Iran Visa

Welcome to Iran Visa page!

Reading this page will help you to learn more about Iran visa, resolve your mental ambiguities and make your decision.

We’re also honored to announce that Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency is one of the limited number of Iranian travel agencies who has the authorization from Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apply for Iran Tourist Visa and Iran Medical Visa in the shortest possible time and lowest possible cost.

Iran Visa Types

Iran Visa Types

  • Iran Tourist Visa

  • Visa free-countries

  • Visa on Arrival (VOA)

  • Visa on Arrival Process

  • Visa process for USA, Canadian and British citizens

  • Iran Medical Visa

  • Medical Visa or Tourist visa?!

  • List of Iran’s Visa Free Zones

  • How to apply for an Iran Visa?

  • Frequently Asked Questions

Iran Visa Types

According to the regulations of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), different types of visas are issued based on your purpose of the trip; including Entry visa, Tourist visa, Pilgrimage visa, Diplomatic visa, Service visa, Education visa, Temporary Work visa, Transit visa, Media visa, Investment visa, Marital visa, Medical visa.

Please consider that Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency will assist you through all the steps for obtaining a tourist visa and medical visa.

B – Tourist Visa: Visa for Foreign citizens who intend to travel to Iran for tourist purposes.

T – Medical Visa: 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.

Iran Tourist Visa

Tourist visas are issued for foreign nationals who are interested to travel to Iran individually or with a group for the purpose of visiting Iran, or their friends and relatives. This visa is issued for a maximum stay of 30 days as single entry, and can be extended in Iran. The validity of the visa is 3 months. It means that entrance and departure should be within this period.

There are different ways to apply and get your visa based on the regulations announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Few nationalities can enter Iran without receiving a visa, i.e. citizens of Visa-free countries. A large number of nationalities can apply for a visa on arrival without any prearrangement, and some need to apply through an accredited travel agency, receive a visa application reference number and get their visa at specific airports of Iran or the embassy of their own country.

Visa-free countries

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.

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Visa on arrival or Iran VOA simply means that you don’t need to get Iran Visa before your trip, you can get your visa on arrival at the airport and pay a visa stamp fee in cash.

Citizens of the countries listed below can apply for VOA and visa stamp fee will be as follows:

