• This page apart of Iranian Visa can be served as a reference with all updated information regarding tours to Iran.All Information provided are according to latest news received from Department of Foreign Affairs Of Iran and we do believe it will serves you as indicated.
    • Requirements: Passport, Application form at the Iranian embassy or consulate, 4 passport - sized photos, special authorization in the form of a reference number issued by the Foreign Ministry in Tehran ( I will provide you this authorisation number from Department Of Foreign Affairs by simply you kindly filling up the application form on the website, copy of your passport ). Ladies need to make sure they are wearing the HIJAB or a head scarf in their submitted passport-sized photos.
    • VOAs are issued at the following airports in Iran. The visa is valid for up to 15 days and costs US$80- 150. The safest way is to arrange visa in advance at Iranian embassy or consulate.
    • Holders of normal passports traveling as tourist can obtain a visa on arrival, for a maximum stay of 15 days, provided holding an e-visa pre-approval code obtained via e-mail from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and arriving at Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Teheran International airports and holding a photograph, a copy of passport's biographical page and above fee. This e-visa pre-approval code can be part of your tour booking. This e-visa pre-approval Facility is not applicable to nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States and Uzbekistan.
    • However the above nationals can apply for Iran tourist Visa to Iranian Embassies in overseas.
  • US Citizens
    • US citizens can apply for a visa at the Iranian Interest Section of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington and it takes about 1 month to process after your request with all information or simply please fill up the form with a copy of your passport then refer to the Pakistani Embassy/ Iranian interest then apply for Iran Visa with e-Visa Code which will be provided you before.
    • Visa is exempted for Citizens of the following 8 countries which can visit Iran without a visa: Azerbaijan ( 14 days ), Bolivia 30 days ), Malaysia ( 15 days ), Sri Lanka ( 30 days ), Syria (90 days) Turkey ( 90 days ) and Venezuela ( 15 days ), Egypt (30 days) . Please enquire at Iranian embassy or consulate before step on a trip to Iran as rules are subject to change without prior notice.
    • Iranian visa will be refused by Department of Foreign Affairs to citizens of Israel and travellers with any evidence of visiting Israel already not just Israeli entry stamps any products with Hebrew labelling, etc.
  • Applying online for your authorization number
    • In order to apply and get a visa you must submit your passport details to a authorised Iranian travel or tour company. After receiving your information we apply online to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to get your visa approval number. Your Iran visa will then be processed and if approved a authorization number will be faxed to the Iranian embassy you nominated to have it picked up at. Our office will then email you the authorization number so you can then pick up your Iranian visa. The authorization number means that your visa has been approved by the MFA but it is not the visa itself. Normal processing time by the MFA is 10-14 days and longer for passports from USA and UK.
    • If you need to change the embassy location after the approval is issued then advise us and we can get it reissued a the new location usually within a few days.
  • Picking up your visa at an Iranian embassy
    • After you receive your authorization number you can apply in person or by mail at the nominated embassy or consulate. The actual processing time depends on the embassy and can be from 1-5 days. The visa is valid for 3 months from the date it is processed into your passport so don’t pick it up too early before you plan to travel to Iran.
  • Picking up your visa at an Iranian embassy
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  • Requirements:
    • 1 Passport ( it should be valid not less than 6 months )
    • 1 Application form (sometimes available online)
    • 2-4 visa/passport size photos (not smaller than 1”x1.5” or 2.5cm x 3.8cm)
    • Proof of medical travel insurance (including evacuation and repatriation coverage)
    • MFA Authorization Number
    • Visa fee
    • Some embassies ask for 1 or 2 photocopies of your passport photo page
  • Picking up your visa on arrival at an Iranian Airport
    • Iranian Visas are available for pick up at Tehran International Airport on arrival for about 70 nationalities if this method is more convenient. We will prepare an authorization letter for you to give to the airline counter at check in. Once you arrive at the airport in Iran proceed to the Visa Office to have your visa issued. Note that these airport offices sometimes take 20-45 minutes to process your visa and if there is a large group waiting then sometimes longer. Proof of medical travel insurance is now compulsory and is available for sale from the immigration office at the airport.
    • Visa for British - Canadian & American passport Holders.
    • The above nationals should travel on a group from August 2014 in order to be visa granted.
  • Visa on Arrival
    • Nationals of the following countries holding ordinary passports and wishing to visit Iran mainland, can obtain a 15 day Tourist Visa Upon Arrival with their authorization number at the airports listed.
      • IKA : Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport
      • MHD : Mashhad Airport
      • SYZ : Shiraz Airport
      • TBZ : Tabriz Airport
      • ISF : Isfahan Airport
    • As of Dec 2014 the following nationalities can NOT get Visa on Arrival anymore: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somolia.
    • Gashtman can arrange this for you whether you plan to take a tour with us or are planning to make your own arrangements.
    • (Note: All American/Canadian/UK passport holders must travel on a group or private tour with a registered guide to be allowed a visa to Iran.)
  • Note for American/Canadian/UK Passport holders
    • Processing for an Authorization number from the Ministry of Foreign affairs takes longer than other nationalities due to extra security processing that needs to take place
    • USA/CANADA /UK Passport holders MUST be on a group or individually booked tour of Iran as it requires a registered guide to be present at all times during the tour.
    • Visas for American & Candians can be issued at the Iranian Interest Section of the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC.
  • Visa Authorization Fees:
    • If travelling on a group tour with Gashtman then this service is included in our tour price.
    • If travelling individually then we charge the fee we pay to the MFA for your application.
    • Currently our fee is 80 USD or 65 Euro per person.
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