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How Can I Start My Iran Visa/ Iran e-Visa Process?
How can I get my Iran visa? What are Iran visa requirements?
In the following you will find out about Iran e-visa process and requirements with this article of Chiyako Travel.
According to the regulations of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,All foreign tourists, except for passport holders of a few countries, require a visa to travel to Iran. Citizens of these countries do not need a tourist visa to enter Iran: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Georgia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.
To make it easier for tourists, Iranian MFA has launched the electronic visa application/ e-Visa in early 2017 to facilitate submitting for an authorization code.
The Iran visa/ Iran e-visa process is a simple process which only takes two steps:
We at Chiyako Travel , are right here to show you how Iran visa process can be quiet hassle-free if you choose the right agency and consultant for your travel to Iran.
We recommend you to take your time and look for a quality travel agency so you will rest assured of all your other steps from booking your tour until the day you will get back to Iran with bags full of souvenirs and memories full of happiness.
How Early Should I Apply for an Iran Visa?
Although it usually doesn’t take that long, but It is recommended to start the process of visa application three to four weeks ahead of your scheduled travel and 2 months ahead for US, Canadian and British citizens. In case you own passports aside from the United States and Britain, It is better to notify your consultant, It may help you to speed up with your visa process.
What Are Iran Visa Requirements? How to Proceed with Iran Visa Stages Process?
For your authorization code you need to submit the following items:
- A passport scan which has been valid for at least 6 months.Standards of passport: It should be valid at least for the next six months. It should be in jpg, jpeg format. With the resolution of (800*600) pixels less than 500 KB and more than 10 KB Be horizontal(height should be less than width) Just on one page
- Personal information (name, date of birth…)
- High resolution photo, which be taken in the last six months. standards for photo: It should be taken in the last six months. It should be in jpg, jpeg format. With the resolution of (400*600) pixels less than 500 KB and more than 10 KB Be vertical (width should be less than height)
By Filling an online application form on Chiyako Travel website, and paying the service fee, Chiyako Travel receives you an authorization code from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and deliver it to you. Receiving the code means that your Iran visa is ready; and, in fact, an authorization code is the electronic receipt for your e-visa.
You’ll receive your authorization code in 2 business days and then, if you choose to collect your Iran visa from the airport, you’re almost done. If, you choose to collect your Iran visa from the embassy/consulate, you need to go to the embassy in person and collect it.
The key point to remember is that you must specify where you want to collect your Iran visa when filling in your application form.
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Remember that you need to proceed with your Iran e-visa application process through a 3rd party in Iran, which usually is a licensed Travel agency; because although it is possible to directly go to the Iranian embassy in person or refer to the website of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) yourself but it usually results long waiting periods and high rejection rates.
Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA)
Applying to Iran Visa on arrival (VOA), you will receive it upon your arrival in airport. Take note that Iran visas on arrival are not issued to citizens of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Colombia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, or Somalia. Iran visa on arrival is granted to citizens of 180 other countries.
Then, upon your arrival, you will hand the submission receipt to the visa officer at the airport and receive your VOA.Applicants should hold passport, travel insurance valid in trip duration, visa grant, and two photos in (300*400 px). Please notice that your photos should be taken recently without glasses or a hat
The visa officer will check the documents and stamp visa grant to be validated. You should pay visa fee based on your nationality and table of Iran visa fees.
Duration, Extension, and Validity of Iran Visa/ Iran e-Visa
Iran visa/ Iran e-visa is a 30-day single entry visa type. But, you can extend it in Iran for 30 days, and then a consecutive 30 days, if needed. Your Iran visa is valid up to 3 months after the issue date.
If you are interested in visiting Iran for more than 30 days, you should attend one of the Immigration and Passport police offices in the city you are currently in. You can contact us to ask for the exact address of these office locations. Most of them are open from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. You should convince the officer of the reason of your tendency to extend your Iran visa. Be aware that you’d better follow Iran dress code in official offices like these ones as there are some people who check the way you dress up. First of all, you should visit Iran visa extension counter and give them your passport, fill some general information form and then you will answer some questions at the tourism affair counter. These questions could be such as the reason for extending visa, the number of days you are going to stay more, the place of stay, the purpose of stay which should not related to business or work, your career and professional background, and so on. After giving approval, your visa will be validated for more certain days. Then you should pay visa fee which is possible to pay via debit card. The documents you need are as follows:
- 2 Photocopies of your passport
- 2 Photocopies of the payment receipt for Iran visa fees
- 2 Copies of the completed visa extension form
- 2 Passport-sized photos
For more information you can visit: Iran E-visa
Iran Visa for American, Canadian, and British Citizens
According to Iran regulations, American, British, and Canadian passport holders are allowed to visit Iran as long as they travel on an organized Iran tour, accompanied by a tour guide for their entire stay. In fact, from the very first consider traveling to Iran, the first step is to choose your tour company, since your Iran visa request must be applied through an Iran tour company; So obviously independent traveling in Iran is not allowed for these citizens.
This doesn’t mean that you do not have your own time at all. Chiyako Travel Tour leaders are all fully aware of these cases and can turn your Iran visit to one of your life long best memories. We recommend to take a look at Chiyako Travel top tour packages.
What are the Iran visa requirements before arriving:
- Standard size copy of your passport
- Standard size copy of your photo
note: If you are going to buy our tours or book Iran hotels such as Tehran hotels, Isfahan hotels, Shiraz hotels or etc, you will be granted your visa for free. Otherwise if you are going to ask us to issue a sole visa you should pay 20.00 Euros.
- Travel insurance
- Your passport
- two photos
- Iran visa fees (base on your nationality from 35 to 75 Euros)