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Algeria

30

Dominica Republic

70

Ireland

75

Mongolia

70

Serbia

100

Andorra

75

Ecuador

40

Italy

75

Morocco

30

Sierra Leone

120

Angola

85

El Salvador

60

Japan

60

Mozambique

40

Singapore

75

Argentina

70

Eritrea

40

Kazakhstan

50

Myanmar

30

Slovakia

75

Armenia

10

Estonia

75

Kenya

60

Nepal

40

Slovenia

75

Australia

145

Ethiopia

25

Kuwait

60

Netherlands

75

South Africa

80

Austria

75

Fiji

55

Laos

40

New Zealand

150

South Korea

50

Bahrain

10

Finland

75

Latvia

75

Nicaragua

40

Spain

75

Belarus

25

France

75

Lebanon

40

Niger

45

Sweden

75

Belgium

75

Gabon

75

Libya

30

Nigeria

55

Switzerland

75

Bosnia

50

Germany

75

Liberia

40

Norway

75

Sri Lanka

40

Brazil

80

Ghana

75

Liechtenstein

75

Oman

75

Taiwan

100

Brunei

30

Greece

75

Lithuania

75

Palestine

45

Tajikistan

30

Bulgaria

75

Guinea

75

Luxembourg

75

Panama

55

Tanzania

60

Cameroon

60

Guyana

60

Macedonia

50

Paraguay

50

Thailand

75

Chad

100

Guatemala

55

Madagascar

60

Peru

60

Tunisia

45

Chile

120

Guinea Bissau

40

Malawi

60

Philippines

55

Turkmenistan

60

China

100

Hong Kong

80

Malaysia

10

Poland

75

Uganda

100

Croatia

50

Honduras

55

Maldives

45

Portugal

75

Ukraine

80

Cuba

75

Hungary

75

Mali

25

Qatar

75

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

100

Cyprus

75

Iceland

75

Malta

75

Romania

75

Uzbekistan

70

Czech

75

India

50

Mauritius

60

Russia

70

Venezuela

45

Costa Rica

55

Indonesia

45

Mexico

45

Saudi Arabia

30

Vietnam

100

Denmark

75

Iraq

50

Moldova

70

Senegal

50

Yemen

40

Zambia

70

Zimbabwe

45

  • MFA determines visa stamp fee based on each nationality (the passport with which you travel to Iran) and also the consulate or embassy through which you are getting your visa stamp. That is a governmental fee.

  • Plеаѕе keep in mind that non-Iranian credit cards are not ассерtеd in Iran. You nееd to рау this fee in саѕh and іn EURO.

Visa on Arrival Process

The above mentioned countries have the ability to apply for the visa on arrival. Every citizen of these countries will have two options; applying through a valid travel agency or applying on his own.

The first procedure will help you to receive your authorization code within 7-10 business days, depending on your nationality. Then you can collect your visa at an Iranian embassy of your country or an Iranian International airport when you arrive in Iran in 2-25 days. It will be much easier and safer, and you’ll experience stress-free travel to Iran.

The second procedure needs no prearrangement. When you arrive, first you need to refer to the visa on arrival department. You just need to fill the visa on arrival form in the airport and have the following items:

  • A passport with six-month validity

  • One personal photo with a solid white background. (Ladies don’t need to wear Islamic hijab on photo)

  • Valid travel insurance including Iran

  • Visa stamp fee in cash

This application process may take hours, so you need to be patient. Finally, you can have your Iran visa and officially start your trip.

Although Visa on Arrival can be a good choice, it is recommended to apply through a valid travel agency and get the 18-digit code as a visa reference code in advance, because the process is time consuming due to long queues and there is a small probability of rejection.

  • Almost all of the main airports and also one port in Iran issue visas on arrival, so you can get your visa in international airports of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Mashhad, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Urmia, Kerman, Ahvaz, Kish Island, Qeshm Island and Bandar Abbas (Shahid Bahonar) Port.

Visa process for USA, Canadian and British citizens

For the special countries of the USA, Britain and Canada, the process of Iran Visa collection is a bit different. These citizens can not apply for Iran on arrival visa, the procedure takes 1-2 months; so it’s better to apply 3 months ahead to have sufficient time for defining the trip itinerary, accommodation, guide and other factors. Since, these nationalities should be joined by a guided tour which is arranged by an accredited travel agency, unless they apply directly through their host in Iran.

A brief and well-explained educational and professional C.V is required as well for USA, Canadian and British passport holders.

American and Canadian passport holders can collect their visa from Iranian Interest section in Washington. British Passport holders are able to collect from Iranian embassy in London. In the case that you are living in another country rather than your home land, collecting a visa from any Iranian embassy is possible.

All nationalities including US, Canadian and British citizens can travel to Iran Free Zone without visa for 14 days.

Iran Medical Visa

As a foreign citizen who wishes to travel to Iran for medical or cosmetic purposes and have already received an approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers, you can apply for a medical visa. Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency as a medical tourism facilitator will help you through all the steps to obtain your Medical visa and to complete your treatment successfully.

Medical Visa or Tourist visa?!

Although it is illegal to receive treatment services by having a tourist visa, this is still possible and some foreign citizens choose tourist visas for medical or cosmetic purposes. However, most foreigners are not aware of the medical visa’s benefits. The stamp fee of Iran Medical visa is about 50% less than Iran Tourist Visa, it will be issued in a shorter period of time, and it also includes an attendant visa.

List of Iran’s Visa Free Zones

You can travel to the following destinations without any Iran visa and stay there for fourteen day:

  • Kish Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Qeshm Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Chabahar Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Aras Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Anzali Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Arvand Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Maku Trade-Industrial Free Zone

How to apply for an Iran Visa?

