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Iran Visa Application

The Iran Visa on Arrival program is for tourism purposes only.

You can get your Iran visa through 4 different means

TAP Persia’s VIP Visa Services will ease the visa application process for travellers and provide assistance with our n-call customer support. You simply have to submit the visa application form online, choose a pick-up location (an embassy/consulate or an Iranian airport), pay the application fee and we’ll process the visa for you. Once it is ready, you can pick up your visa sticker at your chosen location.

Why apply through TAP Persia?

The benefits are faster visa processing, minimized chance of rejection, and speedy entry at the immigration counter. As part of our VIP services, we also offer the option to purchase the TAP Persia Travel Insurance before your arrival for only 30 Euros.

Caution: Citizens of the US, UK and Canada along with the 14 countries in the list below can NOT receive their visa upon arrival and need to apply for their authorization code at the Iranian embassy or consulate in their native country prior to their arrival in Iran.

Step 1: Apply for your visa online

Complete your online Iran Visa Application Form on our website

OR

Download and complete the Iran Visa Application Form and email it to our customer support at visa@tappersia.com

Please prepare paperwork 2 weeks before travelling (US, UK and Canada 5-6 weeks)

Step 2: Choose your pick up location

You may pick up your Iran visa stamp in 2 ways:

  • Before Arrival: At the chosen consulate or embassy listed on your application
  • Upon Arrival: In any one of the Iranian airports

Step 3: Submit all appropriate paperwork

All visitors are required to submit:

  • A high quality scanned image of your passport
  • A digital passport photo
  • Resume (US, UK and Canada ONLY)
  • Complete travel itinerary & schedule (US, UK and Canada ONLY)

We do NOT require any hotel/hostel reservations or the contact information of your Iranian host.

Step 4: Pay the application fee

Check the table below for different application fees

  • The fee is payable by paypal or bank transfer
  • Your visa will not be submitted until the application fee is paid
  • Purpose of the application fee
  • On-call customer support and status updates
  • No hassle at the airport
  • No wait time for visa processing
  • No questions from the authorities

Step 5: Receive authorization code

Once your visa sticker is ready at your chosen pick up location, we will contact you via email

Wait time: maximum 2 weeks (US, UK and Canada 5-6 weeks)

Step 6: Pay your visa fee

Your visa fee must be paid upon your visa pickup and can be paid:

  • Before Arrival:  At the chosen consulate or embassy listed on your application
  • Upon Arrival: In any one of the Iranian airports in the Step 8

Your visa fee will depend on your country of citizenship, check the table below for each country respective visa fee

  • Payment options will be different based on pick up location

Step 7: Travel to Iran

You do not need any additional documentation to board your flight to Iran as all except these 14 countries are qualified for Iran’s Visa On Arrival (VOA)

IMPORTANT: Please observe Iran dress code upon your arrival in Iran

Optional Step 8: Visit the Visa On Arrival (VOA) counter

Only visit the VOA counter if you chose to pay for and pick your visa at any one of the Iranian airports in the list below.

  • Present your passport and authorization code

Your visa fee will depend on your country of citizenship, check the table below for each countries respective visa fee

Optional Step 9: Purchase your Travel & Health insurance at the airport

The Insurance fee is approximately 15 EUR. Ask the VOA counter for assistance.

If you wish to save yourself some time when you arrive at the airport, or if you travelling to Iran by land, you have the option to purchase TAP Persia’s Travel & Health insurance plan ahead of time for only 30 EUR. Be sure to click the check the insurance box  when you fill out your application with TAP Persia.

Step 10: Finalize documents and enter Iran

Upon arriving at the immigration counter, you will present the following documents

  • Passport
  • Visa sticker
  • Travel & Health insurance
  • Hotel reservations (if any)
  • Complete travel itinerary & schedule (US, UK and Canada ONLY)
  • Resume (US, UK and Canada ONLY)

Citizens of the US, UK and Canada may be asked additional questions about the purpose and length of their trip.
Once your visa receives the appropriate entrance stamp, you are free to enter Iran

Various nationalities are eligible for a 30-day Visa on Arrival, which saves them the need to apply for a Tourist Visa beforehand. However, those who choose this option will need to submit their visa application at the airport, which may subject them to long wait times, confusing paperwork and the possibility of visa rejection.

In order to guarantee a successful Visa on Arrival, you can apply for a visa authorisation code before your trip. With this code, you can pick up your visa at the airport within a matter of minutes.

Apply/Picking up visa from the airport’s VOA counter:

Those who wish to fill out their application or pick up their visa stickers from the Visa On Arrival (VOA) counter at one of Iran’s airports MUST present one of the following:

  • Minimum first night’s hotel reservations & contact information
  • Minimum first night’s hostel reservations & contact information
  • Contact information of Iranian host

Caution: Citizens of the US, UK and Canada along with the 14 countries in the list below can NOT receive their visa upon arrival and need to apply for their authorization code at the Iranian embassy or consulate in their native country prior to their arrival in Iran.

