Iranian Visa FAQ
The visa contains information in both Persian (Farsi) and English. The information in Persian consists of:
3. Number of accompanying persons
4. Number of entries
5. Duration of stay
6. Type of visa
7. Visa validity start date
8. Visa validity expiry date
- Airport Visas/Visa On Arrival (VOA) which can be obtained at Iran’s international airports for nationals of eligible countries
- Transit Visas which can be obtained at Iran’s international ports (borders)
- Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) - Tehran
- Mehrabad International Airport (THR) - Tehran
- Mashhad International Airport (MHD) / Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport
- Shiraz Inernational Airport (SYZ)
- Tabriz International Airport (TBZ)
Azerbaijan, Albania, Germany, Austria, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Spain, Australia, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia, Ukraine, Italy, Ireland, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Portugal, Peru, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, China, Denmark, Russian Federation, Romania, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, France, Palestine, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Croatia, South Korea, North Korea, Cuba, Kuwait, Georgia, Lebanon, Luxemburg, Poland, Malaysia, Hungary, Mongolia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Venezuela, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Greece
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, United Kingdom, United States of America
Nationals from these countries must first apply for an Iranian visa at an embassy or consulate. On approval, they may collect their visa and travel to Iran with it.
- Entry (A)
- Tourist (B)
- Pilgrimage (C)
- Political (D)
- Study (E)
- Work Permit (F)
- Transit (G)
- Press (H)
- Service (S)
- Joining Family
- Exit & Return
- Completed visa application form
- Two recent biometric 3x4 photos (full frontal, without hat, without dark glasses, personal information written on the back)
- Original passport with at least 6 months validity
- Payment receipt for visa issuance according to consular costs
- Filling out the application form completely.
- Paying the application fee.
- Receiving payment confirmation email
- Receiving visa grant letter after 3 to 7 working days
- Collecting visa by providing the visa grant letter at the selected place in the application form by applicant
- Armenia (90-day visa)
- Azerbaijan (30-day visa)
- Bolivia (30-day visa)
- Egypt (20-day visa)
- Georgia (45-day visa)
- Lebanon (30-day visa)
- Malaysia (15-day visa)
- Serbia (30-day visa)
- Turkey (90-day visa)
- Venezuela (15-day visa)
The application fee can be paid online and at the last step of the visa application form with Pay Pal through All major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card.
The debit card that displays the Visa or MasterCard logo can be used for the payment as well.
The Pay Pal account can be made at the last step of the application form incase if the applicant has no Pay Pal account yet.
- IKA: Imam Khomeini Airport
- TEH: Tehran Mehrabad Airport
- SYZ: Shiraz International Airport
- MHD: Mashhad International Airport
- TBZ: Tabriz International Airport
- ISF: Isfahan International Airport
- KIH: Kish International Airport
Actual signed passport should be provided, including one copy of the personal information page of passport. Passport must be valid for the next six months, have at least one blank visa page, not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way.Iran Visa Application form:
Fully completed copy of the visa application form. The application form must be typed, include answers for all fields, display full name as it appears in passport.
- A personnel photo
- To be taken within the last three months
- To be taken against an all-white background
- Full frontal view of head with face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
- May wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes.
- photo should not be affixed to any application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples
General Questions About Iran
Women must cover their bodies, including hands, legs and torso. They can do so by wearing long trousers, a long loose shirt and a scarf around the head and hair. They may also use the customary dress in Iran, manto, which is a long coat covering from the neck to the legs. The scarf or veil must cover the hair and neck.
Men must refrain from wearing short trousers.
10 Rials = 1 Toman
To make it easy to remember, removing one zero from the end of a price in RIALS will give you the price in TOMANS.
- MCI: the state-based company. Good reception almost everywhere.
- MTN: a private company and the main competitor of MCI. Currently has the highest internet speeds for mobile.