Iran Visa FAQ

Which countries can go to Iran without visa?

Citizens of the following eight countries DON’T need a visa and can enter Iran freely and stay for a specified time:

  1. Armenia: 90 days within 180 days
  2. Azerbaijan: 14 days
  3. Egypt: 20 days
  4. Georgia: 45 days
  5. Lebanon: 30 days
  6. Malaysia: 15 days
  7. Syria: 90 days
  8. Turkey: 90 days

How do I get a visa for Iran?

To get a visa for Iran you need to:

  1. Fill in Iran visa application from online.
  2. Receive your Iran visa grant notice.
  3. Submit your passport to Iran Embassy/Consulate or international airports.
  4. Pay the visa fee.
  5. Collect your visa or e-visa for Iran.

How much is Iran visa fee?

Iran visa fees varies between 20 and 150 euros. Iran visa fee depends to your nationality, visa type and where you want to collect your visa. Iran visa on arrival is a bit more expensive than if you collect your visa before arrival from Iran embassies or consulates. Iran tourist visa fee for most European nationals is 50 and 75 euros if they collect visa from embassy or on arrival respectively.

How long does it take to get Iran visa?

When you apply to get Iran visa through us, it normally takes about 2 business days to get your Iran visa approval. Then you can collect your visa from Iran embassies (which can takes up to 7 days for visa sticker and only 1 day for electronic visas) or get Iran e-visa on arrival which is instant.

Can US citizen travel to Iran?

Yes. Although there are very strict policies regarding Iran visa for Americans, they are allowed to travel to Iran ONLY through authorized and organized tours. They also have to be accompanied by an Iranian licensed travel guide while traveling inside Iran.

Do I need a visa to Iran?

All visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions, unless they are from an Iran visa free country (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Syria, and Turkey) or country eligible to obtain an e-visa on arrival (e-VOA).

Most nationalities can apply for and get an Iran e-visa on arrival. However, citizens of the following 10 countries need to get their Iran visa pre-arrival from an Iranian Embassy/Consulate: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, United Kingdom, and United States.

Can UK citizens travel independently in Iran?

No. They are only allowed to travel to Iran through authorized and organized tours. If they want to travel individually, they still have to be accompanied by an Iranian licensed travel guide while traveling inside Iran.

How much does Iran visa cost?

Iran visa cost varies between 20 and 150 euros. Iran visa cost is dependent to your nationality, visa type and where you want to collect your visa. Iran visa on arrival is a bit more expensive than if you collect your visa before arrival from Iran embassies or consulates. Iran tourist visa cost for most European nationals is 50 and 75 euros if they collect visa from embassy or on arrival respectively.

Do I need a visa to visit Iran?

All visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions, unless they are from an Iran visa free country (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Syria, and Turkey) or country eligible to obtain an e-visa on arrival (e-VOA).

Most nationalities can apply for and get an Iran e-visa on arrival. However, citizens of the following 10 countries need to get their Iran visa pre-arrival from an Iranian Embassy/Consulate: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, United Kingdom, and United States.

How long is Iran visa?

Iran tourist visa is normally valid for 3 months and duration of stay is 30 days. Anyways, tourists or pilgrimages can ask for a visa to let them stay up to 90 days in Iran.

Do UK citizens need a visa for Iran?

Yes. Not only UK citizens need a visa for Iran, but also they are not allowed to travel to Iran individually. The British are only allowed to travel to Iran through authorized and organized tours.

Do I need a visa to visit Iran from Canada?

Yes. Not only Canadians need a visa to visit Iran, but also they are not allowed to travel to Iran individually. Canadians are only allowed to travel to Iran through authorized and organized tours.

How much is visa to Iran?

Visa to Iran costs between 20 and 150 euros. Iran visa fee is dependent to your nationality, visa type and where you want to collect your visa. Iran visa on arrival is a bit more expensive than if you collect your visa before arrival from Iran embassies or consulates. Tourist visa to Iran for most European nationals costs 50 and 75 euros if they collect visa from embassy or on arrival respectively.

Is Iran visa on arrival?

Yes, due to new changes in Iran visa policies to welcome more tourists to Iran, most nationalities can apply online and get an electronic visa on arrivals at Iran international airports. However, citizens of the following 10 countries need to get their Iran visa pre-arrival from an Iranian Embassy/Consulate:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, United Kingdom, and United States.

How can I get Iran visa on arrival?

These are steps to get Iran visa on arrival:

  1. Fill in Iran visa application from online.
  2. Receive your Iran visa grant notice.
  3. Fly to Iran international airports and pay the visa fee.
  4. Get your electronic visa and enter Iran.

What is the chance to get Iran visa on arrival?

Visa officers at visa offices in international airports of Iran have complete authority and delegation to decide about visa applications. Anyways, if you have your Iran visa grant notice (Iran visa authorization code), it means your visa application is approved, your visa issuance is guaranteed and you will be granted visa on arrival for sure.

How to pay for Iran VOA?

You ONLY have to pay the Iran VOA fee in CACHE and in Euros. Some banks terminal may accept USD too. But it is recommended to bring enough cache in Euros. Due to unfair financial sanctions against Iran, you CAN’T use any debit or credit card in Iran.

What kind of Iran visa will be issued on arrival?

At the moment, visa offices at Iran international airports mostly issue 3 types of Iran e-visa:

  1. Type (A) which is Business visa or Entry visa.
  2. Type (B) which is Tourist visa.
  3. Type (C) which is pilgrimage visa.

Iran visa on arrival lets tourist to stay 30 days in Iran. Since late 2018, Iran MFA no longer affixes visas to passports nor stamps them on entry as a response to the US sanctions on persons who have visited Iran after 2011.

Is Iran visa required for Kish Island?

No, tourists from all countries (except Israel) can enter and stay in Kish Island for up to 30 days without any visa. Anyways, if they want to enter Iran mainland from Kish Island, they have to apply to get a visa.

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