When you start planning a
trip to any country, one of the main concerns would be the visa process.
Fortunately, Iran visa process
for most nationalities is a piece of cake and Iran government tries to make the
process even easier by making more flexible policies, for example From
November 2018, the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism
Organization (ICHTO), announced that the country will no longer stamp or put
stickers to passports of foreign tourists in a bid to ease their concerns about
travelling to other countries after leaving Iran. In June 2019 President
of Iran ordered the Interior Ministry to implement the decision on not stamping
passports of foreigners.
You may be
overwhelmed by tons of questions when you think about obtaining Iran visa, may be
the process seems complicated for you.
In this article
we tried to cover most popular questions you may have in case of Iran visa process, as
- Which nationalities can
enter Iran without visa?
- What is Iran visa on
arrival (VOA) process and exceptions?
- When you need to apply for
an Iran tourist visa in advance?
- What fees you should
expect for your Iran
- What is Visa process for
Americans, UK and Canadian citizens?
- How to apply for an Iran
tourist visa in advance?
- Iran Visa Extensions
- Why you should
choose Iran's Travel to obtain
nationalities can enter Iran without visa?
most countries must obtain visa from Iranian diplomatic missions, although
there are citizens of 14 countries who can visit Iran without visa;
days within 180 days
days within 180 days
is Iran visa on arrival (VOA) process and exceptions?
holders of most countries can obtain Iran visa on arrival for a maximum
stay of 30 days (extendable), at the following airports;
International Airport (Bandar Abbas)
International Airport (Isfahan)
International Airport (Kish Island)
international Airport (Qeshm Island) 
International Airport (Shiraz)
International Airport (Tabriz)
International Airport (Tehran)
International Airport (Tehran)
International Airport (Ahvaz)
International Airport (Lar)
To obtain Iran visa on arrival,
you must already have made an application, at least 2 days prior to arrival, at
Ministry of Foreign Affair's E-Visa website and present the
submission notification at the airport's visa desk on arrival.
you need Agency help in this case just fill out visa form in Iran's Travel
website and we do the process for you as fast as possible.
Iran VOA requirements
Hotel reservation – You need at least have your print of hotel reservation of
first night with you. If you'll stay with a friend don't forget to have their
contact email in hand. May be in the airport they want to contact them so your
friend should be available.
Travel Insurance – All travelers must have valid travel insurance for Iran. If you do
have it, you should bring any documents which prove it. If you don’t, you can
buy it in the airport.
nationalities can't get VOA services?
Visa on arrival
is not applicable to citizens of the following countries; who must obtain a
visa in advance:
UK, US, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan,
Nepal,Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka
say; citizens of Israel can’t enter Iran.
to MFA, if there is any evidence on your
passport, your visa will be granted as long your last visit to Israel was more
than six months ago. It is recommended to renew your passport.
What fees you should
expect for your Iran visa?
Depending on your
nationality, you should pay 10-150 euros for Iran VOA.
If an Agency registered for your visa grant notice, they can tell
you how much MFA would charge you. Although, MFA every year publish the
specific amount which citizens of any countries should pay as visa fee.
As you may know, non-Iranian debit/credit cards aren’t accepted in
Iran so you must have enough cash in the airport for the visa fee.
When you need to apply for an Iran tourist visa in advance?
There are some exceptions for
travelers to get Iran
Visa on arrival, so travelers have to or in some cases prefer
to get their visa grant notice in advance;
Enter Iran from Iran borders
If you are coming from
Afghanistan,Iraq, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan or Turkey, you must
apply for your visa in advance.
Don’t prefer to spend several hours in the airport
If you already have your visa,
you can enter the country immediately. However, the VOA process takes much more
times depend of how crowded is the airport when you arrive.
Reduce risk of obtaining visa
There are some reports from
travelers who claimed that their VOA was not granted because they didn’t have a
return flight ticket or because the authorities could not contact their host or
any other excuse.
The percentage of people in
this situation is very low but still, there might be some small risk. If you
want to make sure, get your visa in advance.
American, British or Canadian Passport holders
These three nationalities are
not eligible for a VOA, so you will have to arrange your visa via a travel
What is Visa process for American, British or Canadian
The MFA requires Americans, Canadian and British passport holders
to make a tour from arrival to departure, essentially this means they must book
a guided tour through a licensed agency.
First of all agencies will help you to prepare a confirmed itinerary include
hotels and sites you will see in Iran.
Then you will fill up the visa from and send them a resume about
your job and your education status.
And visa process will start by agency and It takes about 30
working days to get your visa grant notice which you can collect your visa
easily in Iran Embassies (consulates).
How to apply for an Iran tourist visa in advance?
Iran's Travel will help you to obtain your visa as soon as
possible, Read the visa process here; http://iranstravel.com/Iran-Visa
and we are always available if there was any question; http://iranstravel.com/contact-us
Iran Visa Extensions
You can extend
your visa easily twice for 30 days, it means you can stay in Iran up to 90
days. Immigration visa office in any provincial capitals would extend your
Ø Why you should choose Iran's Travel to obtain your
v Iran's Travel charges
just 20 Euro to get your Visa Grant notice which is the cheapest price among
v Iran's Travel receive the payment after we
registered for your visa and MFA issued your Authorization code (Visa Grant
notice), so if your visa request rejected in any reasons we won't charge you
v Iran's Travel won't charge you any money if
you book tour (at
least 5 days) with us.