PTA's Processing Charge Per Person: $ 35
Iran Visa Grant Notice Process:
Sorry,we are not allowed to apply the visa for the citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Somalia due to the regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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A. Please choose your itinerary first and submit the Visa application form.Send a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport and also a photo with a white background.
B. Your Visa Application Form will be checked and confirmation will be sent to you within 48 hours as soon as PTA receives it. Afterwards, you will be asked to remit $35 to our PayPal account. If your application form is not complete, PTA will ask you to send whatever information is missing.
C. In 1-3 working days(Saturday to Wednesday are working days), MFA will update us on your visa status.
If your request is rejected, go to (D). If your request is accepted, go to (E).
D. Your visa fee will not be refunded, even if your request for a visa is rejected. (Usually less than 3% of visa requests are rejected).
E. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) will send your Invitation Letter to the Iranian Consulate of your choice. PTA will provide you with the Invitation Letter of your visa. You will call that Iranian Consulate of Iran to ascertain that your Invitation Letter has arrived. If your Invitation Letter has arrived, go to (F).
F. Once you have ascertained that your Invitation Letter has arrived at the Iranian Consulate of your choice:
1. You will go to that Iranian Consulate with the Invitation Letter, your passport and photo in hand and receive your visa in a few days.
2. You may post your Invitation Letter of Iran Visa and passport to that Iranian Consulate depends on the consulate. You will receive your visa by post after a few days.
General Informations about the Iran visa (e-visa)
Here is some general informations about the Iran visa (e-visa) and how to get it:
Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival.
All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months.
Tourist visa to Iran is getting easier and easier and Iran is making a lot of progress, hoping to host 20 million visitors in 2025 with easy visa procedures. Visa on arrival is possible for many citizens, for a duration of 30 days, while more countries are getting the visa-free treatment.
Now these are the ways to obtain e-visa to enter Iran:
1 -Visa on Arrival at the airport: 30 days duration, costs depend of your nationality
2- Visa before arrival: 30 days visa which can be obtain prior to your arrival in any Iranian embassy/consulate.
It is also possible to extend your visa, no matter if you get it at the airport or prior to your arrival. The process is relatively simple, even though the possibility of getting your demand of extension deny still exists.
1- Iran on Arrival Visa at the Airport
The charge for an invitation letter for "On Arrival Visa" is now $35 per person and you need to pay the embassy fee in the airport.
According to the new law emitted by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), every citizens can obtain a 30 days Iranian visa in every international airports of Iran.
Although you can now take this visa on arrival without invitation, we still suggest you to get one, in order to be sure to avoid being not granted a visa at the airport and to cut off the process time at the airport.
To accomplish this, simply fill out the Visa Request Form on our website (www.key2persia.com) and email your passport copy and photo to PTA (email@example.com). Please note: if you do not have your complete flight details yet, you should at least send your arrival and departure dates. Your invitation letter of e-visa (Iran Visa Grant Notice) will be issued within 1-3 working days (Saturday to Wednesday are working days) and subsequently sent to your email address. Upon your arrival to Iran, we guarantee that a visa will be stamped in your passport at the airport without any problem.
Items which the Visa applicant should mention on the Visa Request Form:
1. I agree that all of the above information is correct, and I am responsible for any mistake in the information I have given.
2. I guarantee that I will submit the required visa fee $35 to the PayPal account of PTA once I have received confirmation from PTA that my request form is ok.
3. I agree to travel according to my prearranged itinerary. If I decide to change my travel plans, I will inform PTA.
4. I pledge to obey all the laws of Islamic Republic of Iran.
Nationals of all countries (except those listed above) holding a valid ordinary passports and wishing to visit Iran mainland, can obtain a 30-day Tourist Visa upon Arrival at the airports of:
IKA: Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport
MHD: Mashhad Airport
SYZ: Shiraz Airport
TBZ: Tabriz Airport
ISF: Isfahan Airport
KER: Kerman Airport
OMH: Urmia Airport
BND: Bandar Abbas Airport
BUZ: Bushehr Airport
GSM: Qeshm Airport
KIH: Kish Airport
1. The applicant should have a confirmed return ticket and a valid passport with at least 6 months validity and a photo to be attached to the application form.
