China (People’s Republic),Colombia ,Croatia ,Cuba Cyprus ,Denmark, Finland, France ,Georgia, Germany ,Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia Ireland (Rep.), Italy ,Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait ,Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia ,Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand ,North Korea ,Norway, Oman Palestine, Peru ,Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia (KSA),Singapore, Slovak (Rep.),Slovenia, South Korea ,Spain ,Sweden, Switzerland Syria ,Tajikistan ,Thailand, Turkmenistan ,Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan ,Venezuela ,Vietnam, Yugoslavia Fed. Rep.
1. Although we do our best to keep the information of site up to date, but, Please Note that these regulations are changed. So, please don’t hesitate to contact us for checking them.
2. Only travelers, who want to visit Iran for tourist purposes, can get airport visa.
3. Travelers whose applications have been rejected before cant get airport visa.
- The visa authorization number is valid only in the consulate you have selected in your application form and couldn’t be changed. So, please select your preferred Iran embassy carefully.
- This issued number is just an "authorization" and means that your visa has been authorized and approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but it is not the visa itself.
6. Except citizens of Israel, all nationalities are very welcome to visit Iran.
Visa for American nationals:
There are some particular regulations for visa issuance of American passport holders.
At this time, Iran foreign ministry accepts visa application of American nationals in the context of guided tour. I.E. Americans are required to travel on guided tour, private tour that would be designed based on their preference or as a part of a bigger group. The important point is that they must have an exact itinerary.
|Argentina||Ave. Figueroa Alcorta 3229, 1425, Buenos Aries, Argentina||TELEPHONE: 8024821/8021470 FAX: 805-4409TELEPHONE: 8024821/8021470 FAX: 805-4409|
|Australia||25 Cologoa St. , O'Malley Act 2606, P.O.Box : 3219, Canberra, Australia||TELEPHONE: (00612) 62902168/62902427 FAX: (00612) 62902431 EMAIL: [email protected] E : [email protected]|
|Austria||Jauresgasse 9, A1030, Vienna, Austria||TELEPHONE: (00431) 712-2657
FAX: (00431) 713-5733 EMAIL: [email protected] EMAIL: [email protected] EMAIL: [email protected]
|Belgium||415, Ave de Tervuren 1150, Bruxelles, Belgique||TELEPHONE: (0032 2) 762-3745/7623799 FAX: (0032 2) 762-3915 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Brazil||SES AVE.DAS NACOES LOTE 31 70-421-900, BRASILIA DF||TELEPHONE: (0055 61) 242-5915/242-5124 FAX: (0055 61) 244-9640|
|Canada||245 METCALFE ST. , K2P 2K2, OTTAWA ONTARIO, Canada||TELEPHONE: (613) 235-4726/233-4726 FAX: (613) 233-5712 EMAIL: [email protected] E (Higher Education Advisory): [email protected]|
|China||SAN LI TUN DON LUI JIE , NO.13, BEIJING P.R OF CHINA||TELEPHONE: (0086 10) 653-2487/653-2204/653-21881/653-22029 FAX: (0086 10) 65321403 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Columbia||CALLE 96 NO.11A-16/20, BOGOTA-COLOMBIA||TEL: (0057 1) 6103064-6102204 FAX: (0057 1) 6102556 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Czech Republic||NA ZATOYCE 18-16000 PRAGUE 6, CZCHOSLAOVAKIA||TEL: (0042 0 2) 2057-0454/2057-0455 FAX: (0042 0 2) 3338-0255|
|Denmark||Engskiftevej 6, Denmark, 2100 Copenhagen||TEL: (45) 3916-0071 FAX: (45) 3916-0075 EMAIL: [email protected] EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Egypt||12 RIFAA ST.DOKKI, Egypt, GIZA||TEL: (0020 2) 348-6492/349-6820 FAX: (0020 2) 349-6821 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Finland||Kulosaarentie 9, Finland00570 Helsinki||TEL: (358 9) 6869 240 FAX: (358 9) 6869 2410 EMAIL: [email protected] Cultural Attaché TEL: (358 9) 6869 2430 FAX: (358 9) 6869 2410 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|France||4, AVENUE D'IENA 75116 PARIS France||TEL: (+33)-1-40697900 FAX: (+33)-1-40700157 Service des affaires sociales (TEL:) (+33)-1-40697971 EMAIL: [email protected] www.amb-iran.fr|
|Germany||Botschaft der Islamischen Republik Iran, Podbielskiallee 65/67, 14195 Berlin||Tel: (0049) 030 - 84 353-0 Fax: (0049) 030 - 84 353 - 535 Email: [email protected]|
|Greece||16 STRATIGOU KALARI ST.PALEO PSYCHICO, ATHENS 15452 GREECE||TEL: (0030 1) 674-1706/647-1783 FAX: (0030 1) 647-7945 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Hungary||GABOR ARON 43, BUDAPEST II HUNGRY||TEL: (0036 1) 3269209-3269210 FAX: (0036 1) 3268100 EMAIL: [email protected] EMAIL: [email protected]|
