An Iran tourist visa is required for most foreign nationals who wish to travel to Iran for tourism purposes. However, citizens of Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Georgia, Malaysia, Syria, and Venezuela can enter Iran without a visa and obtain a stamp at the border.
HOW TO APPLY FOR IRAN TOURIST VISA THROUGH ORIENTTRIPS
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for an Iran tourist visa through OrientTrips:
- Visit OrientTrips website and navigate to the Iran tourist visa application page.
- Fill out the online visa application form with your personal information, travel dates, and other required details.
- Upload the necessary documents, including a scanned copy of your passport, passport-size photo, and travel itinerary.
- Pay the visa application fee securely using a credit card or other available payment methods.
- After submitting the application, wait for confirmation and the approval letter from OrientTrips.
- Using the approval letter, apply for your visa at an Iranian embassy or consulate in your home country.
- Collect your visa from the embassy or consulate upon approval.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE AN IRAN VISA?
The processing time for an Iran tourist visa can vary depending on the embassy or consulate where you apply, your nationality, and other factors. Typically, the processing time can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks.
With OrientTrips, the processing time for the visa approval letter is usually between 5 to 10 working days. However, the time it takes to obtain the actual visa from the Iranian embassy or consulate in your home country can vary. It is recommended to apply for your visa well in advance of your travel dates to allow sufficient time for processing and any unforeseen delays.
WILL I GET AN IRANIAN STAMP IN MY PASSPORT?
Iran has recently implemented a policy of not stamping passports of foreign visitors to encourage tourism. Instead, travelers are given a paper visa or a separate piece of paper that serves as their entry and exit record.
IRAN VISA FOR US, UK OR CANADIAN CITIZENS
US, UK, or Canada citizens must consider a few important tips in order to obtain an Iranian visa.
- US, UK, or Canada citizens will have to have their itinerary and tour guide approved beforehand. Sticking to the itinerary is part of the conditions of visa approval, so sticking to the itinerary and the instructions of the tour guide will ensure that there are no problems.
- US, UK, or Canadian citizens can only enter and leave Iran through air borders.
- US, UK, or Canadian citizens must be accompanied by a guide at all times while they are in Iran.
- All applications from UK, Canada citizens, or US must be accompanied with a detailed resume.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR US, UK OR CANADIAN CITIZENS TO GET AN IRAN VISA?
The processing time for US, UK, or Canadian citizens to receive their visa authorization code can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months.
Once the code is received, they are officially approved to apply for the visa in person (for US, UK, or Canadian citizens) or by mail (for US and Canadian citizens only).
Additionally, US or Canadian citizens can collect their visa from any Iranian embassy worldwide while they are travelling, as Iran does not have an embassy in Canada or the US.
Visa application fee
The visa application fee is payable to the travel agency to get your Iran Visa Code. Visa application fees are non-refundable.