Download the application form and email this completed form together with the high resolution scan of your passport (first page) and the high resolution scan of your personnel photo to [email protected]

Please consider that obtaining the Iran Visa consists of two costs: The money that you pay to Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency, and the stamp fee which varies depending on your nationality and your visa type which is a governmental fee.

Applying for an Iran Tourist visa will cost 18€, and applying for Iran Medical visa will cost 42€. Note that what you pay to Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency is just our service fee to apply for your visa authorization code, however it will be free if you choose a full package including accommodation, driver and guide.

Tourist visas are issued for foreign nationals who are interested to travel to Iran individually or with a group for the purpose of visiting Iran, or their friends and relatives. This visa is issued for a maximum stay of 30 days as single entry, and can be extended in Iran. The validity of the visa is 3 months. It means that entrance and departure should be within this period.

There are different ways to apply and get your visa based on the regulations announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Few nationalities can enter Iran without receiving a visa, i.e. citizens of Visa-free countries. A large number of nationalities can apply for a visa on arrival without any prearrangement, and some need to apply through an accredited travel agency, receive a visa application reference number and get their visa at specific airports of Iran or the embassy of their own country.

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.

Visa on arrival or Iran VOA simply means that you don’t need to get Iran Visa before your trip, you can get your visa on arrival at the airport and pay a visa stamp fee in cash.

Citizens of the countries listed below can apply for VOA and visa stamp fee will be as follows:

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Algeria

30

Dominica Republic

70

Ireland

75

Mongolia

70

Serbia

100

Andorra

75

Ecuador

40

Italy

75

Morocco

30

Sierra Leone

120

Angola

85

El Salvador

60

Japan

60

Mozambique

40

Singapore

75

Argentina

70

Eritrea

40

Kazakhstan

50

Myanmar

30

Slovakia

75

Armenia

10

Estonia

75

Kenya

60

Nepal

40

Slovenia

75

Australia

145

Ethiopia

25

Kuwait

60

Netherlands

75

South Africa

80

Austria

75

Fiji

55

Laos

40

New Zealand

150

South Korea

50

Bahrain

10

Finland

75

Latvia

75

Nicaragua

40

Spain

75

Belarus

25

France

75

Lebanon

40

Niger

45

Sweden

75

Belgium

75

Gabon

75

Libya

30

Nigeria

55

Switzerland

75

Bosnia

50

Germany

75

Liberia

40

Norway

75

Sri Lanka

40

Brazil

80

Ghana

75

Liechtenstein

75

Oman

75

Taiwan

100

Brunei

30

Greece

75

Lithuania

75

Palestine

45

Tajikistan

30

Bulgaria

75

Guinea

75

Luxembourg

75

Panama

55

Tanzania

60

Cameroon

60

Guyana

60

Macedonia

50

Paraguay

50

Thailand

75

Chad

100

Guatemala

55

Madagascar

60

Peru

60

Tunisia

45

Chile

120

Guinea Bissau

40

Malawi

60

Philippines

55

Turkmenistan

60

China

100

Hong Kong

80

Malaysia

10

Poland

75

Uganda

100

Croatia

50

Honduras

55

Maldives

45

Portugal

75

Ukraine

80

Cuba

75

Hungary

75

Mali

25

Qatar

75

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

100

Cyprus

75

Iceland

75

Malta

75

Romania

75

Uzbekistan

70

Czech

75

India

50

Mauritius

60

Russia

70

Venezuela

45

Costa Rica

55

Indonesia

45

Mexico

45

Saudi Arabia

30

Vietnam

100

Denmark

75

Iraq

50

Moldova

70

Senegal

50

Yemen

40

 

Zambia

70

Zimbabwe

45

 

  • MFA determines visa stamp fee based on each nationality (the passport with which you travel to Iran) and also the consulate or embassy through which you are getting your visa stamp. That is a governmental fee.