|India||5 BARAKHAMBA ROAD, NEW DELHI 110001 INDIA||TEL: (0091 11) 3329600-3329601-3320491 FAX: (0091 11) 3325493 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Indonesia||110 JL.HOS-COKROAMINOTO ,MENTENG, JAKARTA PUSAT 10310 INDONESIA||TEL: (0062 21) 331378/331391 FAX: (0062 21) 3107860 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Italy||VIA NOMENTANA 361-00162, ROME ITALY||TEL: (0039 6) 8632-8485/8632-8486 FAX: (0039 6) 8632-8492|
|Ireland||Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 72 Mount Merrion Ave. , Blackrock Co. Dublin||TEL: (003531) 2885881-2880252-2882967 FAX: (003531) 2834246 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Japan||3-13-9, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku , Tokyo 106-0047||TEL: (0081 33) 3446-8011/3446-8015 FAX: (0081 33) 3446-9002 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Mexico||PASED DE LA REFORMA 2350, COL.LOMAS ALTAS, MEXICO 10 DF||TEL: (0052 5) 596-5399/596-5771 FAX: (0052 5) 251-0731|
|Netherlands||The Embassy of I.R. of Iran in The Hague Duinweg 20 2585JX Den Haag The Netherlands|
|New Zealand||151-TE ANAU ROAD ROSENEATH, WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND||TEL: (0064 4) 386-2976/386-2983 FAX: (0064 4) 386-3065 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Norway||Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Oslo, Norway, Drammens veien 88 E, 0244 Oslo, Norway||TEL: (+47) 23 27 29 60 FAX: (+47) 22 55 49 19 EMAIL: [email protected] E (Cultural Section): [email protected]|
|Pakistan||STR.NO.2, SECTOR G-5/1, DIPLOMATIC ENCLAVE, ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN||TEL: (0092 51) 276270-276271-276272-279582 FAX: (0092 51) 824839|
|Poland||UL.KROLOWEJ ALDONY 22 , 03-928 WARSAW POLAND||TEL: (0048 22) 6174293-6171518 FAX: (0048 22) 6178452|
|Russia||POKROVSKY BOULEVARD NO.7, RUSSIA MOSCOW||TEL: (0070 95) 9177282-9178440-9170039-9179204 FAX: (0070 95) 2302897|
|Spain||28016 CALLE JERES, 5, MADRID, SPAIN||TEL: (0034) 91345011-913450113-91345012 FAX: (0034) 91345119|
|Switzerland||Thunstrasse 68, 3006 Bern, Switzerland||TEL: (0041 31) 351-0801/351-0802 FAX: (0041 31) 351-5652 EMAIL: [email protected] EMAIL: [email protected]|
|Sweden||VASTRA YTTRINGE GARD ELFVIKS VAGEN , 181 LIDINGO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN||TEL: (0046 8) 7650829/7653174/766609/7677929 FAX: (0046 8) 7653119|
|Turkey||TEHRAN ST.NO.10 KAVAKLIDERE, ANKARA TURKEY||TEL: (0090 312) 468-2821 FAX: (0090 312) 468-2823 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|United Kingdom||16 Prince's Gate, London SW7 1PT London||TEL: (44) 020-7225 3000 FAX: ( +44)2075894440 EMAIL: [email protected]|
|United Nations||PERMANENT DIPLOMATIC Office TO THE EUROPEAN Office OF U.N, 18 , CHEMIN DU PETIT SACONNEX, 1209 GENEVA, SUISSE||TEL: (0041 22) 7333001-7333002-7333003-7333004 FAX: (0041 22) 7330203|
|United States||Iranian Interests Section , mbassy of Pakistan, 2209 Wisconsin Avenue NW,Washington DC 20007||TEL: (202) 965-4990 EMAIL: [email protected] EMAIL: [email protected] http://daftar.org/Eng/default.asp?lang=eng|
1. Who can visit Iran?
All nationalities are very welcome to visit Iran. The only exception is citizens of Israel. Due to the current political climate, Israeli citizens will be refused entry under all circumstances.
2. Do I need a visa to go to Iran?
All foreign visitors require a visa to enter Iran except citizens of the following countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey. Citizens of these countries can stay for up to 3 months without a visa.
3. What type of visa will I need?
The main types of visa issued are:
- Tourist Visa
- Entry Visa (business visa)
- Press Visa
- Transit Visa
- Work Permit Visa
- Pilgrimage Visa
- Student Visa
- Diplomatic and Service Visa
Tourist Visa (single or multiple entry)
A tourist visa is required by foreign nationals who wish to travel to Iran for sightseeing purposes or to visit their friends and family. The maximum duration of stay for a tourist visa is 30 days.
Entry Visa (single, double or multiple entry)
An ‘entry’ visa is effectively a ‘business’ visa. It is required by foreign nationals who wish to travel to Iran for economic, commercial, cultural or industrial purposes. It is also required by those attending economic or cultural conferences or those participating in sporting events. The authorised duration of stay is usually up to 30 days. Commercial visitors must obtain an invitation letter from the company/organisation they intend to visit.
