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Iran Visa Information
 
 
Tourist Visa on Arrival
If you plan to visit Iran for less than 30 days and would like to get a tourist visa, the nationals of 50 countries holding an ordinary passport, visiting mainland Iran can obtain their 30 days tourist visa upon arrival at the airports listed below:

    IKA : Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport
    MHD : Mashhad Airport
    SYZ : Shiraz Airport
    TBZ : Tabriz Airport
    ISF : Isfahan Airport

Please check the following link to see the list of countries eligible for Visa On Arrival:

list of visa on arrival countries

 As of Dec 2014 the following nationalities can NOT get Visa on Arrival: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somolia.

 Note: All USA, CANADA and UK passport holders must travel as a group with a registered guide through a registered travel agency to be allowed a visa to Iran.
The MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) requires those traveling to have a guide from arrival point to departure, essentially this means you need to have a guide with you on a daily basis.

 Visa reference code (Authorization Number)

In order to apply and get a visa you must submit your passport details to an authorised Iranian travel or tour company. Once the agency receives your information, they apply online to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to get your visa approval number. Your visa will then be processed and if approved an authorization number will be faxed to the Iranian embassy you nominated to have it picked up at. Your travel agent will then email you the Visa Reference Number "authorization number" you can then pick up your visa. The number they give you is just an "authorization code". The authorization number means that your visa has been approved by the MFA but it is not the visa itself. Normal processing time by the MFA is 10-14 working days and longer for passports from USA , CANADA and UK.

 Please note: the visa authorization number is valid only in the consulate you have asked for your visa to be issued in.

 

Collect your visa in Iranian embassy

After you receive your authorization number you can apply in person or by mail at the nominated embassy or consulate. The actual processing time depends on the embassy and can be from 1-5 days. A tourist visa is issued for a maximum stay of 30 days . The visa remains valid for a period of 3 months from the date of issue, so don’t pick it up too early before you plan to travel to Iran.

To make things easier we have a full list of all Iranian Embassies and consulates all over the world with their addresses and other pertinent information.
Iranian Embassies

Note: Visas for American & Candians can be issued at the Iranian Interest Section of the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC.

Most embassies would ask the following documents to issue your visa:

  1. The orginal Passport (must have more than 6 months of validity left)
  2. A copy of your passport photo page
  3. Application form (sometimes available online)
  4. Passport size photos (not smaller than 1”x1.5” or 2.5cm x 3.8cm) - 2 to 4 pices
  5. Proof of medical travel insurance (including evacuation and repatriation coverage)
  6. MFA Authorization Number ( will be sent through your travel agent)
  7. Visa fee "depending on your nationality"

 

Adventure Iran reference code (Visa Authorization):

We can apply for visa authorazation number for those intrested to book a tour with us.

Please note that we are unable to apply for this code if you don't book all of the duration of your stay with us.

Note: Iranian embassy will charge you a fee for issuing your visa. This is completely seperate with any amount paid for your tour.

 To apply for Visa Authoratation number please click the following link:

Apply for Iran Visa Online

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