2. Visa stamp fee (depending on the applicant's nationality) is payable to the visa & passport office at the airport.
3. This type of visa is only for tourist purposes and the followings are not entitled to this visa facilitation.
3.1. Those who hold official passports as well as businessmen and journalists
3.2. Applicants whose applications for Iran Visa have been rejected before.
3.3. Iranians holding foreign passports but still maintaining their Iranian nationality.
4. Applicants can secure the visa by completing the opposite form and receiving a pre-approval visa code.
The citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Albania, Germany, Austria, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Spain, Australia, Slovenia, Slovakia, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Ukraine, Italy, Ireland, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, Romania, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, France, Palestine, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Croatia, South Korea, North Korea, Kuwait, Georgia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Poland, Malaysia, Hungary, Mongolia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Venezuela, Vietnam, Netherlands, Yugoslavia and Greece are eligible to obtain visa upon their arrival at the Iranian airports.
The instant visa is obtainable for tourists from the above-mentioned countries and it does not apply to those who hold official passports as well as businessmen and journalists.
However, citizens of the UK, USA, Canada, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Colombia, Somalia and most of African countries cannot obtain visa upon their arrival in airports and they need to obtain visa from Iranian consular services in their countries.
2- Iran Visa before arrival:
Getting a visa prior to your arrival in Iran is by far the safest way to avoid any kind of inconveniences, which could disturb your stay in Iran. Process is relatively simple, you will have to go through 2 main steps, more explanation beside. The duration of the visa is 30 days. This option is heavily recommended for tourists who would like to stay in the country for a stay superior to one month, or for those who don't want to take the risk of doing the Visa on Arrival (at the airport). It's also the only option you have if you want to go to Iran via a border crossing.
How to get a visa before my arrival in Iran?
As mentioned above, the process consists in two main steps:
1. You will have to obtain a visa Authorization Number (Grant Notice of Iran Visa) from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
2. Once you got this Authorization Number for e-visa, you must go to the embassy/consulate previously chosen to get your visa.
How can I get this Authorization Number (Visa Grant Notice for Iran)?
The only option you have to get this code is to contact an Iranian Tour Operator. You will have to fulfill a form about your personal details and your planned itinerary. This tour operator will contact the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on your behalf to request an Authorization Number. The average time for getting this number is around 1-3 working days. Be careful, in this form you will have to specify in which embassy/consulate you would like to pick up your visa, please be informed that it will not possible to change this location after.
As an Iranian tour operator, we are offering this service for the bargain price of 35$.
How long does it take to get this Authorization Number?
In general, we estimate that it should take around 1-3 working days for your number to be issued. Keep in mind that on Thursday and Friday the ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is closed, and your number could be delayed because of various public holidays of the Iranian calendar.
We will send you an email once your Reference Number (Grant Notice of Iran Visa) has been issued.
What do I have to do once I get my Authorization Number (Grant Notice of Iran Visa)?
Once you receive an email from our agency with your Authorization Number, you can go to the embassy/consulate that you had previously chosen and start the second step of the visa process.
The documents you will have to bring differ from an embassy to another, and you should contact them before to make sure about what you really have to bring. Most of embassies will require some identity photos (women do not need wear a scarf on the picture), a photocopy of your passport identity page, an attestation of insurance for the time you will be in Iran and enough money to pay for your visa (embassy fee). You will also have to fulfill another form with personal informations.
If your visa application is accepted, the embassy/consulate can issue your visa in a few hours or in one or two weeks, depending on the location and amount of work of the embassy/consulate. An emergency option is often offered by embassies and consulate in order to make your visa faster if you are in a rush.
How much does it cost?
To obtain your Authorization Number through our agency, it will cost $35.
On top of that you will have to add the payment of your visa to the embassy or consulate. The amount to pay depends on your nationality and you should check with the embassy to know the current fee.
How long before I arrive should I start the process?
If you wish to do this process calmly and without stress, we recommend you to start 2 months before your arrival in Iran.
How long can I stay in Iran with this visa?
This visa allows you to stay for 30 days, but you can extend your visa twice once in Iran. In total, you can hope staying for a maximum of 90 days (by chance).
What is the period of validity of my visa?
Once your visa has been issued, his validity is 3 months, meaning that once you have your visa, you have 3 months to enter the country.
If you have more questions, feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter of invitation for Iran Visa (Grant Notice of e-visa):
This is an official letter from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) which enables you to collect your visa from your desired Iranian Consulate in your country or elsewhere. This letter will be issued based on your request and our application of the request through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This is a permit which is attached to your passport at an Iranian Consulate before you travel to Iran, or in an airport of Iran once you arrive in the country. With this permit you have the necessary permission to enter Iran and stay there for a determined amount of time.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Visa Department within MFA is responsible for issuing letters of invitation for tourists who want to visit Iran.
