Citizens of all countries except Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Azerbaijan will need a visa to visit Iran. These mentioned nationals can travel to Iran without needing a visa. Some visitors will need to get a tourist visa in advance, while some visitors will be able to get a visa on arrival.
The visa authorization numbers are given by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to approved visitors. Approved visitors then can apply to get the visa. The visa is the actual document issued by an Iranian embassy or consulate and put into your passport that allows you to enter Iran.
The visa authorization numbers are valid for thirty days. Once you receive them from Iran Tour Center, you should contact your designated Iranian embassy or consulate to make sure they have received them from the MFA. Do this within three days of receiving the numbers. If the embassy or consulate has not received the numbers, contact Iran Tour Center so they can have the MFA resend the numbers.
The visa is valid for three months after it is issued.
There are two fees, one for the visa authorization numbers from the MFA and one for the visa stamp in the embassy. The cost for the visa authorization numbers is $40 and paid to the travel agency for applying for the numbers. If you purchase travel services or a tour, Iran Tour Center may discount or waive this fee.
The second fee is for the visa itself. The cost of the visa varies according to one’s nationality but generally costs between 40 to 60 Euro. Please contact Iran Tour Center or individual Iranian embassies or consulates for the most up to date information about visa issuing procedures, fees and policies.
Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan must refer themselves to Iran embassies around the world and apply for their visas except those who have other passport can get their visas though travel agencies.
Azerbaijan, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt
Since the number of nationals are a lot, so, it is better to say which countries can’t get Airport visas that are: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, American, Canada, England, Iraq, Jordan, Colombia, Bangladesh and Somalia.
Needed documents are just passport and visa fee that differs based on nationalities.
Generally, the rate of VOA visa varies between 40 to 145 euro based on applicant nationality.
it has one-month validity.
referring Mfa regulations, the applicant must refer to embassy three days after issuance. But since each embassy has its own policy, our recommendation is to call them after three days and ask for guidance
A: There are two different payment process:
1- Mfa visa process that must be paid to travel agency (in touristy visa process) .its rate is 40 $ and free on tour
2- Embassy visa process. The rate for American, British and Canadian nationals is 200 euro and for other nationals is between 40 to 60 euro .
If a tourist wants to reapply for his/her visa after leaving Iran. when the request can be sent to Mfa again?
The request can be sent from one day after leaving Iran.
In some special cases, the MFA may issue a double entry visa. You need to provide an exact itinerary when applying.
Does Mfa issue Transit visa?
Yes but may not be accepted in some cases and special times and based on mfa decision.