Here are some visa issues related to travelling to Iran
- Tourist Visa: foreigners who want to travel to Iran whether alone or in a group are allowed to stay for one month maximum which is possible to be extended to 3 months.
- Airport Tourist Visa: Citizens of all countries except Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Somalia, USA, UK, Canada, Jordan, Pakistan, Iraq, and India (since Mar. 2014) can obtain a Tourist Visa Upon Arrival (for up to 30days) at the airports of:
- Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran (IKA)
- Shahid Dastghaib Airport, Shiraz (SYZ)
- Shahid Hasheminejad International Airport, Mashhad (MHD)
- Shahid Madani Airport, Tabriz (TBZ)
- Urmia International Airport, Urmia (OMH)
- Shahid Beheshti Airport, Isfahan (ISF)
- Kish International Airport, Kish (KIH)
- Bandar Abbas Airport, Bandar Abbas (BND)
- Qeshm International Airport, Qeshm Island (GSM)
- Airport Transit Visa: Issued to travelers who are going to another country, and are transiting through Iran for less than 48 hours.
- Airport Entry Visa: Issued to businessmen, valid for 72 hours.
- Pilgrimage Visa: Issued to foreign Muslims who are visiting pilgrimage sites in Iran.
- Press Visa: Issued to journalists and media representatives.
- Transit Visa: Issued to foreign travelers who want to transit through Iran by land on their way to another country. Usually valid for seven days (however, sometimes available for up to 15 days).
- Entry Visa: Issued to experts and businessmen or those who want to attend cultural, political, scientific conventions. Authorized duration of stay is usually up to 30 days.
- Entry and Transit Visa: Issued to drivers carrying cargo thorough Iran.
- Work Permit Visa: Issued to foreigners who want to work in Iran.
- Visa for Entry to Free Trade and Industrial Areas of Iran: Issued to foreigners travelling just to Kish Island, Qeshm Island, Chabahar Port.
How to get one then (visa)?
The procedure is quiet simple but time consuming so if you’re planning on visiting Iran you should take action at least 3 to 4 weeks before your travel time and contact your closest Iranian embassy or consulate to find out about the exact time which is required for receiving an Iranian visa. Anyway if you are interested in leaving the process up to an Iranian travel agency then it’s going to take approximately 10 days.
Who Needs a Visa?
Well, almost everyone! Currently, the majority of foreign visitors need a visa to enter Iran. Citizens of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Georgia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey are eligible to travel for up to three months without a visa.
If you want to get your visa through www.iranvisaservice.com, we will be glad to help you through the legal and official procedures.