Iran tourist visa is issued in case you wish to travel to Iran for tourist purposes only. Almost everyone needs a visa to enter Iran, unless you have a Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Georgia, Malaysia, Syria and Venezuela passport in which case they’ll just stamp you in at the airport.
There are two steps to get an Iranian tourist visa
Then we will submit applications to the 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 you received the code please apply for your visa directly with the nominated Iranian embassy or Iran International Airports (see Step 2 for further instructions).
VISA PROCESS FEE
The visa processing fee is payable to the travel agency to get your approval number. The fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if you withdraw the application after submission.
Now it’s time to obtain your Iran visa through the Iranian Embassy in your country OR Iran International Airports.
So once you have received your visa authorization code from SURFIRAN, 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.
VISA STAMP FEE
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. The visa fee depends on your nationality from 30 Euros to 75 Euros.
These fees are separate of visa application fee to be paid to the travel agency.
VALIDITY OF THE IRAN VISA
Enter Iran within three months from the date of issue and stay up to the numbers of days granted. Generally, the Embassy issues single entries for stays up to 30, 60 or 90 days.
Please prepare 12.00 euros 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.
IRAN VISA EXTENSION
You can extend it from the Police Department of Aliens Affairs in a major Iranian city. The process usually takes only about one day.
The extension of your visa is based on the initial duration: if you had a 30-day visa, you can extend it for an additional 30 days. If you had a 15-day visa, then you can only extend it for another 15 days, and so on.
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:
- clear and in focus
- in colour
- unaltered by computer software
- at least 600 pixels wide and 750 pixels tall
- at least 50KB and no more than 2MB
Iran Visa: FAQ
How can I get a tourist visa to Iran?
Depending your nationality you can apply for tourist visa through travel agencies in Iran. and after sending the required documents including passport image, personal photo and visa form, the agency will send your request to Iran’s MFA and usually MFA will issue an 18-digit code after 7-10 working days. Read more…
How long is a Iran tourist visa valid for?
Iran tourist visa is valid for the period up to 30 days and extendable. US, UK or Canadian passport holders must obtain the Iran tourist via before coming to Iran through an the authorized travel agencies.
How much money do I need to show for Iran tourist visa?
The visa fee depends on your nationality from 10 to 100 Euros.
What are the documents required for Iran tourist visa?
Passport with at least six months validity left, Personal photo, filling out the tourist visa application form. Read more…
How to apply for Iran tourist visa through travel agencies?
Authorized travel agencies will submit application forms to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application approved and you code received, you can apply for your visa directly with the nominated Iranian embassy or Iran International Airports.