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Iran Visa FAQs

In this Article Hi, Deh! answers to Iran Visa FAQs. Iran Visa policy similar to other countries may change during the time. For accurate information about Iran Visa always check foreign affair ministry or check the latest changes Here.

  •  Do I need a visa to travel to Iran?

The following 11 countries can visit Iran without a visa, but under limited conditions:

  •  Armenia 90 days within 180 days
  •  Azerbaijan 30 days
  •  Bolivia 30 days
  •  Egypt 20 days
  •  Georgia 45 days
  •  Lebanon 30 days
  •  Malaysia 15 days
  •  Serbia 30 days within 1 year
  •  Syria1 90 days within 180 days
  •  Turkey 3 months
  •  Venezuela 15 days

1 – if arriving by air directly from Damascus

This list is subject to change and you can check the latest changes Here, please make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of six months.

  • Can I get an entry visa to Iran?

Holders of normal passports traveling as a tourist can obtain a visa on arrival (under certain conditions) for a maximum stay of 30 days at most airports except the following countries who must apply at an Iranian embassy/consulate for the Iranian visa prior to their arrival to Iran:

  •  Afghanistan
  •  Bangladesh
  •  Canada
  •  Colombia
  •  Iraq1,3
  •  Jordan
  •    Nepal3
  •  Pakistan
  •  Somalia
  •  Sri Lanka3
  •  Syria2
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United Staes

1 – visa on arrival at Mashhad Airport or Arvand Free Zone by land.
2 – visa not required if arriving by air directly from Damascus only.
3 – can obtain a visa on arrival if have e-visa confirmation.

  • Can I travel to Iran if I have an Israeli stamp in my Passport?

If you have been to Israel, your application may be rejected! Entry or exit stamp from Egyptian/Israeli, Jordanian/ Israeli border has the same situation.

  • Are there any specific requirements for ABC (US, UK and Canadian) citizens traveling to Iran?

Visas for those travelers are subject to particular regulations. These nationalities do not allow travel to Iran independently.  They are required to travel along with a licensed tour guide provided by registered travel company from the moment of arrival to departure. A fixed itinerary, a copy of the first page of passport plus detailed information of all travelers including their CVs & social media Ids must be submitted via the travel agency in advance and the tourism board will check the itinerary and details of travelers. After confirmation of the tourism board, the agency will apply for the visa in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The finalized itinerary is not subject to change.

  • Which Iranian airports grant Visa upon arrival?

Iran Visa on arrival is available at the international airports: Tehran (Imam Khomeini), Bushehr, Shiraz, Isfahan( Shahid Beheshti), Mashhad, Gheshm, Kerman Shah, Kish, and Tabriz.

  • Can Hi, Deh! (Boom Kolbeh Mana Co.) Apply for the visa?

Hi, Deh! can apply for visa authorization number for those interested to book a tour with us.

  1. We can apply visa for agencies and groups. After approval, we will forward the Visa reference number to the customer.
  2. Please note that we are unable to apply for this code (visa reference number) if you don’t book all the duration of your trip with us.
  3. Lately, the rules for applying visa have changed to make them easier. You can simply, by yourself, at the airports mentioned above get a 30-day visa upon arrival.
  • What is the Iranian Visa Reference Number?

Apply for a visa at an approved Iranian travel agency. The agency will apply for your visa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Upon approval of your visa, a visa reference number will be generated by MFA and faxed to the Iranian consulate nearest to your residence. Your tour agency will send you this reference number. You can hand over the reference number to the Iranian Embassy to obtain your Visa.

Please note: The visa reference number is an “authorization code” and means that your visa has been granted by MFA. You will use this number to pick up your visa at the designated consulate/embassy of Iran or have it posted to your address. Please contact the Iranian Embassy closest to you for more information.

  • How long will it take to get an Iranian visa?

The visa process for ABC (the US, UK, and Canadian) passport holders will take about one month. The process for Others will take about 7-10 working days. Please note during Nowrooz (Iranian New Year) the MFA will be closed from 17-25 March.

  • Do I pay for visa issuing/Stamp?

Yes, Iranian embassy/cunsulate/ airport immigration will charge you a fee for issuing your visa. This is completely separate with any amount paid for your tour.

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2 years ago

Useful information. Thank you for sharing