Who should apply for Iran Visa?


Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. Holders of normal passports from following countries have to apply for Iran Visa:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United States, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom.

Visa Exemptions and Visa on Arrival?


Holders of normal passports traveling as tourist can obtain a visa on arrival, for a maximum stay of 15 days, provided holding an e-visa pre-approval code obtained via e-mail from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and arriving at Chah-Bahar, Qeshm, Kish, Mashad, Esfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Tehran international airports and holding a photograph, a copy of passport’s biographical page and fee of between EUR 30 and EUR 80.

Citizens of the following 7 countries can visit Iran without a visa:
Azerbaijan(2 weeks and extension is possible til 3 month), Bolivia(30 days), Malaysia(15 days), Sri Lanka(1 month), Syria(90 days), Turkey(3 months), Venezuela(15 days)

Iran Visa Types

Free Trade Areas Visa

Tourist Visa

Transit visa

Student Visa

Press Visa

Diplomatic and Service Visa

Entry Visa

Visa for drivers carrying cargo

Work Permit Visa

Pilgrimage Visa

This type of visa will be issued for a two week stay in Free Trade and industrial Areas of Iran ([Kish Island], [Qeshm] Island and [Chabahar] Port) for all foreign visitors with a valid passport, and may be extended up to six months at the request of authorities of these areas.

Note: Foreign nationals who intend to travel to other parts of the country, should submit their application to representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the area and the application will be reviewed and visa will be issued if approved, within 48 hour.

Tourist visa is issued for foreign nationals who are interested to travel to Iran individually or with a group for the purpose of visiting Iran or their relatives.


1- From 23 September 2011 all visa applicant need to have an adequate medical travel insurance coverage from Iranian or Foreign Insurance Agents. List of the required document depend on nationality and embassy have some differences.

2- There is other regulations to issue visa for children under 18 years who are traveling with their Iranian mothers. the regulation and documents are mentioned here.

Transit visa is issued for a limited period of time for foreigners who intend to pass through Iran to a third country.

Student visa is issued for foreign nationals who intend to study in the Islamic republic of Iran.

Press visa is issued for journalists and representatives of foreign media and press who intend to travel to Iran for purposes relating to their profession for a specific period.

This visa is issued for holders of diplomatic and service passports who intend to travel to Iran. Diplomatic and service visa exemption:

Afghanistan (1 months), Armenia (1 months), Azerbaijan (1 months), Belarus (30 days), Benin (30 days), Bosnia (1 months), Brunei Darussalam (30 days), Bulgaria (1 months), Burkina Faso (1 months), Bolivia (60 days), Cambodia (1 months) ,China (1 months), Colombia (1 months), Congo (6 months), Croatia (1 months), Cyprus (3 months), Cuba (1 months), Ecuador (90 days) ,Ghana (30 days), Guinea (1 months), Guyana (1 months), Hungary (1 months), Indonesia (14 days), Japan (3 months), Kazakhstan (30 days), Kenya (1 months), North Korea (1 months), South Korea (3 months), Kyrgyzstan (1 months), Macedonia (1 months), Malawi (1 months), Mali (1 months), Moldova (1 months), Montenegro (30 days), Nicaragua (2 month), Oman (1 months), Pakistan (3 month), Philippines (30 days), Poland (1 months), Romania (1 months), Russia (30 days), Senegal (1 months), Serbia (30 days), Sierra Leone (1 months), Switzerland (1 months), Syria (30 days), Tajikistan (1 months), Tunisia diplomatic passport(1 months), Tunisia Service passport (3 month ), Turkmenistan (1 months), Venezuela (1 months), Viet Nam (30 months), Ukraine (30 days), Zimbabwe (30 days)

Entry Visa is a permission issued for foreign experts and businessmen who travel to Iran for a limited period of time (once – twice or multiple) for economic, commercial, cultural and industrial purposes.

his visa will be issued for foreign drivers carrying cargo to Iran or other countries. For these cases, it is necessary to coordinate in advance with the Diplomatic Missions of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

This visa will be issued for foreign nationals who intend to work in Iran. The Iranian host must obtain the work permit in advance from the concerned authorities.

Pilgrimage visa is issued only for the foreign Muslims who intend to visit Islamic sacred places in Iran (Qom, Mashhad and Shiraz).

How To Apply?

Step 1: Fill out Iran Visa Form

When you first fill out the form from our agency, you have to enter the exact information.As you may know, there is a 35 EUR fee which should be paid in advanced. But do not pay the fee, unless we make sure about your documents. If there were any unanswered questions, we will contact you to make sure that the process go through the right direction.  

Step 2: Visa Process

If you decide to fill out the form here, then it should be sent to Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The issue process will take about 10-15 working days for non-American visitors and for American visitors, the visa process would take at least 40 days. The output will be an authorization letter which will be transmitted to the Iranian Consulate which you have indicated in the form. However you may request us to forward it to another consulate with an extra charge.

Step 3: Collecting the Visa from The Consulate

Having the reference code, you will refer to the consulate with your passport (which must be valid for the next 6 months), the completed visa application form (which can be picked from the consulate or be downloaded from their website), 2 new passport size photos (with covered hair for ladies, at some consulates), the visa fee (which depends on your nationality) and the authorization reference code, (Always check the needed documents with the consulate, as there may be differences from one consulate to another.) You may also be able to send the documents and receive the visa by mail. Contact the consulate for more details. Find a directory of all Iranian consulates here.

Step 4: Confirming the receipt of Visa

Let us know the feedback. Inform us if the visa collection process was straight forward or you faced problems. If there is any problem, we will remain with you for solving it until you receive the visa. We rely on our clients for upgrading our service based on the feedback provided by them. If you have got it, so go ahead and enjoy your time in Iran.