  • Plеаѕе keep in mind that non-Iranian credit cards are not ассерtеd in Iran. You nееd to рау this fee in саѕh and іn EURO.

The above mentioned countries have the ability to apply for the visa on arrival. Every citizen of these countries will have two options; applying through a valid travel agency or applying on his own.

The first procedure will help you to receive your authorization code within 7-10 business days, depending on your nationality. Then you can collect your visa at an Iranian embassy of your country or an Iranian International airport when you arrive in Iran in 2-25 days. It will be much easier and safer, and you’ll experience stress-free travel to Iran.

The second procedure needs no prearrangement. When you arrive, first you need to refer to the visa on arrival department. You just need to fill the visa on arrival form in the airport and have the following items:

  • A passport with six-month validity

  • One personal photo with a solid white background. (Ladies don’t need to wear Islamic hijab on photo)

  • Valid travel insurance including Iran

  • Visa stamp fee in cash

This application process may take hours, so you need to be patient. Finally, you can have your Iran visa and officially start your trip.

Although Visa on Arrival can be a good choice, it is recommended to apply through a valid travel agency and get the 18-digit code as a visa reference code in advance, because the process is time consuming due to long queues and there is a small probability of rejection.

  • Almost all of the main airports and also one port in Iran issue visas on arrival, so you can get your visa in international airports of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Mashhad, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Urmia, Kerman, Ahvaz, Kish Island, Qeshm Island and Bandar Abbas (Shahid Bahonar) Port.

For the special countries of the USA, Britain and Canada, the process of Iran Visa collection is a bit different. These citizens can not apply for Iran on arrival visa, the procedure takes 1-2 months; so it’s better to apply 3 months ahead to have sufficient time for defining the trip itinerary, accommodation, guide and other factors. Since, these nationalities should be joined by a guided tour which is arranged by an accredited travel agency, unless they apply directly through their host in Iran.

A brief and well-explained educational and professional C.V is required as well for USA, Canadian and British passport holders.

American and Canadian passport holders can collect their visa from Iranian Interest section in Washington. British Passport holders are able to collect from Iranian embassy in London. In the case that you are living in another country rather than your home land, collecting a visa from any Iranian embassy is possible.

All nationalities including US, Canadian and British citizens can travel to Iran Free Zone without visa for 14 days.

As a foreign citizen who wishes to travel to Iran for medical or cosmetic purposes and have already received an approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers, you can apply for a medical visa. Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency as a medical tourism facilitator will help you through all the steps to obtain your Medical visa and to complete your treatment successfully.

Although it is illegal to receive treatment services by having a tourist visa, this is still possible and some foreign citizens choose tourist visas for medical or cosmetic purposes. However, most foreigners are not aware of the medical visa’s benefits. The stamp fee of Iran Medical visa is about 50% less than Iran Tourist Visa, it will be issued in a shorter period of time, and it also includes an attendant visa.

You can travel to the following destinations without any Iran visa and stay there for fourteen day:

  • Kish Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Qeshm Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Chabahar Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Aras Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Anzali Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Arvand Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Maku Trade-Industrial Free Zone

Download the application form and email this completed form together with the high resolution scan of your passport (first page) and the high resolution scan of your personnel photo to [email protected]

Please consider that obtaining the Iran Visa consists of two costs: The money that you pay to Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency, and the stamp fee which varies depending on your nationality and your visa type which is a governmental fee.

Applying for an Iran Tourist visa will cost 18€, and applying for Iran Medical visa will cost 42€. Note that what you pay to Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency is just our service fee to apply for your visa authorization code, however it will be free if you choose a full package including accommodation, driver and guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

In most cases, a visa authorization code will be issued in 2-14 days after receiving the compliant application, but the process lasts longer for US, Canadian and British citizens.

Iran tourist visa is valid for the period up to 30 days and it’s extendable.

Any traveler who applies for the Iran Visa in advance, will avoid stress and the risk of getting rejected upon his arrival, skip long queues in the airport and in some cases pay less to MFA.

