When you start planning a
trip to any country, one of the main concerns would be the visa process include getting the visa of Iran.
Fortunately, the process of getting the Iran visa 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 Iran visa or put
stickers to passports of foreign tourists in a bid to ease their concerns about
traveling to other countries after leaving Iran. In June 2019 President
of Iran ordered the Interior Ministry to implement the decision on not stamping Iran visas on passports of foreigners.
You may be
overwhelmed by tons of questions when you think about getting the Iran visa, maybe
the process seems complicated for you.
In this article
we tried to cover the most popular questions you may have in case of getting the Iran visa, as
- Which nationalities can
enter Iran without getting Iran visa?
- What are the process of getting the Iran visa on
arrival (VOA) and its exceptions?
- When do you need to apply for
an Iran tourist visa in advance?
- What fees you should
expect for your Iran
- What is the process of getting the Iran Visa for
Americans, UK, and Canadian citizens?
- How to apply for an Iran
tourist visa in advance?
- What are the rules for Iran Visa Extensions?
- What is Iran Medical/ treatment Visa (Visa type T)?
- Why you should
choose Iran's Travel to get your Iran visa?
1- Which nationalities can enter Iran without getting Iran visa?
most countries must get Iran visa from Iranian diplomatic missions, although
there are citizens of 14 countries who can visit Iran without getting the Iran visa;
days within 180 days
days within 180 days
2- What are the process of getting the Iran visa on arrival (VOA) and its 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 the 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.
| If you need the help of an Agency in this case just fill out the Iran visa form on Iran's Travel website and we do the process for you as fast as possible.|
-- the requirements of getting the Iran visa on arrival (VOA)
Hotel reservation – You need the print of the hotel reservation at least for the first night with you. If you'll stay in Iran at a friend's place, don't forget to have their
contact email in hand. Maybe at 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 Iran travel insurance at the airport.
nationalities can't get VOA services?
Visa on arrival
is not applicable to citizens of the following countries; who must get the Iran visa in advance:
Canada, The 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 that you've been in Israel, getting the Iran visa will be granted as long your last visit to Israel was more than six months ago. It is recommended to renew your passport.
4- How many fees you should
expect to pay to get your Iran visa?
Depending on your
nationality, you should pay 10-150 euros for getting an Iran visa on arrival (VOA).
If an Agency registered for your Iran visa grant notice, they can tell
you how much MFA would charge you? Just ask them. MFA also every year publish the
specific amount which citizens of each country should pay as Iran visa fee.
As you may know, debit/credit cards of other countries aren’t accepted in
Iran so you must have enough cash in the airport for the Iran visa fee.
5- When do 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 Iran visa grant notice in advance;
1-- Enter Iran from Iran borders
If you are coming from
Afghanistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, or Turkey, you must
apply for getting your Iran visa in advance.
2 -- Don’t prefer to spend several hours at the airport
If you already have your Iran visa,
you can pass the gates immediately. The process of getting the Iran visa on arrival (VOA) takes much more
time depends on how crowded is the airport when you arrive.
3 -- Reduce the risk of rejection when you want to get the visa
There are some reports from
travelers who claimed that their Iran visa on arrival (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 Iran visa in advance.
4 -- American, British, or Canadian Passport holders
If you are passport holders of these three countries, you are
not eligible for an Iran visa on arrival (VOA), so you will have to arrange to get your Iran visa via a travel agency.
6- What is the process of getting Iran
Visa for Americans, UK, and Canadian citizens?
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 to Iran through a licensed travel agency in Iran.
of all agencies will help you to prepare a confirmed
itinerary includes hotels and sites you will see in Iran.
you will fill up the Iran visa form and send them a resume about your job and your
And the process of getting the Iran visa will start with the agency and It takes about 30 working days to
get your Iran visa grant notice which you can collect your Iran visa easily in Iran
| To book a tour to Iran from our travel agency check our suggestions on Iran tours, all of them are flexible and changeable by your demand. |
7- How to apply for an Iran tourist visa in
Travel will help you to obtain your visa as soon as possible, Read the process of getting the Iran visa here; http://iranstravel.com/Iran-Visa
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8- What are the rules for Iran Visa Extensions?
You can extend your Iran visa easily twice for 30
days, it means you can stay in Iran for up to 90 days. The Immigration visa office in
any provincial capitals would extend your Iran visa.
9- What is Iran Medical/ treatment Visa (Visa type T)?
This kind of Iran visa is provided
for foreign citizen who wish to travel to Iran for medical purposes, cosmetic treatments,
surgeries, …. and doing the process in authorized Iran medical centers (hospitals
You can Iran treatment (medical) visa for the duration of 90 days and it
can be extended by doctor order. To obtain this visa you have to prove that you
can afford the whole medical procedure, your accommodation and personal
The agencies which are authorized for Medical Iran visa, will help you to
apply for this visa. For more information contact us.
Ø Why you should choose Iran's Travel to
get your Iran visa?
v Iran's Travel charges just 20 Euro to get your Iran Visa Grant notice which is the cheapest price among agencies.
v Iran's Travel receives the payment after we
registered for your Iran visa and MFA issued your Authorization code (Iran Visa Grant
notice), so if your Iran visa request rejected in any reasons we won't charge you
v Iran's Travel won't charge you any money if you book a tour (at
least 5 days) with us.