General Information about Iran Tourist Visa

How to get Iran visa ?  What Iran visa requirements ? 

Visa’s law refers to the policy of the majority of citizens of foreign countries whom will need a visa to enter and stay in the country; it may take several months for American passport holders.Despite of on arrival visa which Iran government provided for the ease of entrance for foreign tourists, below nationals of 10 countries (Syria-Lebanon-Turkey-Azerbaijan-Bolivia-Egypt-Georgia-Malaysia-Armenia-Venezuela) can enter and stay during a specified period in Iran without needing a Visa and only by having a valid passport.

According to this, citizens in Low table will be able to stay in Iran without needing a visa. To stay longer than this period they must apply for a visa through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs representatives.

The terms and conditions of getting Iran tourist visa are as follows:

  • The validity of passport should be at least 6 months beyond your actual travel date
  • There is no official authority for Israeli passport
  • In the case of existing Israeli stamp in the traveler’s passport, at least one year after that can attempt for Iran tourist visa

Iran visa Validation

How long is a Iran visa valid for?

The Iranian visa shall be valid from 1 day to 90 days based on your request, from the time they are issued and put into your passport and passengers shall be permissible to reside in Iran maximum for 90 days(3 months) and in case of approval of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Iran, this term may be extended.  The Iran visa fee is different and it depends on nationality.

The Iran visa validity and expiration:

Iran visa validity is 3 months through getting tracking code which a traveler just can stay 30 days and after that the visa will be expired.

If during a validity of visa, failure will happen to the visa, it prevents your entering to Iran. In this case, you should re-apply for your visa.

Extending the duration of stay and Iran visa validity:

It is important to say that extending can be done twice for very entry. The traveler can extend duration of his/her stay to 30 days by the ministry of foreign affairs. So you will have 90 days by extending your travel period.

Iran visa tracking code validity:

Its validity is 14 days. The process of visa stamp at the embassy takes time. In order to be sure about its duration, you can call the embassy or contact with lovely Persia experts.

Entering twice with one visa stamp:

Having doubly entry visa, you should have to travel to Iran twice in three months. At once you had exiting stamp on your passport; you should apply for another visa for the second time to enter to the country.

What documents is needed for Iran visa?

  1. A completed visa application form downloaded from the embassy or consulate website*For tourist visa applicants offering reference number provided by reputable travel agent will sufficient.
  2. Two new biometric 4 * 3 full-face photograph, without a hat, dark glasses and endorsed
  3. Applicant passport must be valid for at least six months
  4. Providing visa issuance and postage fee payment receipt

How Can I get Iran Visa?

Nationals of all countries with a valid passport and residence permit in their country of residence can provide the required documents and visa to travel to Iran. Israeli citizens generally do not have the right to travel to Iran. Please check your country requirements.

Foreign nationals whom are under 18 years old need to provide their father written permission confirmed by official local presence to obtain visa.

All visitors including U.S, U.K, or Canadian Citizen may visit Kish Island or Qeshm Island for 14 days without needing a visa, even if they need a visa to visit Iran.

The process of getting Iran visa

After receiving your personal data, we will apply for your Iran visa authorization numbers from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Once the MFA has approved your visa, we will send you the visa authorization number. The MFA will also send the number to the Iranian embassy or consulate designated on your application.

How long it will takes for Iran visa to be issued?

The process takes different based on your nationality; normally it will take between 5 to 10 working days.

You will then apply for the visa and take to the Iranian embassy or consulate designated on your Iran visa authorization form and the Iranian embassy or consulate will put the visa into your passport and return it to you.

For applying Iran visa the following general steps are required:

  • Passport with at least 6 months validity
  • Personal photo (6×4, white background)
  • Fill out the application form

After presenting the mentioned documents, you will receive or get the authorization code.

You have to present the above items with visa stamp fee to the Iran embassy.

In order to have complete information, make a phone call to lovely Persia or leave it up to us.


Iran visa upon the traveler arrival

Ministry of foreign affairs on September 23, 2018, has proclaimed that issuing E-visa plane (with no sticker attachment in the passport) is started in Iranian embassies and consulates all over the world and Iran International Airport. All airlines fulfilled Tehran International Airport (IKA), Shiraz International Airport (SYZ) and Isfahan International Airport (IFN).

The terms of Issuing Iran E-visa without sticker:

  • The type of this visa include Business, family, medical, pilgrimage, and tourist.
  • Visa has to be single entry.
  • Visa sticker is affording on a piece of A4-sized paper.
  • Both exit and entry stamps are set in this paper.
  • The following nationalities have to have the visa sticker in their passports: America, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, England, Jordan, Pakistan, and Somali.

It is important to say that Indian nationalities can have visa on their arrival with previous registration.

Note: It is important to notify you that the price of E-visa for different nationalities is not the same and its price will be received by cash in Melli Bank in the airport.

Do I need Iran visa?

Below nationals can travel to Iran through the Iranian representative in that country :

Albania, Germany, Austria, Uzbekistan, Spain, Australia, Slovenia, Slovakian, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia – Ukraine – Italy – Ireland – Bahrain – Brazil – Brunette – Belarus – Belgium – Bulgaria – Bosnia-Herzegovina – Portugal – Peru – Tajikistan – Thailand – Turkmenistan – China – Denmark – Russian Federation – Romania – Japan – Singapore – Sweden – Switzerland – Syria – Saudi Arabia – Oman – France – Palestine – Cyprus – Kyrgyzstan – Qatar – Croatia – South Korea – North Korea – Colombia – Cuba – Kuwait – Georgia – Lebanon – Luxembourg – Poland – Malaysia – Hungary – Mongolia – Mexico – Norway – New Zealand – Venezuela – Vietnam – Netherlands – Yugoslavia – Greece

Travel to Iran as an U.S, U.K, or Canadian Citizen

Can I travel to Iran as a U.S, U.K, or Canadian Citizen?

U.S, U.K, or Canadian Citizen can travel to Iran legally only with some different regulations from other national citizens. The process of applying for Iran visa is slightly different for the named citizens than other nationalities.First thing to do for citizens of the three countries is to apply for their Iran visa 2-3 months before their trip.  But before that, they must obtain a travel authorization number from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign affair (MFA). For obtaining the number an itinerary from an Iranian travel agency is needed.

Once you have the number you can apply for your Iran visa and you can choose which consulate or embassy you wish to pick up your visa form.if you would like to pay a little less for the travel, you can book a tour with a bigger group that will be cheaper and more people will accompany you during your Iran travel.With any case you are traveling with you will be warmly be welcomed by the Iranian officers at the gate.The only occasion in which your admission to Iran will be denied is if you have Israel visa or stamp in your passport.

All Iran travelers can enjoy the hospitality and warm welcomes from Iranians during their trip.

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