-Tourist Visa

 

B - Tourist

Description

Visa for Foreign citizens who intend to travel to Iran for tourist purposes.

Who can apply

Tourists

Documents needed

  • Visa application
  • Possible interview at the consulate
  • Personnel Photo
  • Scan of Passport in color

 

Important Tips (What You Should Know before Applying)

-Passport Expiration

To apply for all types of electronic visas, your passport should have at least six months of validity, beyond your actual travel date. Obviously, you are not able to submit your application, if your passport is expiring in less than 6 months.

 

-Visa Validity

The Iranian visa sticker displays some information including the validity of visa. Failure to travel to Iran during the validity of visa will prevent you from entering Iran and you will need to re-apply for a visa.

 

-Visa Types

All types of visa defined by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran can be applied for through the online visa application portal. Notwithstanding, some types of visa for the citizens of some countries should be applied for only in person through the relevant Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

-Visa Eligibility

The citizens of some countries may not be issued visa to enter the Islamic Republic of Iran due to political and diplomatic considerations. Citizens of such countries shall refer to the relevant Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran for further information.

 

Tourist Visa On Arrival

It is notified to visitors to the Islamic Republic of Iran intending to acquire their visa at Iranian International Airports that in order to expedite the issuance of visa take the following measures (at least two days prior to their travel ):

  • Apply for an electronic visa application by clicking on the following link: NEW APPLICATION.
  • You must submit a hardcopy of Grant Notice to the Visa-On-Arrival counter at the airport. The notice will be available when your application for Visa on Arrival is approved and your travel agency receives the grant email. Grant Notice will be also available through the travel Agency you have requested.
  • Citizens of foreign countries, who are entitled to obtain visas at border checkpoints, must pay visa fee through banking terminals at airport in euros.

NOTE: All visitors to Iran must hold a passport or travel document valid for 6 months at the time of departure.

 

Excluded Citizenship (No need to get visa )

Based on mutual agreement within the framework of international rules and regulations, citizens of some countries are exempt from applying for a visa to enter Iran. They include the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and China.

 

 

 

-Other Types Visa

The chart below shows different types of non-immigrant visas as well as all the related information. Should you need more information, please contact an Iranian consulate in your country.
 

A - Entry

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Valid invitation                                                        
  • Visa application
  • Possible interview at the consulate
  •  

Description

Visa for Foreign citizens who have an invitation letter from ministries, governmental organizations, private & public sectors, … for the purpose of negotiating, signing contracts, setting up purchased machineries, …

Who can apply  

  • Educational & cultural Faculty members and researchers
  • Common Carriers, transporting goods and people
  • Officials, political, and economic members, art and sports teams, international organizations and specialists
  • Internationally Recognized merchants and experts
  • The United Nations employees and affiliates
  • Relatives of the foreign citizens residing in Iran

 

 

C - Pilgrimage

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Visa application
  • Possible interview at the consulate
  •  

Description

Visa for Foreign Muslims who intend to pilgrimage to holy places in Iran.

Who can apply  

Muslim Tourists

 

D - Diplomatic
S - Service

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Official or Diplomatic Passport
  • Visa application
  •  

Who can apply  

  • Temporary employees of diplomatic and consular offices, and International organization offices in Iran
  • Temporary guests of diplomats or official employees residing in Iran
  • Diplomatic or Official passport holders attending conferences, apprenticeship, cultural & educational programs, …
  • Diplomatic or Official passport holders with tourist or pilgrimage purposes

 


E - Education

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status from the science ministry, education ministry, or an accredited academic institution
  • Visa application
  •  

Description

Visa for foreign students or religious scholars who intend to study in Iran

Who can apply  

  • School students
  • Student
  • Researchers

 


F - Temporary Work

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Obtaining the labor certificate from a sponsor employer in Iran, approved by the labor ministry
  • Visa application
  •  

Description

Visa for foreign citizens who have the intention to work in Iran

Who can apply  

  • Skilled workers
  • Specialists in the fields of medical, industrial, …
  • Engineers

 


G - Transit

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Declaring visa to destination
  • Visa application
  •  

Description

Visa which allows foreign citizens to pass through Iran with no purpose of stay.

Who can apply  

  • Drivers
  • Tourists
  • Merchants

 


H - Media

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Visa application
  • Obtaining the permit from the Media & Public Diplomacy center
  •  

Description

Visa for foreign media, including members of the radio, prints, digital, press, as well as directors and producers of films, reports, … traveling to Iran to work in their profession.

Who can apply  

  • Reporters
  • Producers
  • Cameraman
  •  


I - Investment

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Approval letter from the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran
  • Visa application
  •  

Description

Visa for foreign investors whose investment permit is approved by the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran.

Who can apply  

  • Merchants
  • Investors

 


M - Marital

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Approval letter from the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran
  • Visa application
  •  

Description

Visa for foreign men who are married to Iranian women, as well as their offsprings. If the marriage has not been registered within the Iranian legal system yet, Entry Visa (Relatives) may be applied for.

Who can apply  

  • Foreign men married to Iranian women.
  • Children of such a family

 


T - Medical

Documents needed                                                                                                                                                       

  • Approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers
  • Visa application
  •  

Description

Visa for foreign citizens who wish to travel to Iran for medical purposes and have already received an approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers

Who can apply  

  • Patients with physical illnesses