You can choose the Iranian Consulate which is nearest to your home where you can complete the visa process and from which you can collect your Iranian visa.
This is the fee which an Iranian Consulate collects from a visa applicant for the processing and provision of a visa.
Invitation letter Fee:
35$ is a fee which PTA receives from the client for processing of a visa.
Obligation of organizing a tour to get Iran Visa due to MFA Rules:
1. Americans, British and Canadians can only collect a visa if they have reserved a full tour.
2. Those who want to travel by car or motorcycle should have a guide from arrival to departure, essentially this means you need a guide with you on a daily base.
The above mentioned should contact our tour department via: email@example.com
Details of Iran Tourist Visa
According to the regulations of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), a Tourist visa is 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 with option of Extensions in Iran. Iran visa remains valid for a period of 3 months from the date of issue in the passport.
Consulates need an Authorization Letter for e-visa (called Grant Notice of Iran Visa, Invitation Letter, Reference Number, Approval Number and Authorization Number) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran. Getting this authorization number is the most important step in Iran visa application and there is not much left when you have it. You will usually have your visa in 1 or 2 days, after having the authorization code.
How to extend your Iran Visa
We are going to explain you how to extend your visa once you are in Iran. This extension is possible in any major cities in Iran.
Who can be eligible for a visa extension?
Everybody, no matter how you got your visa.
The nationals of the following nations are exceptions to this rule:
UK, USA, Canada
How long can I extend my visa?
You can pretend to a visa extension only once if you got your visa at the airport "Visa on Arrival". In theory, you can be able to extend your visa for 30 supplementary days, which means double your original visa (from 30 to 60 days).
In practice, you can see your demand getting deny or to see yourself given less than the duration you asked for. The extension refusal is still random, and can only depend of the mood of the agent in front of you.
Nevertheless, it seems much easier to extend your visa if you had previously obtain it prior to your arrival in Iran, meaning the original 30 days visa that you can get from your embassy. You can extend it once or twice, which means a 30 days visa can become a 90 days visa thanks to 2 extensions.
Which documents do I need to bring to extend my visa?
You will need:
- Two identity photos
- A photocopy of your passport identity page, a photocopy of your original Iran visa and a photocopy of the Iranian stamp if it's not on the same page as your visa.
Most of the time, you can photocopy your passport on the office against a fee.
How much does it cost?
The cost for a visa extension is around 10 euros. Price is subject to change. You will have to go to a "Melli Bank" in order to make the payment, and then come back to the office with your receipt.
Where can I extend my visa?
You can extend your visa in any major cities in Iran (Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, Mashhad and many more). You will have to go to the "Police Office of Foreign Affairs". Feel free to ask advices to our agency or to your hotel to get to this address and know the opening hours. We would rather warn you that this office can be a little chaotic, depending of the town.
How long does it take to extend my visa?
There is no general rules as it depends where you apply for this extension. It can be done during the same day or a couple of days maximum. We advise you to extend your visa 3 or 4 days before the end of your current visa, as it is nearly impossible to extend if you have too many days left on your visa.
What really is going to happen?
After your arrival to the "Police Office of Foreign Affairs", you will have to let your phone, camera and backpacks at the entrance. This office is usually crowded, but you will often find an English speaker to help you. Make yourself known at the desk that should give you a form. You will have to fill it with your personal details, reasons of the extension and how long do you want to extend. Once you get this form done, you will be directed towards a "Melli bank" to pay. Easiest solution is to get there via a taxi. In the bank, you will have to pay an amount of 10 €. The staff will not necessarily speak English but all the indications are written on a paper from the extension office. Once you make the payment, they will give you a receipt and you will have to come back to "Police Office of Foreign Affairs" to finalize your application. When all the documents has been given, it can take 15 minutes or a few days for you to get your extension.
Visa extensions are available at the Police Offices of Foreign Aliens in major Iranian cities for up to 2 months (By chance).
The address of Police office of Foreign Aliens:
Soroush St., After Motahari Junction, Shariati Ave.
Next to Azad Univ., Rahnamaee St.
Between Kuye Zahra and Fazlabad St., Modares Blvd.