STEP BY STEP IN APPLYING IRAN VISA with NADIATRIP Tour and Travel company
the best possible chance and great opportunity for Iran lovers and travelers is that, based on the current regulation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MFA), Iran Visa and the arrival-departure sign will not be stamped in the passport anymore and it will be issued in a paper form.
The head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization announced that passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran will not have to be stamped.
the government of Iran has started to issue travel visa stickers on (separate pieces of paper). This means the visa sticker is not attached to the travelers’ passports, neither are the passports stamped. The travelers are only required to carry the paper (Iran E-Visa paper or Visa Grant Notice) with their passport during their stay in Iran.
British, Canadian and American citizens can only collect Iran Visa in case of reserving a complete tour, and they are not allowed to enter Iran with their own vehicles (cars & motorcycles). Independent travel for these citizens has been banned due to the closure of Iranian foreign missions in these countries UNLESS they have passport with another nationality. They are also required to book the hotel(s) before visa formalities.
Those who want to travel by their own cars or motorcycles should have a guide from arrival to departure, meaning that they need a tour guide who accompanies them on a daily base.
The above mentioned visitors should contact our tour department on www.NADIATRIP.com
Travel to Iran to U.K, U.S, and Canadian citizens are not illegal. However, the procedure to apply for a visa is a little different from the citizens of other countries.
Before applying for Reference code from MFA, travelers must have a tour program which is designed by Iranian Tour Operated according to the interest of the travelers.
Then we apply for the reference code for them from MFA, which takes around 30 working days.
finally, with the same authorization code passengers can obtain their visa via Iranian embassy of the place applied for Iran visa, to join their guided tour in Iran.
Based on mutual agreements within the framework of international rules and regulations, citizens of some countries are exempt from applying for a visa to enter Iran. Citizens of these countries are required to fill in the relevant form at entry points upon arrival in Iran. The list includes citizens of:
The Republic of Azerbaijan- Armenia- Georgia- Turkey- Lebanon- Malaysia- Venezuela- Bolivia- Syria- Egypt-Serbia
The citizens of 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 Iran Visa upon their arrival at the Iranian airports.
All foreign visitors, except those from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan, Somali, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States and Yemen, can enter and stay on Kish Island for 14 days or less without obtaining any visa.
Upon landing at Kish International Airport, foreign visitors do not need to present much documents except their valid passports. However, you may be questioned about the purpose of your travel. In order to avoid any unwanted problems, be sure to bring all your verification paperwork, hotel reservations, etc. But as soon as your photo and finger prints are taken by officials, your passport will be stamped and you will be free to enjoy the beauty of Kish Island up to 14 days.
Citizens of Israel are totally banned from entry to Iran. Also applicable if there is an Israel visa sticker in the passport.
Iran Visa Extension
You can extend your visa based on the type of your visa in the bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs. You can do it in Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Rasht and Yazd. The new extended date will be issued from the date of attending in the bureau not the initial expiry date.
It is quite easy and cheap to extend your Iranian Visa.
Visitors can stay in Iran for up to 30 days, even though Iran tourist visa is valid for 3 months. However, you can extend your visa at most twice without trouble. A 30-day visa plus two extensions give you 90 days. You should apply for your Iranian visa extension at any Police Office of Foreign Aliens in major cities.
What do you need to extend your Iran Visa?
In order to have your visa extended, you should present the following documents to the office:
1. Your passport
2. A copy of your passport
3. Two passport-size photos (women with head-scarf)
4. Your current visa or e-visa document
5. Filled out visa extension form
6. Visa extension payment receipt. The cost of visa renewal is approximately 345,000 Rails which you must pay in cash at Melli Bank.
Tips for Visa Extension
1. Apply to extend your visa 1 to 3 days (not earlier) before your current visa is expired.
2. For Women, the photo should be with hijab (scarf).
3. You may be asked a few questions at the visa extension counter, such as:
-Why do you want to extend your visa?
-How many more days do you want to extend your visa?
-Where are you staying during your trip?
-Are you here for tourism or work?
-What is your occupation?
The address of Police of Foreign Affairs
Tehran: It is possible to extend your Iranian Visa in Tehran from two immigration offices. One of them is located in Dr. Fatemi Junction, towards Vali-e Asr Avenue and the other is located near Sepah square. It is almost difficult to extend your visa in Tehran and your extension will be partial rather than a full month. (Tehran Police Office of Foreign Aliens)
Mashhad: The immigration office of Mashhad is located on Rahnamaee St. You can also apply for Afghan visa in Mashhad as it is easier to apply there than in the capital.( Mashahd Police Office of Foreign Aliens )
Shiraz: The best spot to extend your visa is in Shiraz. Applying for your visa extension is quite easy and quick in this city. The immigration office is located in Moddarres Blvd, near Vali-e Asr Square.( Shiraz Police Office of Foreign Aliens)
Isfahan: You can easily extend your Iranian visa in Isfahan from the immigration office near Azadi Sq, on Roudaki St.( Isfahan Police Office of Foreign Aliens)
Yazd: The immigration office is located near Abouzar square, Kashani St. It may take more than a day to issue your extension.
Tabriz: It is not the best place to extend your visa and we do not advise it. There have been many rejections in this city.
Offices are open from Saturday to Wednesday, from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM. it is recommended to go there early in the morning.
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.
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).
If you wish to do the process of Standard Iran Visa without stress, we recommend you to start 1 months before your arrival to Iran.
To obtain your Authorization Number of Iran Visa through our agency, it will cost 20 euro.
