Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA) – Iran Airport Visa
As Iran visa policy clearly states, all nationalities (except 10 countries) are eligible to get Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa). They can simply apply for a 30 day Iran tourist visa (or Iran pilgrimage visa) on arrival at the passport and visas offices at international airports of Iran.
You can find all you need to know about Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa) in this page. (Last update: Aug. 2018)
Which airports are issuing Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa)?
You can get your Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa) at the following airports:
Which nationalities are eligible to apply for an Iran visa on arrival?
Although most nationalities can easily get their Iran visa on arrival, this Iran airport visa is not applicable for citizens of following 10 countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, United Kingdom, and United States.
Citizens of these countries have to get an Iranian visa before their arrival from Iran consulates in their home countries.
Also citizens of Israel are totally banned from entry to Iran.
Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa) exceptions:
This Iranian visa on arrival (Iranian airport visa) is only for tourist or pilgrimage purposes and applicants are not allowed to work or study during their stay in Iran. So as Iran MFA stated very clearly, the following applicants are NOT entitled to get Iran visa on arrival and will be refused if apply for an Iran visa at Iran airports:
- Journalists and reporters on mission.
- Holders of diplomatic or service passports.
- Those whose applications for Iranian visa have been previously refused.
Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa) requirements:
- Confirmed return ticket.
- A passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months.
- Iran travel insurance. It can be purchased 24/7 on arrival at any of Iran international airports or online from our website.
- The applicants are required to submit ONE of the following documents at the airport to collect their Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa):
Due to official difficulties and restrictions at international airports, it is highly recommended by MFA (Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs), to get a pre-arrival confirmation (Iran visa authorization code or Iran visa grant notice) before your trip to facilitate your visa issuance progress.
Due to the new regulations, starting on September 23rd 2011, all Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa) applicants, along with other required documents, must enclose the proof of an adequate medical travel insurance coverage from Iranian or foreign insurance agents to allow smooth processing of their application.
You can purchase an Iran travel insurance on arrival at any of Iran international airports 24/7 or click to get an Iran travel insurance online.
Iran visa fees:
Iranian visa fees varies for different nationalities. Iran on arrival visa fee varies from 20 to 150 euros and should be paid in cache on arrival at Iran international airports.
Please note that all Iran visa fee should be paid in cache and no credit or debit card is acceptable at the moment. These are the last updated (until April 2017) Iran airport visa fees:
Czech Republic: €75
Hong Kong: €80
Ivory Coast: €60
New Zealand: €150
Saudi Arabia: €30
Sri Lanka: €40
South Africa: €80
South Korea: €50
United Arab Emirates: €100
What is the chance to get an Iran visa on arrival (Iran airport visa)?
Fortunately, if you have all required documents, you will be granted Iran visa in most cases. Anyways, visa officers are the final deciders and they have the right to refuse your request. Generally, visa refuse chance is about 10 percent.
The only way to get sure that you will be granted Iran visa on arrival in shortest time is to get an Iran visa authorization code (Iran visa grant notice) before arrival. It is also recommended by Iran ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) to apply for your Iran visa grant letter through authorized Iranian travel agencies. You can simply apply online here.