Original passport, Personal Photo, 18-digit authorization code and visa stamp fee.

Passport holders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh need to apply for their visas at the embassies or consulates in their countries. They can’t apply for an Iran E-visa by themselves or through a travel agency.

Visa on arrival is only available in Iran international airports and Bahonar port in Bandar Abbas.

NO. The passport photo or personal photo doesn’t need to be with Islamic Hijab.

The journalists and reporters who travel to Iran on missions cannot receive VOA.

Don’t worry, it depends on you. The Iranian government has officially stated that entry into Iran will not be recorded in the passport of foreign tourists if they wish not.

First, don’t worry, our experiences confirm that in most cases (about 90%) Iran tourist visas will be approved. However, if you get rejected, ask an accredited Iranian travel agency to help you and investigate your condition.

Absolutely! Unlike what the media is promoting about Iran and the political conflict between these countries, the hospitable people of Iran love the USA, Canadian and British citizens, and will try to make them feel at home.

In addition to participating in a legal process, the stamp fee of Iran Medical visa is about 50% less than Iran Tourist Visa, it will be issued in a shorter period of time, and it also includes an attendant visa.

Welcome to Iran Visa page!

Reading this page will help you to learn more about Iran visa, resolve your mental ambiguities and make your decision.

We’re also honored to announce that Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency is one of the limited number of Iranian travel agencies who has the authorization from Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apply for Iran Tourist Visa and Iran Medical Visa in the shortest possible time and lowest possible cost.

Iran Visa Types

  • Iran Tourist Visa

  • Visa free-countries

  • Visa on Arrival (VOA)

  • Visa on Arrival Process

  • Visa process for USA, Canadian and British citizens

  • Iran Medical Visa

  • Medical Visa or Tourist visa?!

  • List of Iran’s Visa Free Zones

  • How to apply for an Iran Visa?

  • Frequently Asked Questions

Iran Visa Types

According to the regulations of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), different types of visas are issued based on your purpose of the trip; including Entry visa, Tourist visa, Pilgrimage visa, Diplomatic visa, Service visa, Education visa, Temporary Work visa, Transit visa, Media visa, Investment visa, Marital visa, Medical visa.

Please consider that Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency will assist you through all the steps for obtaining a tourist visa and medical visa.

B – Tourist Visa: Visa for Foreign citizens who intend to travel to Iran for tourist purposes.

T – Medical Visa: 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.

Iran Tourist Visa

Tourist visas are issued for foreign nationals who are interested to travel to Iran individually or with a group for the purpose of visiting Iran, or their friends and relatives. This visa is issued for a maximum stay of 30 days as single entry, and can be extended in Iran. The validity of the visa is 3 months. It means that entrance and departure should be within this period.

There are different ways to apply and get your visa based on the regulations announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Few nationalities can enter Iran without receiving a visa, i.e. citizens of Visa-free countries. A large number of nationalities can apply for a visa on arrival without any prearrangement, and some need to apply through an accredited travel agency, receive a visa application reference number and get their visa at specific airports of Iran or the embassy of their own country.

Visa-free countries

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.

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Visa on arrival or Iran VOA simply means that you don’t need to get Iran Visa before your trip, you can get your visa on arrival at the airport and pay a visa stamp fee in cash.

Citizens of the countries listed below can apply for VOA and visa stamp fee will be as follows:

