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Iran Tourist Visa Information

The government of Iran introduced the eVisa for Iran, an electronic tourist visa, in 2018, with the aim of facilitating entry to the country to foreign citizens for tourism purposes. The simplified online application removes the need to wait for long visa on arrival queues or visit an Iranian embassy to apply for a visa.

An approved online tourist visa for Iran is valid for a single entry to the country and allows the holder an initial stay of 30 days. However, it may also be extended twice once the visitor is in Iran, for a total stay of 90 days.

To apply for a tourist eVisa, applicants can complete the online Iran visa application form in just a few minutes with basic personal, passport, and travel information. They are also required to supply a current email address and pay the Iran eVisa fee in order to submit the application.

Once approved, a copy of the online Iran travel visa is sent to the traveler’s email inbox. They can then present this document alongside their passport to gain entry to Iran at select border checkpoints in the country.

To obtain a visa for purposes other than tourism, such as an Iran business visa or work visa, the traveler will be required to apply for a visa from an Iranian consulate or embassy.

Highlights
Single entry online visa for Iran
For purposes of tourism
Permits a 30-day stay
Can be extended for up to 90 days
Valid for use at select ports of entry in Iran
What Is Necessary?

Valid passport

Copy of the passport biographical page

Photo of the traveler

Email address

Debit/credit card

Iran eVisa Requirements

To submit an Iran eVisa application, it is first necessary to meet the online Iran visa requirements.

The online Iran tourist visa requirements state that the applicant must have:

  • A valid passport
  • Digital image of the passport information page
  • Recent digital photograph of the applicant, passport-style
  • A valid credit or debit card to pay the Iran eVisa fee
  • A current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa for Iran.

It may also be necessary to provide some details of the applicant’s travel itinerary when applying for the Iran visa online if they have already made arrangements for their trip. Furthermore, it is necessary to have valid travel insurance to cover the stay in Iran before an eVisa may be approved.

The traveler receives their approved electronic visa for Iran by email. They can then print a copy of the eVisa to present alongside their passport on arrival at an approved immigration checkpoint in the country.

Please note that it is necessary to travel to Iran with the same passport used to complete the online visa application.

Countries Eligible for Iran

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Iran

Countries Eligible for Iran

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Iran

Last update: 25/11/2021

The visa on arrival service is temporarily unavailable to tourists visiting the country, who must instead apply for an e-Visa online in advance. Travelers must either take an RT-PCR test within 96 hours before traveling and test negative or take a test on arrival, depending on which country they are arriving from. Children under 12 are exempt. All passengers over the age of 12, with the exemption of Iran nationals, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before arriving in Iran and bring a certificate in English to prove it. All vaccines are accepted. Travelers may be required to submit to medical screening, including testing for coronavirus, and undergo quarantine. Travelers must complete a “Self-declaration form” online before arrival.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Iran Visa FAQ

  • What is the Iran eVisa?

    The Iran eVisa is an electronic visa implemented by the Iranian government in 2018 to expedite entry to the country for foreign tourists. It is available through a simplified online application protocol.

  • How long can I stay in Iran with the eVisa?

    The Iranian visa policy states that an approved tourist eVisa allows travelers a stay of 30 days in Iran. However, it may be extended twice once the holder is in the country, for a total stay of up to 90 days.

  • Is the eVisa for Iran valid for multiple entries?

    No, the tourist eVisa for Iran is valid for a single entry to the country.

  • Where can I apply for an Iran visa?

    You can apply for a tourist visa for Iran online through the simple Iranian government visa application portal.

  • What do I need to submit an application for the Iran electronic visa?

    To submit an Iran visa application online, the traveler is required to have:

    • A valid passport
    • A recent digital photograph of the applicant, passport-style
    • A digital image of the passport biographical page
    • A current email address
    • A valid debit or credit card
    • Valid travel insurance to cover the stay in Iran.
  • How long will my Iran eVisa take to process?

    The online Iran visa processing time may be up to 10 business days. Travelers are advised to submit their eVisa application at least 2 weeks before their intended arrival date to allow for sufficient processing time.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Iran eVisa?

    Yes, it is necessary to print a copy of the approved online tourist visa for Iran to present upon arrival at a border checkpoint in the country.

  • Why was my eVisa for Iran application denied?

    The most common reason for the denial of an Iran eVisa application is that the information provided on the online form contained small errors. Therefore, it is important to check that all of the data supplied is correct before submitting an eVisa form.

  • How can I check my Iran eVisa visa status?

    Applicants can check their Iran eVisa status online using the Iranian government status check tool.

  • Can I extend my eVisa visa while in Iran?

    Yes, it is possible to obtain two 30-day extensions for the eVisa once in Iran, for a total maximum stay of 90 days.

  • What ports of entry can I use with the tourist eVisa?

    An approved tourist eVisa for Iran can be used to enter the country at any of the following ports of entry:

    • Bandar Abbas International Airport
    • Isfahan International Airport
    • Kish International Airport (Kish Island)
    • Mashhad International Airport (Mashad)
    • Qeshm International Airport
    • Shiraz International Airport
    • Tabriz International Airport
    • Imam Khomeini International Airport
    • Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran
    • Urmia Airport
    • Ahvaz International Airport
    • Kerman Airport
    • Larestan International Airport in Lar
    • Shahid Rajaee Seaport

    Additionally, eVisas are also expected to be accepted for entry at Shahid Sadooghi Airport in the near future.

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