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 check our website www.Nadiatrip.com
Once you receive an email from our agency with your Authorization Number of Standard 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 the 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 Standard 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.
In general, we estimate that it should take around 5 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.
The only option you have to get this code is to contact Nadiatrip .
You will have to fill out a form about your personal details and your planned itinerary.
Nadiatrip tour operator will contact the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on your behalf to request an Authorization Number of Standard Iran Visa.
The average time for getting the Grant Notice of Iran Visa is around 5 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 20 euros.
Process is relatively simple, you will have to go through 2 main steps, which is explained below:
1. You will have to obtain an Iran visa Authorization Number , from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) through an official Tour Operator in Iran(Nadiatrip)
2. Once you got this important Notice of Iran Visa, you must go to the embassy/consulate previously chosen to get your Standard Iran Visa.
Getting an Iran visa in advance is the safest way to avoid any kind of inconvenience, which could disturb your stay in Iran.
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 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 AN IRAN TOURIST VISA?
NADIATRIP Tour and Travel company is one of the limited number of official Tour, Travel and Visa agencies in Iran with an official authority from Iranian foreign ministry to process and obtain travel permits to Iran. You have two options to obtain your Iran Tourist visa:
Applying through Iran embassies /consulates:
To save agency fee, you can go directly through an Iran embassy/consulate and apply for your visa. Please consider that many embassies don’t accept application form without an invitation letter and refer you to an Iranian authorized travel and tour company
Applying through an authorized tour and travel company:
Contact an approved Iranian travel agent i.e. NADIATRIP Tour & Travel Company, ask the hand of one of our expert at NADIATRIP VISA SERVICES. Please fill out the form below and follow the easy steps to obtain your Iran visa by NADIATRIP experts.
your passport MUST be valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Iran, and must have at least TWO blank pages.
The validity duration of this authorization code for receiving Iran Visa is 1 month after the issuance time.
from the time of Iran Visa reception, the tourist has only three months to enter Iran.
note that the visitors have to exit Iran before the expiration of this 3 months’ validity.
NADIATRIP Tour and Travel company helps you to get your Iran Tourist Visa. Please follow the below steps to finds easy categorized information and important notes about Iran visa.
There are different types of Iran visa
Iran Visa is permission of entry which allows someone to travel to Iran and stay here for a specific period of time. This permission issues at the Embassies, Consulate Generals or Interest Bureau of I.R Iran after having authorization number from Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) or, in some cases, at the borders and international airports in Iran.
There are two types of tourist visa for Iran which are applied by Travel agencies:
According to the regulations of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Standard Iran Tourist Visa is issued for foreign nationals who are interested in traveling to Iran individually or with a group with the purpose of visiting Iran, or their friends. Standard Iran 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.
The standard tourist visa procedure includes uploading the required documents and filling in Iran visa application form.
You will receive the visa form reference code after filling in the visa formalities form.
After completing your Iran visa request by paying the service fee (20 € ), you will have the visa confirmation code in a maximum delay of 5 working days (Thursdays are half day-off, Fridays are weekend in Iran,( it should be mentioned that Sunday to Wednesday are considered as working days of MFA. ), after being processed by the officials, in your email.
You can collect your Iran visa after paying the visa fee, at one of Iranian embassies or consulates before your planned departure to Iran or at the entry airports.
Fees in Iranian Embassies /consulates
2- Iran Visa On Arrival (VOA)
You can get this Iran Visa On Arrival if you have the complete documents at the entry airports in Iran.
The visa would be issued for a maximum staying of 30 days with
3-month validity (extendable for another 15 days).
For visa on arrival, you have to pay the fee in cash at the airport to get your visa.
Required documents to apply Iran visa in the international airports are as follows:
Airport visa application form
Passport with six months’ validity
Recent photo (3×4 or 4×6)
Visa payment fee (in cash)
Insurance (if you already do have an insurance, which covers you world-wide, you do not need to pay for the insurance in the airport)
Except for the nationalities mentioned below, the rest of the countries are permitted to apply for Iran visa on arrival.
Travelers from: U.S., UK, Israel, Canada, Colombia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India are not permitted for VOA.
Although you can now take this visa on arrival without standard Iran Visa Grant Notice, we still suggest you to get one, in order to be sure to avoid being not granted an Iran Visa at the airport.
To be sure of a safe application and avoid long hours of waiting, it is recommended to apply for an Iran Visa Authorization Code through NADIATRIP Visa Services before arriving at the airport.
During high seasons, it is highly advisable to complete your visa process and have it in your hands before your arrival. It saves you a lot of time and energy and makes your entry to Iran easier and more pleasant.
To accomplish this, simply fill out the Iran Visa Request Form on our website and attach the copy of your passport and your scanned photo on our website.
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 5 working days after receiving the amount of (20 €) to our account and subsequently it will be sent to your email address, it should be
Note: The prices are subject to change. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate for more information.
To apply for a Tourist Visa, you should go to an Iranian embassy or consulate, complete the required paperwork and pay for your visa. Then, you should visit your chosen embassy or consulate again to obtain your Iran visa sticker. If you apply through NADIATRIP Visa Services, you will have your visa ready before your arrival and you will be able to collect it at any of Iran’s International Airports. This way, you will experience a smooth entry into Iran without much ado.
If you apply for Visa on Arrival, you may avoid any unnecessary inconvenience before your trip. In this case, you have to submit your visa application and make the payment at the airport. But, depending on how busy the VOA counter is, sometimes you should wait up to two hours to get your visa.
Visa on arrival is not applicable to the nationals of the following countries who must obtain a visa in advance by getting confirmation code after applying.
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.