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Nationality

Fee

Algeria

30

Dominica Republic

70

Ireland

75

Mongolia

70

Serbia

100

Andorra

75

Ecuador

40

Italy

75

Morocco

30

Sierra Leone

120

Angola

85

El Salvador

60

Japan

60

Mozambique

40

Singapore

75

Argentina

70

Eritrea

40

Kazakhstan

50

Myanmar

30

Slovakia

75

Armenia

10

Estonia

75

Kenya

60

Nepal

40

Slovenia

75

Australia

145

Ethiopia

25

Kuwait

60

Netherlands

75

South Africa

80

Austria

75

Fiji

55

Laos

40

New Zealand

150

South Korea

50

Bahrain

10

Finland

75

Latvia

75

Nicaragua

40

Spain

75

Belarus

25

France

75

Lebanon

40

Niger

45

Sweden

75

Belgium

75

Gabon

75

Libya

30

Nigeria

55

Switzerland

75

Bosnia

50

Germany

75

Liberia

40

Norway

75

Sri Lanka

40

Brazil

80

Ghana

75

Liechtenstein

75

Oman

75

Taiwan

100

Brunei

30

Greece

75

Lithuania

75

Palestine

45

Tajikistan

30

Bulgaria

75

Guinea

75

Luxembourg

75

Panama

55

Tanzania

60

Cameroon

60

Guyana

60

Macedonia

50

Paraguay

50

Thailand

75

Chad

100

Guatemala

55

Madagascar

60

Peru

60

Tunisia

45

Chile

120

Guinea Bissau

40

Malawi

60

Philippines

55

Turkmenistan

60

China

100

Hong Kong

80

Malaysia

10

Poland

75

Uganda

100

Croatia

50

Honduras

55

Maldives

45

Portugal

75

Ukraine

80

Cuba

75

Hungary

75

Mali

25

Qatar

75

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

100

Cyprus

75

Iceland

75

Malta

75

Romania

75

Uzbekistan

70

Czech

75

India

50

Mauritius

60

Russia

70

Venezuela

45

Costa Rica

55

Indonesia

45

Mexico

45

Saudi Arabia

30

Vietnam

100

Denmark

75

Iraq

50

Moldova

70

Senegal

50

Yemen

40

Zambia

70

Zimbabwe

45

  • MFA determines visa stamp fee based on each nationality (the passport with which you travel to Iran) and also the consulate or embassy through which you are getting your visa stamp. That is a governmental fee.

  • Plеаѕе keep in mind that non-Iranian credit cards are not ассерtеd in Iran. You nееd to рау this fee in саѕh and іn EURO.

Visa on Arrival Process

The above mentioned countries have the ability to apply for the visa on arrival. Every citizen of these countries will have two options; applying through a valid travel agency or applying on his own.

The first procedure will help you to receive your authorization code within 7-10 business days, depending on your nationality. Then you can collect your visa at an Iranian embassy of your country or an Iranian International airport when you arrive in Iran in 2-25 days. It will be much easier and safer, and you’ll experience stress-free travel to Iran.

The second procedure needs no prearrangement. When you arrive, first you need to refer to the visa on arrival department. You just need to fill the visa on arrival form in the airport and have the following items:

  • A passport with six-month validity

  • One personal photo with a solid white background. (Ladies don’t need to wear Islamic hijab on photo)

  • Valid travel insurance including Iran

  • Visa stamp fee in cash

This application process may take hours, so you need to be patient. Finally, you can have your Iran visa and officially start your trip.

Although Visa on Arrival can be a good choice, it is recommended to apply through a valid travel agency and get the 18-digit code as a visa reference code in advance, because the process is time consuming due to long queues and there is a small probability of rejection.

  • Almost all of the main airports and also one port in Iran issue visas on arrival, so you can get your visa in international airports of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Mashhad, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Urmia, Kerman, Ahvaz, Kish Island, Qeshm Island and Bandar Abbas (Shahid Bahonar) Port.

Visa process for USA, Canadian and British citizens

For the special countries of the USA, Britain and Canada, the process of Iran Visa collection is a bit different. These citizens can not apply for Iran on arrival visa, the procedure takes 1-2 months; so it’s better to apply 3 months ahead to have sufficient time for defining the trip itinerary, accommodation, guide and other factors. Since, these nationalities should be joined by a guided tour which is arranged by an accredited travel agency, unless they apply directly through their host in Iran.

A brief and well-explained educational and professional C.V is required as well for USA, Canadian and British passport holders.

