Iran Visa

Iran Visa Information

How to get Iran Visa? (updated 2022)



 When Iran visa will open after COVID-19 restrictions? 

Iran is open now, and all Iran borders including sea and land borders are open to all tourists who received their two doses of vaccines, except the  African countries, including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, and Botswana. (February 16th-2022)

Fortunately, the process of getting an Iran visa for most nationalities is very easy and the 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 the passports of foreigners.

 You may be overwhelmed by tons of questions when you think about getting an 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 an Iran visa, as listed here;

 What are the requirements to enter Iran after you got Iran visa during COVID -19?

1- Which nationalities can enter Iran without getting Iran visa?

2- What are the process of getting the Iran visa on arrival (VOA) and its exceptions?

3- Which nationalities can't get VOA services?

4- How many fees you should expect to pay to get your Iran visa?

5- When do you need to apply for an Iran tourist visa in advance?

6- What is the process of getting an Iran Visa for Americans, UK, and Canadian citizens?

7- How to apply for an Iran tourist visa in advance?

8- What are the rules for Iran Visa Extensions?

9- What is Iran Medical/ treatment Visa (Visa type T)?

10- Why you should choose Iran's Travel to get your Iran visa?


 What are the requirements to enter Iran after you got the Iran visa during COVID -19? (Published 24.05.2022)

1. Passengers must have:

- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure from the first embarkation point;


- a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test takes at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

This does not apply to passengers Younger than years.

2. Passengers must complete a "Self-declaration" Form" before departure at

3. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense.  



1- Which nationalities can enter Iran without getting a visa?

 Tourists from 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;

Turkey                  180 days       

Armenia               90 days within 180 days

Syria                     90 days within 180 days

Georgia                45 days

Bolivia                  30 days

Azerbaijan            30 days

Oman                   30 days

Lebanon              30 days

Macau                  21 days

Hong Kong          21 days

China                   21 days

Egypt                    20 days

Malaysia              15 days

Venezuela            15 days


2- What are the process of getting the Iran visa on arrival (VOA) and its exceptions?

Covid-19 update: Getting VOA is not available during covid-19 restrictions, yet. You must contact an Iranian travel agency to get a visa grant notice. You can collect your visa at IKA airport, by the way. But applying for the Iran visa in advance and getting the visa code is important.

Click Visa Form Tab and fill-up the form, Iran's Travel will get your Iran visa grant notice in 1-3 days.

Passport holders of most countries can obtain Iran visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days (extendable), at the following airports;

Bandar Abbas International Airport (Bandar Abbas)

Isfahan International Airport (Isfahan)

Kish International Airport (Kish Island)

Mashhad International Airport (Mashad)

Qeshm International Airport (Qeshm Island) [24]

Shiraz International Airport (Shiraz)

Tabriz International Airport (Tabriz)

Imam Khomeini International Airport (Tehran)

Mehrabad International Airport (Tehran)

Urmia Airport (Urmia)

Ahvaz International Airport (Ahvaz)

Kerman Airport (Kerman)

Larestan 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 the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affair's E-Visa website and present the submission notification at the airport's visa desk on arrival.


 Apply for Iran visa and get your visa in 1-3 days, Just click on the visa form Tab

 -- 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.


3- Which 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

Needless to say; citizens of Israel can’t enter Iran.

  According 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 publishes the specific amount which citizens of each country should pay as an Iran visa fee.


As you may know,  debit/credit cards from other countries aren’t accepted in Iran so you must have enough cash at 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 depending 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? 

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 to Iran through a licensed travel agency in Iran.

First of all agencies will help you to prepare a confirmed itinerary including hotels and sites you will see in Iran.

Then you will fill up the Iran visa form and send them a resume about your job and your education status.

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 Embassies (consulates).


Check our Iran tour Packages, all of them are flexible and changeable by your demand. 

7- How to apply for an Iran tourist visa in advance?

Iran's Travel will help you to obtain your visa as soon as possible, Click on the visa form tab and fill out the Iran visa application form and add your scanned passport (main page) and photo (official photo in any size).

And Iran's Travel starts the process of getting an Iran visa immediately and come back to you with your Iran visa Grant Notice as soon as we received it.


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 capital 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 and clinics).

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 expenses.

The agencies which are authorized for Medical Iran visa, will help you to apply for this visa. For more information contact us.


 10- 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 is rejected for any reason we won't charge you any money.


v Iran's Travel won't charge you any money if you book a tour (at least 5 days) with us.





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