How to get an Iran Visa on arrival?
To accomplish this, simply fill out the Iran Visa Request Form and attach the copy of your passport and your scanned photo on our website (https://en.key2persia.com/iran-visa)
Please note that if you do not have your complete flight details yet, you should at least send your arrival and departure dates.
Your invitation letter of Iran Visa (Iran Visa Grant Notice) will be issued within 1-3 working days after receiving the amount of 35$ to our account and subsequently it will be sent to your email address, it should be mentioned that Sunday to Wednesday are considered as working days of MFA.
Nationals of all countries holding a valid ordinary passports and wishing to visit Iran, can obtain a 30-day Iran 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
Note: Citizens of the UK, USA, Canada, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Colombia, Somalia and most of African countries cannot obtain Iran Visa upon their arrival at airports and they need to obtain Iran Visa from Iranian consular services at any country.
How to get an Iran Visa before my arrival to Iran?
Process is relatively simple, you will have to go through 2 main steps, which is explained below:
How can I get this Authorization Number (Iran Visa Grant Notice)?
The only option you have to get this code is to contact an Iranian Tour Operator like us.
You will have to fill out 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 of Iran Visa (Iran Visa Grant Notice).
The average time for getting the Grant Notice of Iran Visa 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 Iran Visa.
As an Iranian Tour Operator, we are offering Iran Visa Grant Notice for the bargain price of 35 $.
How long does it take to get this Authorization Number (Iran Visa Grant Notice)?
In general, we estimate that it should take around 1-3 working days for your Grant Notice of Iran Visa to be issued.
Keep in mind that on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is closed, and your Authorization Number of Iran Visa could be delayed because of various public holidays of the Iranian calendar.
We will send you an email once your Authorization Number of Iran Visa (Iran Visa Grant Notice) has been issued.
What do you have to do once you get the Authorization Number (Iran Visa Grant Notice)?
Once you receive an email from our agency with your Authorization Number of Iran Visa, you can go to the embassy/consulate that you had previously chosen and start the second step of Iran 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 Iran Visa embassy fee.
You will also have to fill another form with personal information at the embassy.
If your Iran Visa application is accepted, the embassy/consulate can issue your Iran Visa in a few hours or in one or two weeks, depending on the location and the workload of the embassy/consulate.
An emergency option is often offered by embassies and consulates in order to make your Iran Visa process faster if you are in a rush.
How much Iran Visa costs?
To obtain your Authorization Number of Iran Visa through our agency, it will cost $35.
On top of that you will have to add the payment of your Iran Visa to the embassy or consulate.
The amount to pay depends on your nationality. To know the current fee you should check with the embassy or via this link in our website: https://en.key2persia.com/iran-visa-stamp-fee-iran-visa.
How long before arrival should I start the process of Iran Visa?
If you wish to do the process of Iran Visa without stress, we recommend you to start 2 months before your arrival to Iran.
How long can I stay in Iran with Iran Visa?
Iran Visa allows you to stay for 30 days, but you can extend your Iran Visa in Iran.
All in all, you can hope staying for a maximum duration of 90 days (by chance).
What is the period of validity of Iran Visa?
Your Iran Visa will be issued with the validity of 3 months, meaning that once your Iran Visa has been issued, you have 3 months to enter the country.
How to extend your Iran Visa:
We are going to explain you how to extend your Iran Visa once you are in Iran. This extension is possible in any major cities of Iran, but there is no guarantee that the agent approves your Iran Visa extension request.
Who can be eligible for an Iran Visa Extension?
Everyone, no matter how you got your Iran Visa.
The nationalities of the following nations are considered as exceptionsof this rule:
UK, USA, and Canada.
How long can I extend my Iran Visa?
You can request for Iran Visa extension only once if you got your Iran Visa at the airport "Iran Visa on Arrival". In theory, you can be able to extend your Iran Visa for 30 supplementary days, which means double your original Iran Visa (from 30 to 60 days).
In practice, you can see your demand getting denied or to see yourself given less than the duration you asked for. Iran Visa extension refusal is still random, and can only depend on the mood of the agent which is present at the office.
Nevertheless, it seems much easier to extend your Iran Visa if you had previously obtained it prior to your arrival in Iran, meaning the original 30 days Iran Visa that you can get from your embassy, can be extended once or twice, which means a 30 days Iran Visa can become a 90 days Iran Visa thanks to 2 extensions.
Which documents do I need to bring to extend my Iran Visa?
You will need:
- Two identity photos
- A copy of your passport identity page, a copy of your original Iran Visa and a copy of the Iranian stamp if it's not on the same page as your Iran Visa.
Most of the time, you can copy your passport on the office against a fee.
How much does it cost?
The cost for Iran Visa extension is approximately 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 Iran Visa?
You can extend your Iran Visa in any major cities of 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 for advices from our agency or from 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 on the city.
How long does it take to extend Iran 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 Iran Visa 5 days before the expiration date of your current Iran Visa, as it is nearly impossible to extend if you have too many days left on your Iran Visa.