American and Canadian passport holders can collect their visa from Iranian Interest section in Washington. British Passport holders are able to collect from Iranian embassy in London. In the case that you are living in another country rather than your home land, collecting a visa from any Iranian embassy is possible.

All nationalities including US, Canadian and British citizens can travel to Iran Free Zone without visa for 14 days.

Iran Medical Visa

As a foreign citizen who wishes to travel to Iran for medical or cosmetic purposes and have already received an approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers, you can apply for a medical visa. Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency as a medical tourism facilitator will help you through all the steps to obtain your Medical visa and to complete your treatment successfully.

Medical Visa or Tourist visa?!

Although it is illegal to receive treatment services by having a tourist visa, this is still possible and some foreign citizens choose tourist visas for medical or cosmetic purposes. However, most foreigners are not aware of the medical visa’s benefits. The stamp fee of Iran Medical visa is about 50% less than Iran Tourist Visa, it will be issued in a shorter period of time, and it also includes an attendant visa.

List of Iran’s Visa Free Zones

You can travel to the following destinations without any Iran visa and stay there for fourteen day:

  • Kish Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Qeshm Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Chabahar Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Aras Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Anzali Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Arvand Trade Industrial Free Zone

  • Maku Trade-Industrial Free Zone

How to apply for an Iran Visa?

Download the application form and email this completed form together with the high resolution scan of your passport (first page) and the high resolution scan of your personnel photo to [email protected]

Please consider that obtaining the Iran Visa consists of two costs: The money that you pay to Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency, and the stamp fee which varies depending on your nationality and your visa type which is a governmental fee.

Applying for an Iran Tourist visa will cost 18€, and applying for Iran Medical visa will cost 42€. Note that what you pay to Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency is just our service fee to apply for your visa authorization code, however it will be free if you choose a full package including accommodation, driver and guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get an Iran visa?

In most cases, a visa authorization code will be issued in 2-14 days after receiving the compliant application, but the process lasts longer for US, Canadian and British citizens.

How long is the validity of an Iran tourist visa?

Iran tourist visa is valid for the period up to 30 days and it’s extendable.

Why should I apply for an Iran Tourist visa in advance?

Any traveler who applies for the Iran Visa in advance, will avoid stress and the risk of getting rejected upon his arrival, skip long queues in the airport and in some cases pay less to MFA.

What documents are needed for receiving the Iran tourist visa in the embassy/airport?

Original passport, Personal Photo, 18-digit authorization code and visa stamp fee.

How can the citizens of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh apply for an Iran Visa?

Passport holders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh need to apply for their visas at the embassies or consulates in their countries. They can’t apply for an Iran E-visa by themselves or through a travel agency.

Can I receive a visa on arrival at land borders?

Visa on arrival is only available in Iran international airports and Bahonar port in Bandar Abbas.

Do women need to wear an Islamic Hijab on the ID Photo?

NO. The passport photo or personal photo doesn’t need to be with Islamic Hijab.

Can journalists and reporters receive Iran VOA?

The journalists and reporters who travel to Iran on missions cannot receive VOA.

Does MFA stamp my passport in Iran?

Don’t worry, it depends on you. The Iranian government has officially stated that entry into Iran will not be recorded in the passport of foreign tourists if they wish not.

What should I do if Iran tourist visa is rejected?

First, don’t worry, our experiences confirm that in most cases (about 90%) Iran tourist visas will be approved. However, if you get rejected, ask an accredited Iranian travel agency to help you and investigate your condition.

Is Iran Safe for USA, Canadian and British citizens?

Absolutely! Unlike what the media is promoting about Iran and the political conflict between these countries, the hospitable people of Iran love the USA, Canadian and British citizens, and will try to make them feel at home.

What are the benefits of applying for the Iran Medical Visa?

In addition to participating in a legal process, the stamp fee of Iran Medical visa is about 50% less than Iran Tourist Visa, it will be issued in a shorter period of time, and it also includes an attendant visa.