Iran Visa Guidance

Citizens of all countries intending to enter Iran are required to obtain Iran visa. Iranian visas are issued in different types, which will vary depending on the type of application and travel conditions, as well as the nationality of each person.

Visa-exempt countries

According to international law and interim agreements, it is possible to enter Iran for citizens of some countries without visa through conventional procedures. These people can obtain the necessary permits to enter at the entry points according to the rules and conditions set.

Citizens of the following countries will be subject to the visa waiver rules.

• Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and China Types of Iranian

visas in terms of place of issue

Iran, like most countries in the world, has two types of visas in terms of place of issue:

 Iran Airport Visa

Iranian airport visas are issued to more than 70 countries around the world. It is recommended that applicants intending to obtain an Iranian airport visa take the necessary steps at least two days before their trip to avoid wasting time and expediting the issuance of visa, including completing an electronic visa application form and printing visa approval form. Applicants for an airport visa must pay a visa fee in euros at the airport box office and can stay in Iran for one to 30 days, depending on their nationality.

Citizens of which countries can obtain an Iranian airport visa?
Citizens of Azerbaijan, Albania, Germany, Argentina, South Africa, Austria, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Spain, Australia, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Ukraine, Italy, Ireland, Bahrain, Brazil, Brazil, Bronte, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bulgaria 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, Luxembourg, Poland, Malaysia, Hungary, Mongolia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Venezuela, Vietnam, Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Greece, Tanzania, Oman, India can obtain Iranian airport visas.

From which airports can I get an Iranian airport visa?
Iranian airport visas can only be obtained from certain international airports, the table below shows the list of airports where you can obtain an Iranian airport visa.

TehranImam Khomeini-Mehrabad AirportMashhadInternational airport of Shahid Hashemi nejad
kishInternational airport of KishChabaharkenarak
qeshmInternational airport of qeshmIsfahanInternational airport of Shahid beheshti
BushehrInternational airport of BushehrOrumiaInternational airport of Shahid bakeri
ShirazInternational airport of Shahid DastqeibBandar abasInternational airport of Bandar Abbas
TabrizInternational airport of shahid MadaniKermanInternational airport of Shahid Hashemi nejad

Iran non-airport visa

All those who intend to enter Iran must apply for an Iranian visa. Iranian visas are issued to a number of countries at the airport, but citizens of these countries can also apply for a visa before their trip to avoid wasting time. This type of visa, which is issued in both label and paper models, requires person to be present at the Iranian consulate.

 Iran Electronic Visa

The electronic registration form for applying for a non immigrant visa is designed to apply for temporary travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Registered applications will be sent electronically via the Internet to the consular section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The relevant expert will review the information and request an in-person interview if necessary. Then a decision will be made based on the available information about the possibility of applying for a visa. Visa applicants must complete the application form electronically for all nonimmigrant visas available on the e-Visa website with the correct information. It is worth mentioning that for some visas and nationalities it is not possible to register an electronic application and the applicant must apply in person at the representative office of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Types of Iran visas in terms of application

The type of visa is determined according to the purpose of your trip and other conditions you have, according to the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The visa applicant must meet all the conditions for obtaining the visa he has applied for. If you apply for a visa, your documents and conditions will be checked at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and if approved, the visa will be issued.

Iran visa

1.Entry Visa

Entry visas for foreign nationals with invitations are issued by ministries and reputable and governmental organizations that intend to negotiate, conclude contracts, set up purchased devices, etc. Applicants for this type of visa are faculty members, members of political, economic delegations, etc., well-known experts and businessmen, UN staff and affiliated organizations, family members of foreigners residing in Iran, and drivers carrying goods or passengers.

Documents Needed:

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

2.Tourist Visa

Tourist visas are issued to foreign nationals who enter Iran for tourism.

Documents Needed:

  • Visa application
  • Possible interview at the consulate

3.pilgrimage visa

A special pilgrimage visa is issued to foreign Muslims who intend to enter the holy places of Iran.

Documents Needed:

  • Visa application
  • Possible interview at the consulate

4.Diplomatic and service visa

Diplomatic and service visas are issued to the following people who intend to travel to Iran for   tourism or visiting:

Temporary agents of political representations, consulates, and offices of international organizations residing in Iran, temporary guests of agents including foreign diplomats residing and permanent agents, holders of political passports and staff service, holding meetings, internships, cultural and educational programs and holders of political and service passports

Documents Needed:

  • Official or Diplomatic Passport
  • Visa application

5.Education visa

Education visas are issued to students or students of religious sciences who intend to study in Iran. Pupils, students and researchers can apply for this type of visa.

Documents Needed:

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

6.Temporary Work visa

Work visas are issued to foreign nationals who intend to work in Iran, usually workers, engineers and specialists in industry, medicine, etc. are the applicants for this visa.

Documents Needed:

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

7.Transit visa

Transit visas are issued to foreign nationals who intend to travel to a country other than Iran but through Iranian territory. The target audience for this type of visa is drivers, tourists and businessmen.

Documents Needed:

  • Declaring visa to destination
  • Visa application

8.Media visa

visas are issued for foreign media, including audio, video, written and digital media, and those involved in any kind of reports and videos that are going to Iran for professional purposes. Journalists, producers and photographers are among the applicants for this visa.

Documents Needed:

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

9.Investment visa

Investment visas are issued to foreign nationals with foreign investments whose investment license has been approved by the Investment and Economic and Technical Assistance Organization of Iran.

Documents Needed:

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

10.Marital visa

If Iranian women are married to foreign men in accordance with the laws of the Islamic Republic, in order to solve the problems of these women to provide more facilities to their foreign spouses and their joint children, by observing the conditions to their foreign spouses and their children. This Visa is provided.

Documents Needed:

  • Father’s official permission regarding the children’s trip to Iran
  • Visa application

11.Medical visa

Medical visas are issued to foreign nationals who intend to enter one of the most prestigious medical centers in Iran for treatment.

Documents Needed:

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