How to get an Iran tourist visa

Updated: Thursday – 2018 18 October

Iran tourist visa is issued in case you wish to travel to Iran for tourist purposes only. There are two steps to get an Iranian tourist visa:

Note

To alleviate tourists' concerns over US sanctions on individuals visiting Iran, Passports of travellers entering Iran will not being stamped. Read more…

IRAN VISA

STEP 1: APPLY FOR IRAN AUTHORIZATION CODE

Complete the Iran visa authorization application code (Word Download Application form). Please promptly complete and email this form together with a scanned copy of the first page of your passport +1 passport photo to our sales team (contact@surfiran.com).

For the U.S, Canadian and British passport holders only, all Iran authorization code applications must be accompanied with a detailed resume (Word Download Sample Resume).

We will submit application forms to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Visa authorization codes generally take up to 2 weeks depending on your nationality (this process can be much longer for Canadian, British and US citizens).

When approved, we will notify you of your authorization code. Once the code is received please apply for your visa directly with the nominated Iranian embassy or Iran International Airports (see Step 2 for further instructions).

Visa Process Fee (Payable to the travel agency to get your approval number). The processing fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if you withdraw the application after submission.

STEP 2: OBTAIN YOUR IRAN TOURIST VISA STAMP

Once you have received your emailed authorization code and letter, immediately apply for your visa sticker in your nominated Iranian embassy OR Iran International Airports.

In your nominated Iranian embassy you will need to provide your passport, the visa fee, 2 passport photos and insurance policy. Some consulates may have different requirements. You must check this before submitting your application.

Iran Visa Stamp Fee (Payable to the consulate on visa collection)

At the time of visa collection (In your nominated Iranian embassy OR Iran International Airports) applicants are required to consider making related consular visa collection and paperwork fee. These fees are separate of visa application fee to be paid to the Travel Agency. The visa fee depends on your nationality from 30 Euro to 75 Euro.

Health Insurance Fee

Please prepare 12.00 euro for compulsory health insurance fee at Iran Airport. Please always remember: Pay with an exact cash amount. Credit cards are not accepted for payments made in Iran.

Photo Requirements

Your photo is a vital part of your visa application. We recommend you use a professional visa photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements.

Your passport photos must be:

  • In color
  • In JPEG (.jpg) file format
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Eyeglasses are not allowed in visa photos
Suitable Photo for Iran Visa

Passport Copy Requirements

The digital image of your passport is a vital part of your visa application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable digital image. The acceptance of your passport copy is at the discretion of the IR.IRAN Embassy or consulate where you apply.

Your passport photos must be:

  • In color
  • In JPEG (.jpg) file format
  • Only the first page. full-length images are not acceptable.
  • In a rectangular aspect ratio (height must less than width)
  • Sharp without any visible pixels
  • properly exposed (too dark or light is not acceptable)
  • In a right position.
  • Clear and all characters must be readable.
Suitable Passport Photo for Iran Visa

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