See You in Iran provides tourist visa services for the exponentially growing number of people interested in visiting Iran. Here you can find information about getting a visa to Iran and also an online visa form through which you can apply for one. After the form is completed, it will take 5-10 working days for an authorization code to be processed by Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The code will then be sent via e-mail to the allocated Iranian embassy/consulate which will issue the tourist visa to be picked up.
Steps for Online Visa Application
1. Fill in the online visa application form.
2. Upload a recent color photo.
3. Scan and upload the first two pages of your passport.
4. Check your mailbox for the confirmation email.
5. Complete visa processing payment (find the payment link in your confirmation email).
Recently, as a part of major developments in Iran’s tourism sector, the visa process has noticeably improved. For example, Visa on Arrival (VOA) is now issued for 30-day stays and it can be issued either as a paper sticker or just a stamp. While VOA has become a popular choice for independent travelers from a range of over 65 countries, the safest option is still to apply for a tourist visa in advance. It is ideal for groups and proactive travelers who prefer to prepare for their trip and avoid the risk of being rejected a visa when they enter Iran. Furthermore, it’s the only option for travelers from the U.K., Canada and the U.S. and the sound-proof choice for travelers entering through an airport other than Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) or via a land route.
In further pursuit of our mission to connect travelers with locals, we are thrilled to expand beyond our online community, cultural programs and accommodation, by contributing to the improvement of secure, online travel services to Iran. Hope to #SeeYouinIran soon!
The office of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues visas upon arrival at the following airports:
– Imam Khomeini International Airport
– Mehrabad International Airport
– Mashhad International Airport
– International Airport of Shiraz
– Tabriz International Airport
1. Passport-holders of the following countries can visit Iran without a visa and stay for a number of days. Their stay can be extended by applying for a visa extension at Iranian consulates and embassies in their countries or the Iranain Foreign Police in Iran:
Turkey (90 days), Armenia (90 days), Lebanon (30 days), Serbia (30 days), Egypt (20 days), Malaysia (15 days), Syria (90 days), Georgia (45 days), Bolivia (30 days), Venezuela (15 days), Azerbaijan (2 weeks).
2. Travelers applying for visas with passports from the United States, Britain and Canada can only qualify for a tourist visa (and not a VOA). Furthermore, U.S.-passport holders are also required to travel with a tour guide to an approved set of sites. Persons travelling with the aforementioned passport in Iran also have to provide detailed information regarding their travel plans. Including but not exclusive to accommodation, attractions to be visited, exact dates of arrival and departure, and in some cases the routes to be visited must be mentioned.
In general, travelers planning on entering Iran with passports from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Iraq, Colombia, Jordan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh cannot apply for VOA and are forced to apply for a visa in advance.
These policies are largely out of repicrocity and can be avoided if a traveler from the aforementioned countries has additional citizenship in another country.
3. Passport holders planning on traveling to Iran can also apply for visas at Iranian consulates and embassies in the below countries:
Azerbaijan – Albania – Germany – Austria – Armenia – Uzbekistan – Spain – Australia – Slovenia – Slovakia – United Arab Emirates – Indonesia – Ukraine – Italy – Ireland – Bahrain – Brazil – Brontiers – Belarus – Belgium – Bulgaria – Bosnia Herzegovina – Portugal – Peru – Tajikistan – Thailand – Turkmenistan – China – Denmark – Federative Russia – Romania – Japan – Singapore – Sweden – Switzerland – Syria – Saudi – Oman – France – Palestine – Cyprus – Kyrgyzstan – Qatar – Croatia – South Korea – North Korea – Colombia – Cuba – Kuwait – Georgia – Lebanon – Luxemburg – Poland – Malaysia – Hungary – Mongolia – Mexico – Norway – New Zealand – Venezuela – Vietnam – Netherlands – Czech Republic – Greece