Iran visa & Visa on Arrival | Visa policy of Iran
How to get and apply visa for visiting Iran?
Honestly you have 3 Choices for getting visa for Iran.
Visa on Arrival:
Type 1: Travelers from several countries can collect their visa to Iran and do the process completely at airport on arrival. This is a kind of urgent visa that is valid for all nationalities except for (Americans, British, Canadians and Indians)
Type 2: Another way, tourists can collect their visa with visa tracking code (an approval to enter Iran) in a PDF file, and then collect their visa at airport.
The nationalities that can get such a visa are:
- Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan
- Bahrain Belarus Belgium Bosnia Herzegovina Brazil
- Brunei Bulgaria China Croatia
- Cuba Cyprus Denmark Finland France
- Georgia Germany Greece Hungary
- 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 Singapore Slovak (Rep.) Slovenia South Korea
- Spain Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan
- Thailand Turkmenistan Ukraine UAE Uzbekistan
- Venezuela Vietnam Yugoslavia Austria Azerbaijan
Iran Touristy visa:
Here is the most appropriate way to get visa to Iran, which is necessary for the holders of British, Canadian, US, Indian passport. Iran Travel agency applying the visa and sending the tracking code to the travellers, they can collect their visa by referring to one of Iran embassies all over the world and have your Iranian visa stamped on your passport.
There are some questions which Iran travelers ask about Iran visa:
Can American travels to Iran? Can USA citizens travel to Iran?
British, Canadian and US citizen need to collect and present more information about them, if you are from these three countries, please read this article.
If you are interested to know how our travel agency can apply your visa, please consulate with our Visa team.
The main requirements for Iran visa are:
- Passport (Validity: 6 months at least)
- Personal photo (White background)
- Filling out visa application form
Within these documents you will get visa authorization code.
Also for applying your visa we need all the information about your Iran travel itinerary, your booked hotels or the host’s information if it is necessary.
What is Iran Visa Authorization code?
Approval of Iran visa or Visa Authorization code, Iranian visa code, Visa tracking code of Iran, is a code includes Numbers and Letters which is issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran for Iran travelers. Within this code Iran travelers can have their Iran visa stamped by their selected Iran Embassy or Iran Consulate.
How many days does it take to obtaining visa authorization code?
MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affair) has announced 7-10 working days to receive visa authorization code; we can approve it earlier about 3-4 days.
For American, British and Canadian travelers having visa authorization/ tracking code takes 1 month.
Ministry of Foreign Affair in Iran, are close at Thursday and Friday, the other daily work times is 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM.
What is Visa on arrival to Iran (VOA)?
Tourists can have their visa on arrival at international airport with their passports from bellow mentioned countries.
Asia: Bahrain, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia
North & South America: Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru
Europe: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia
The international airports of Iran are Imam Khomeini (IKA), Mehrabad (THR), Shiraz (SYZ), Esfahan (IFN), Mashhad (MHD), Tabriz (TBZ) and Kish (KIH).
What are the requirements for collecting visa to Iran at Embassy or consulate of Iran?
- present your visa authorization number
- present your original passport
- Make a governmental payment as visa stamp fee
- Some Iran Embassies and Consulates will do this process via post and you don’t have to be there in person.
What are the Terms and Conditions for getting Iranian Tourist Visa?
Your Passport should have at least 6 months validity after your entry date to Iran
Israeli passport doesn’t have official authority in Iran.
People who have Israeli visa stamp in their passport can get official visa to Iran at least one year after their trip to Israel.
More about the expiration and validity of Iran visa:
The visa of Iran is valid only for 3 months, the travelers who have got touristic visa through a visa tracking code, can stay in Iran for 30 days (at most) during this 3 month. After this 3 month the Iran visa will expire and has no more validity.
How can I Extend duration of Stay in Iran, extending Iranian visa validity:
You can extend the duration of your stay and travel for 30 days. This can be done twice, per entry by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or their agents in Iran capital cities. Soby extending your travel period you will have at most 90 days in Iran.
For how many days is Iran Visa Tracking code valid?
The tracking code is valid for 14 days. To have your visa stamped at the embassy and its process might take time.
How to get transit visa of Iran?
You should get your Iran visa for transit at the closest Iran embassy/consulate. The agencies of Iran are not able to provide transit visa for Iran by themselves.
You can Travel to Iran and enter to the 3 lovely islands of Iran without visa: Kish, Qeshm and Chabahar.
Which nationalities can visit Iran without visa?
The people who have citizenship/passport of Turkey, Armenia, Venezuela, Malaysia, Syria, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt, Lebanon and Azerbaijan passport do not need Iranian visa to travel to Iran.
The duration of stay in Iran without visa is different for each nationality: Syria (90 days), Georgia (45 days), Bolivia (30 days), Egypt (20 days), Lebanon and Azerbaijan (15 days)