Countries that can’t get Iran visa on arrival:
Citizens of Canada, USA, UK, Colombia, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Somali cannot get Iran visa upon arrival.
Iran Visa Service for Indian citizens
Indian citizens can get an Iran visa upon arrival. Travel agencies can apply for Indian citizens. Now they can collect their visa in Iranian embassies and get visa upon arrival. There are three Iranian embassies in India that Indian citizens can collect their visa from: Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Iran visa Service for Afghanistan citizens
Afghanistan citizens cannot get Iran visa on arrival and travel agencies cannot apply for them. They should apply for Iran visa at one of Iranian embassies but it depends on where their passport is issued from. But in General, there are 5 Iran embassies in Afghanistan in Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad.
Countries that travel agencies cannot apply for their Iran visa Service
Afghanistan and Bangladesh citizens must go to the Iran’s embassies in their country for an Iranian Visa. Travel agency can not apply the visa for these countries.
Iran Visa Service for US, Canadian & UK.
All citizens of US, UK and Canada in order to get Iranian visa and enter Iran must travel in a group tour or private tour with a registered tour guide.
Iran Visa for US, UK, CA Citizens, How to Apply?
It’s absolutely possible for American, British and Canadian citizens to visit Iran. However, these nationalities must obey some rules.
Between these three countries, only Great Britain has an embassy in Iran. Yet, British citizens, as well as Americans and Canadians must arrange their visa before flying to Iran: none of them can take their Visa on Arrival. They must have an authorization code issued first by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
How to apply as a US / UK / CA citizen?
The first step is to get in touch with an official guide, who will apply on their behalf. They can ask either for a 10-days or 30-days visa. Americans must be guided by specific guides, allowed to organize the trips of US citizens in Iran. British and Canadians can approach any official guide. We, at Iran Visa Service with Iran for All Travel Group, can help you find an authorized guide and book your hotels and plan your trip, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
Unfortunately, these three nationalities cannot travel independently to Iran. They will be accompanied during all their stay by their guide. To get a visa, they must plan with their guide a specific itinerary: they need to provide the detailed route for each day, including hotels reservations, means of transportation, etc. They are not allowed to stay out of hotels, by camping or sleeping at people’s houses for instance.
American, British, and Canadian citizens must produce the following documents while applying to a visa:
- A scan of the passport. Note that it should have seven months validity left.
- A complete itinerary, provided by an official guide, with hotel bookings.
- A detailed resume over the past 10 years.
- A personal information document (with name, birth date, etc.).
- A passport photo.
Don’t forget to subscribe an insurance covering your trip to Iran, which is mandatory for all nationalities.
How much does it cost to take Iran visa?
The visa fees must be paid at the embassy, upon visa collection. The total cost is between 85 Euro.
When to apply for Iran visa?
It is required to apply at least two months before the departure date. The visa procedure in itself usually takes four till six weeks. When travelers have obtained their reference code through their guide, they must approach the Iranian embassy in their country within a month to get their visa.
Then, travelers who have obtained their visa at the embassy have 90 days to enter the country.
Where to apply for Iran visa?
British citizens can apply to the embassy located in London. However, there is no Iranian embassy or consulate in North America. Thus, both Americans and Canadians must approach the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, which holds an Iranian section issuing visas. It’s possible to do the process at distance and send the documents and passport via a secured mail delivery system.
Following these simple steps, visitors from America, Great Britain and Canada can enjoy their trip to Iran. They are welcomed with open arms by Iranians who deeply love those three countries, and will be eager to exchange with travelers.