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Iran Visa

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 Iran Tourist 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). Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Iran tourist visa authorization number:

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.

Iran Travel GuideIn addition, The validity duration of this code for receiving your Iran Tourist 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.

Get Your Iran Visa just in 4 steps

Required Documents:
  • High-quality passport Image (in color) that has at least 6 months validity
  • Portrait photo (in color) with white background
  • Filled out the visa application form online here or download it here.
  1. Send required documents to
  2. Wait for our confirmation
  3. You will receive the Authorization code in 7-10 days
  4. Refer to the selected embassy or airport and collect your visa.
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Iran travel guide helpful tips

Iran Tourist Visa Important Tips

* Only 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 (maximum 60 days more).

* To apply for all types of visas, your passport should have at least 6 months of validity, beyond your actual travel date.

Visa on Arrival

Iran airport visa also called Iran visa on arrival, is a tourist visa that allows you to apply for and receive your Iran tourist visa when you show up at one of the Iranian international airports.


Iran Airport Visa Requirements and Conditions:


* Citizens of all countries except the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Colombia, and Somalia can register their visas in the electronic visa system and choose one of the international airports in the country as a place to obtain a visa.

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Iran airport visa - Visa on arrival

*The presence of the visa applicant and its original passport with a validity of at least 6 months and without any damage or objection when obtaining a visa is required.


*Original and a copy of travel insurance, the insurance is mandatory for all foreign nationals to enter Iran (issuance of this insurance policy is also possible at the airport)


*Having the confirmation form from the electronic visa system is necessary, which is sent to the applicant’s email after agreeing to issue the visa.


*Due to the fact that foreign bank cards are not used in the country, travelers need cash in one of the foreign currencies: preferably Euros to pay for visa fees.

Iran travel guide important tipsCitizens of 9 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, Jordan, 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 an embassy or 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 4 hours or even more if there is a large group waiting or during high season.


In case your visa on arrival is rejected you will be held the responsibility for your return flight and any extra costs.

Elimination of Iran Visa Stamps

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.


As a result on October 20, 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran announced the taking of measures to expedite the visa process and eliminate the visa stamp and the entry and exit stamps to Iran.

Elimination of Iran Visa Stamps
Iran Tourist Visa Stamps Eliminated

Visa-Free (Excluded Citizenship)

Iran Tourist Visa PolicyAccording 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 Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and Cuba.


China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei.


Armenia, Turkey, Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia.


Bolivia, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, Egypt, and Malaysia.


Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Lebanon, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belarus.


Tunisia, Tanzania, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Seychelles.


Citizens of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia do not need Iran tourist visa if they travel as a group.


Citizens of India if they enter from the air border.

Iran Tourist Visa for US, UK, and Canadian Passport Holders

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Visa for Canadian citizen

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.

Required documents for US, UK, and Canadian citizens:

  • High-quality passport Image (in color) with at least 6 months validity and 2 blank pages
  • Portrait photo (in color) with white background (women do not need to wear hijab)
  • Filled out the visa application form (Download)
  • Professional resume
Visa Extension

How to expend your Iran tourist visaTo extend your 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 Tourist 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.

Iran Tourist Visa Fee

Visa fees are divided into two parts

  • The amount in which the agency charge you to receive an authorization number and invitation letter.
  • The consular fee which you directly pay to the Iranian embassy/consulate or airport where you collect your visa. (depends on your nationality.)
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