Iran visa is an endorsement indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, remain within, or to leave Iran for a limited period of time. The visa is issued by the Embassies, Consulate Generals, and Interest Bureau of the IR.Iran. To issue your visa, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is the sole decision making authority.
Except with transit visas, all visa applicants must be approved by the (MFA).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issue an 18-digit code. The duration of sending this code varies depending on your nationality.
Generally, for most nationalities, it will take around 7-10 working days and for special nationalities such as Americans, British, and Canadians, it will take 1-2 months.
The validity duration of this code for receiving your Iran visa fee is one month since the issuance time. Then you have three months’ time to enter Iran. And the important point is that exiting Iran must be done before the expiration of this three months validity.
* The authorized agencies can apply for Iran Tourist Visa, all nationalities can apply for Iran Tourist Visa except Israeli passport holders.
* In general, the maximum validity of traveler’s stay with a tourist visa is 30 days and they are regarded as a single entry. To stay longer than 30 days, the visa should be extended in Iran (60 days more).
Iran visa on arrival also called Iran airport visa, is a tourist visa that allows you to apply for and receive the Iran visa when you show up at one of the Iranian international airports.
Apply for an electronic visa application by using the following link: NEW APPLICATION.
* You must give a hard copy of your Submission Notice to the Visa-On-Arrival counter at the airport. You will receive a notification when you have completed the online visa application form.
* Travelers who are entitled to obtain visas at border checkpoints must pay visa fee at the airport in euros.
Citizens of 14 countries can NOT get a visa on arrival they need to apply for and receive authorization code through an authorized agency or at the Iranian embassy/consulate in their native country.
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Iraq, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Nepal, India, Colombia, Canada, UK, and US.
It is safer to apply before your travel to Iran via the valid agencies to get the authorization code and the visa collection place which can be one of the International Airports in Iran which makes the time procedures easier, shorter and safer.
Sometimes airport offices paperwork to process your visa can take about 2 hours or even more if there is a large group waiting or during high season.
After the new travel restriction law established by the US government to travelers who have traveled to Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Iran, and wish to travel to the United States, Many businessmen and tourists especially the Europeans tried not to travel to Iran.
On October 20, 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran announced the taking of measures to expedite the Iran visa process and eliminate the Iran visa stamp and the entry and exit stamps to Iran.
Although This new initiative does not include the citizens of the Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey and also the citizens of US, Canada, UK, Jordan, Bangladesh, Colombia, and Somalia.
According to a mutual agreement within the framework of international rules, citizens of some countries do not need to apply for a visa to enter Iran. They include the citizens of China, Armenia, Turkey, Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Syria, Oman, Lebanon, Venezuela, Egypt, and Malaysia.
At the moment all passport holders from the USA, Canada, and the UK are subject to particular regulations.
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs) does not allow US, UK and Canadian passport holders to travel to Iran independently, they must be accompanied by a confirmed official tour guide during their travels in Iran, no matter as part of a tour group, or on a custom-tailor-made individual tour.
We recommend you to make your travel arrangements at least 10 weeks in advance of your planned travel date.
Required documents for US, UK, and Canadian citizens:
To extend your Iran Visa you need to go to the nearest Police Department of Alien Affairs. We suggest you plan your visit a few days before your existing visa is due to expire.
Iran Visa Extensions can be granted for 30 – 60 days. You can extend your Visa in major cities which is easy and convenient. These places include Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, and Yazd.
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