A press visa is required by foreign journalists who wish to travel to Iran on business. Applications for press visas must be made to the dedicated Press Section of the embassy.
A transit visa is required by foreign nationals who intend to pass through Iran on their way to a third country.
Work Permit Visa
A work permit visa is required by all foreign nationals who intend to work in Iran. The company you are going to work for must obtain your work permit before you can apply for a work permit visa.
A pilgrimage visa is required by foreign Muslim pilgrims who wish to visit the sacred sights and shrines of Iran.
A student visa is required by all foreign nationals who intend to study in Iran.
Diplomatic and Service Visa
A diplomatic and service visa is required by holders of diplomatic and service passports who intend to travel to Iran, either to undertake an official visit at Iran’s invitation, or to work in a diplomatic or consular mission.
4. How do I get an Iranian visa?
You will need to obtain a Letter of Invitation from a sponsor in Iran. For tourist visas, the sponsor will normally be a tour operator or a hotel.
If you want us to be your service provider please fill the visa application form , we will apply for the visa on your behalf.
Once your visa has been authorised by the MFA, a visa authorisation number will be sent back to you. Please note that this reference number means that your visa has been authorised but is not the visa itself.
To obtain the actual visa in your passport, you need to fill out a visa collection form which you obtain/download from the Embassy (list of Iranian Embassies) .
You can then either post or take this form to the Consulate Section of the embassy along with your passport and the appropriate visa collection fee. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Iran, and must have at least two blank pages.
5. How long will it take to get an Iranian visa?
The whole process will normally take a minimum of one month. Please note, however, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the sole decision making authority as to whether or not to issue your visa or when. If they have any concerns about your application, this could hold up the application process. It is advisable, therefore, to allow at least 8 weeks before you intend to travel.
6. How much does an Iranian visa cost?
There are two costs involved. First, there is the visa service fee of 49$ which you pay us for our service (visa is free on tour packages) . Second, you have to pay a visa collection fee in order to get the visa stamped into your passport.
For up to date Iranian visa fees you need to check with the Embassy in your country.
7. Do I have to have my itinerary organized before I apply for a visa?
No, not unless you are a US, UK and Canadian citizen.
Visas for US, UK and Canadian passport holders are subject to particular regulations. At present the Iranian Foreign Ministry will only issue visas for US, UK and Canadian citizens to travel to Iran as part of a pre-booked, guided tour. By guided tour we mean that you must travel either as part of a bigger tour group, or on a tailor-made individual tour designed to your own requirements. Due to these requirements we recommend that you make your travel arrangements at least 10 weeks in advance of your planned travel date.
8. Do I need to book my flights before I can get a visa?
No, not unless you are a US, UK and Canadian citizen (see above).
9. Do I need to book my hotels before I can get an Iranian visa?
No, not unless you are a US, UK and Canadian citizen (see above).
10. Can I get a visa at the airport on arrival in Iran?
You can obtain a visa on arrival for a stay of 30 days (extendable for another 15 days), at the following airports
- Konarak Airport (Chah-Bahar)
- Isfahan International Airport (Isfahan)
- Kish International Airport (Kish Island)
- Mashhad International Airport (Mashad)
- Dayrestan Airport (Qeshm Island)
- Shiraz International Airport (Shiraz)
- Tabriz International Airport (Tabriz)
- Imam Khomeini International Airport and Mehrabad International Airport (Tehran)
Bandar Abbas International Airport
- Orumiyeh International Airport
Kerman International Airport
Unless you hold one of these passports:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh,Canada,Colombia,India,Iraq,Jordan,Pakistan,Somalia,United Kingdom,United States
If you have time left before you intend to travel to Iran, we do not recommend that you apply for the visa beforehand then collect it at the airport for the peace of mind.
11. Once I am in Iran, can I get my visa extended so that I can stay longer?
Yes, you can. To get an extension you need to go the nearest Police Department of Alien Affairs before your visa expires. You will be asked for the reasons for your request for an extension. Extensions are normally granted for up to two months.
Tehran : Soroush St., After Motahari Junction, Shariati Ave.
Mashad : Next to Azad Univ., Rahnamaee St.
Isfahan : Azadi Sq, Roudaki St.
Shiraz : Moddarres Blvd, near Vali-e Asr Sq.
Yazd : Near Abouzar Sq, Kashani St
12. Are there any specific requirements for US, UK and Canadian citizen travelling to Iran?
Visas for US, UK and Canadian passport holders are subject to particular regulations.
At present the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) does not allow US, UK and Canadian passport holders to travel to Iran independently. They are required to travel on escorted tours; either as part of a tour group, or on a tailor-made individual tour.
Due to these requirements we recommend that you make your travel arrangements at least 10 weeks in advance of your planned travel date.
According to the regulations of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Tourist visa to Iran 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 friends and relatives. This visa is issued for a maximum stay of 30 days with option of Extensions in Iran. The visa remains valid for a period of 3 months from the date of issue.
The following items is required by Iranian Ministry of foreign affairs. Some items look personal, but these are information that Iran Ministry of foreign Affairs would require us to provide them with, in order to study and issue any visa.