All nationalities are very welcomed to visit Iran; however, Israeli citizens will be refused entry according to the Iran visa policy approaches. The passport holders of several countries, including Turkey, Malaysia, Syria, Armenia, Lebanon, Iraq, China, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, etc., do not need an Iran visa to enter the country. Eleven types of Iran visas are currently issued at the MFA Iran visa section, among which tourist and pilgrimage visas are issued by Ghoghnos Travel Agency under the same conditions elucidated below.
Filling out your Iran E-visa application form, you need to provide the following Iran visit visa requirements:
• Passport (Your passport or travel document must be valid for at least six months at the time of departure.)
• The image of the first page of your valid passport under the following standards
• Digital personal passport photo under the following standards
• All the Iran visa applications of the U.S., Canadian and British passport holders must provide a detailed resume or CV.
Iran E-Visa Photo Requirements:
The image of the first page of your valid passport must be:
|Since your personal photo is an essential part of your Iran E-visa, you need to provide a professional photo meeting all the Iran E-visa photo requirements.|
|Your passport photo must be:
• In color
• In JPEG (.jpg) file format
• In rectangular aspect ratio (height must be greater than width)
• Clear and in focus
• Equal to or less than 240 KB (not less than 10 KB)
• 600x400 pixels in dimension
In case you intend to apply for a tourist visa for Iran, you need to go through the following steps:
1) Apply for Your Visa Grant Number (VGN):
To get your Visa Grant Number (VGN), which is one of the essential Iran visa requirements, you need to fill out an application form initially, based on your passport information. To apply for your Iran visit visa, check the online Iran tourist Visa Application Form, but before requesting the Iran E-visa online, make sure that:
• You select your nominated Iranian embassy or consulate first. Since your chosen Iranian embassy submitted on your application form cannot be changed later, please select the most accessible one.
• Find your closest Iranian embassy or consulate from the list of Iran embassies.
2) Receive Confirmation Email
Once you apply for the Iran tourist visa online, you can wait for our confirmation email.
3) Pay for Iran Visa Service
Right after receiving our confirmation email, you need to pay your Iran visit visa fee. The visa service fee is the primary amount you pay to your selected Iran visa agency for submitting your Iran tourist visa invitation and getting your approval number. Paying the amount to an Iran visa travel agency, you can make sure that your visa approval is almost guaranteed. Our Iran visa service fee is € 25, non-refundable regardless of the outcome or if you withdraw your application after submission.
4) Receive Your Visa Grant Number (VGN)
You will receive a Visa Grant Number upon your Iran tourist visa approval. Your authorization code will be valid for 25 days from the date of issue.
5) Collect Your Iran Tourist Visa:
Once you have received your authorization code, you can refer to your nominated Iranian embassy or Iran International Airports to obtain your Iran tourist visa stamp. Referring to your nominated Iranian embassy, you need to pay for your Iran visa fees, including your health insurance fees, in person. Depending on your selected Iranian embassy, some other requirements might be claimed. Collecting your Iran tourist visa and health insurance is possible at Iran’s international airports as well.
Note that the passports of tourists entering Iran will not be stamped for alleviating their concerns over U.S. sanctions.
The amount you need to pay for your tourist visa to Iran and health insurance depends on the passport with which you travel to Iran.
Iran Visa on Arrival or Iran airport visa refers to a class of short term tourist visa, which can be applied upon arrival at Iran airports. Iran airport visa will be issued in all Iran international airports for almost all the applicants except for the passport holders of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, India, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In case you have not submitted your Iran tourist visa health insurance at your nominated Iranian embassy or consulate, you can obtain it on arrival as well. Delivering the documents required for an Iran tourist visa, such as your valid passport and authorization code, you can submit for your Iran visit visa compulsory health insurance at Iran airports. The health insurance fee is € 15, which should be paid in cash only.
Depending on your nationality, the number of entries, and your Iran tourist visa duration, Iran visa fees may vary from €20 to €150. This amount is separated from visa service fees to be paid to the travel agency.
Please note that:
• Iran visa on arrival fees should be paid in cash and Euros or equivalent to USD. Hence, provide the needed money for your Iran visit visa fee in cash in Euros or USD.
• You need to pay your Iran visa fees and health insurance fees in cash only. No credit cards or debit cards are acceptable at Iran airports.
• The visa office, banks, and travel agency offices at all international airports work 24/7.
• Iran visa fees can be changed anytime by the MFA Iran visa section without any prior notice.
Holding a visa for Iran, you should enter the country within three months from the date of issue, and you may stay according to the granted duration. Iran tourist visa 2021 is a single entry visa, issued for a maximum duration of 30 days with the option of extension in Iran. Iran tourist visa extension is possible two times, each for a maximum duration of 30 days.
1- What type of visa do I need?
Entering Iran for tourist and pilgrimage purposes, you need to get Iran tourist or pilgrimage visas. Both visas are applied under the same conditions.
2- How long does it take to get an Iran tourist visa?
Getting an Iran tourist visa process usually takes around seven working days. But since the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs might have any concerns about the submitted applications and this could hold up the processes, it is recommended to take the action not too late.
3- Do I need to book my flight before getting my Iran tourist visa?
You do not need to book your flight in advance of you get your Iran tourist visa.
4- Do I need to book my hotels before getting my Iran tourist visa?
You do not need to book your hotels in advance of you get your Iran tourist visa unless you are a U.S., British or Canadian citizen.
5- Do I need to deliver my itinerary before getting my Iran tourist visa?
You do not need to deliver your itinerary in advance of you get your Iran tourist visa unless you are a U.S., British or Canadian citizen.
6- What are the specific requirements for the U.S., British, and Canadian citizens?
The citizens of the U.S., Britain, and Canada are subject to particular regulations according to the MFA policies. They are required to travel to Iran on escorted tours either as part of a tour group or on a tailor-made individual tour. They may be required to provide some additional documents, such as their CVs. Therefore, the mentioned passport holders need to make their travel arrangements at least ten weeks before their planned travel date.
7- Can I get a visa at the airport on arrival?
If you are not a passport holder of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, India, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, you can get an Iran tourist visa on arrival for 30 days at Iran’s international airports.
8- Can I extend my Iran tourist visa while being in Iran?
Yes, you can. For getting an extension, you need to go to the nearest Police Department of Alien Affairs before your visa expires.