Canadian, American and British passport holders will need to apply for a travel authorization number from an licensed tour operator in Iran. This will require submitting the following information:
- A passport scan
- A complete tour itinerary (provided by the organization)
- A personal information document (name, birth date, etc.)
- A professional resume
this process can take anywhere from 4 to 6+ weeks, depending on holiday schedules and other factors in your application.
Once you receive your visa authorization code, the waiting game is almost over and you’re officially approved to get a visa. Now, all you need to do is actually *get* the visa.
For Canadian, you’ll have to mail your visa application and passport to the Iranian Interests Section of the Pakistani Embassy. Pakistan’s embassy operates as the representation for Iran, as there’s no Iranian embassy in the United States. To obtain the visa, you’ll need to provide the following items in your mailed package, and send to 1250 23rd St. N.W. Suite # 200 Washington, DC 20037:
- Visa application forms
- Authorization code
- Passport photo
- $120 USD money order for visa processing fee and return mailing fee
- Return envelope
After you mail your paperwork, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to process and arrive in your mailbox again. You can also pay an additional fee to expedite the process, if necessary.
If you’re lucky enough to be Washington DC, you can simply bring your authorization code, visa application forms, passport photos, passport, and $90 USD money order (no mailing fee needed) to the Pakistani Embassy yourself, located at 1250 23rd St NW #200, on any weekday from 8-11 AM or 2-4 PM.
After you dropped your passport off, it took approximately 4 days for them to process the visa and return the passport to you. You can pick it up at the same office where you dropped it off.
Thanks to Kay Rodriguez for tips