Step 1: Travel to Iran

You do not need any additional documentation to board your flight to Iran as all except these 14 countries are qualified for Iran’s Visa On Arrival (VOA)

IMPORTANT: Please observe Iran dress code upon your arrival in Iran

Step 2: Apply for your visa at the VOA (Visa On Arrival) counter

Complete an Iran Visa Application Form from the VOA Counter

IMPORTANT: Please observe islamic dress code upon your arrival in Iran

Step 3: Submit all appropriate paperwork

All visitors are required to submit:

  • A completed VOA application
  • Hotel reservation and contact details
  • Resume (US, UK and Canada ONLY)
  • Complete travel itinerary & schedule (US, UK and Canada ONLY)

Step 4: Pay your visa fee

Your visa fee will depend on your country of citizenship, check the table below for each countries respective visa fee

Step 5: Purchase your Travel & Health insurance at the airport

The Insurance fee is approximately 15 EUR

Ask the VOA counter for assistance

Step 6: Finalize documents and enter Iran

Upon arriving at the immigration counter, you will present the following documents

  • Passport
  • Visa sticker
  • Travel & Health insurance
  • Hotel reservations (if any)
  • Complete travel itinerary & schedule (US, UK and Canada ONLY)
  • Resume (US, UK and Canada ONLY)

Citizens of the US, UK and Canada may be asked additional questions about the purpose and length of their trip.
Once your visa receives the appropriate entrance stamp, you are free to enter Iran

The traditional way to apply for a tourist visa is through embassies or consulates in major cities. However, this option may require multiple visits and are known to take more time for visa processing. You may also need to apply for a visa authorisation code either through the Iranian embassy/consulate itself or TAP Persia VIP Visa Services.

Step 1: Contact one of Iran’s worldwide embassies or consulates and schedule an appointment

To see the list of Iran’s worldwide embassies and consulates , click here.

Check the embassy or consulate website for download your application form.

You’ll get an appointment date and will be told which additional documents (if any) to bring.

Step 2: Prepare all proper documents

All visitors are required to submit:

  • A completed Iran Visa Application (provided by the embassy or consulate)
  • A high quality scan or copy of your passport
  • A digital or 2 physical passport photos
  • Resume (US, UK and Canada ONLY)
  • Complete travel itinerary & schedule (US, UK and Canada ONLY)

Step 3: Pay your visa fee

Go to your appointment and submit all required documentation.

Your fee will depend on your nationality and the embassy or consulate you submit your application.

Step 4: Pick up your Iran visa sticker

Once your visa sticker is ready, the embassy or consulate will contact you via email

Wait time: maximum 2 weeks (US, UK and Canada 5-6 weeks)

Step 5: Purchase your Travel & Health insurance at the airport

Once you arrive, you need to purchase your Travel & Health insurance.

The Insurance fee is approximately 15 EUR.

Ask the VOA counter for assistance.

Step 6: Finalize documents and enter Iran

Upon arriving at the immigration counter, you will present the following documents

  • Passport
  • Visa sticker
  • Travel & Health insurance
  • Hotel reservations (if any)
  • Complete travel itinerary & schedule (US, UK and Canada ONLY)
  • Resume (US, UK and Canada ONLY)

Citizens of the US, UK and Canada may be asked additional questions about the purpose and length of their trip.
Once your visa receives the appropriate entrance stamp, you are free to enter Iran

We have received numerous complaints regarding Iran’s E-Visa website and application. Several travellers who chose to pick up and pay for their visas at the airport were rejected entry without proper cause.

Caution: Citizens of the US, UK and Canada along with the 14 countries in the list below can NOT receive their visa upon arrival and need to apply for their authorization code at the Iranian embassy or consulate in their native country prior to their arrival in Iran.

Step 1: Apply for your visa online

Complete your application here

Please prepare paperwork 2 weeks before travelling (US, UK and Canada 5-6 weeks)

Step 2: Choose your pick up location

You may pick up your Iran visa stamp in 2 ways:

  • Before Arrival: At the chosen consulate or embassy listed on your application
  • Upon Arrival: In any one of the Iranian airports in the  list below

Step 3: Submit all appropriate paperwork

All visitors are required to submit:

  • A high quality scanned image of your passport
  • A digital passport photo
  • Resume (US, UK and Canada ONLY)
  • Complete travel itinerary & schedule (US, UK and Canada ONLY)

Step 4: Receive authorization code

Once your visa sticker is ready at your chosen pick up location, the website will contact you via email

Wait time: maximum 2 weeks (US, UK and Canada 5-6 weeks)

Step 5: Pay your visa fee

Your visa fee must be paid upon your visa pickup and can be paid:

  • Before Arrival:  At the chosen consulate or embassy listed on your application
  • Upon Arrival: In any one of the Iranian airports  (Step 7)

Your visa fee will depend on your country of citizenship, check the table below for each countries respective visa fee

  • Payment options will be different based on pick up location

Step 6: Travel to Iran

You do not need any additional documentation to board your flight to Iran as all except these 14 countries are qualified for Iran’s Visa On Arrival (VOA)

IMPORTANT: Please observe Iran dress code upon your arrival in Iran

Optional Step 7: Visit the Visa On Arrival (VOA) counter

Only visit the VOA counter if you chose to pay for and pick your visa at any one of the Iranian airports in the list below.

  • Present your passport and authorization code

Your visa fee will depend on your country of citizenship, check the table below for each countries respective visa fee

Step 8: Purchase your Travel & Health insurance at the airport

The Insurance fee is approximately 15 EUR.

Ask the VOA counter for assistance

Step 9: Finalize documents and enter Iran

Upon arriving at the immigration counter, you will present the following documents

  • Passport
  • Visa sticker
  • Travel & Health insurance
  • Hotel reservations (if any)
  • Complete travel itinerary & schedule (US, UK and Canada ONLY)
  • Resume (US, UK and Canada ONLY)

Citizens of the US, UK and Canada may be asked additional questions about the purpose and length of their trip.
Once your visa receives the appropriate entrance stamp, you are free to enter Iran

Iran Visa FAQ

What will increase my chances of rejection?

  • Submitting your application at the airport
  • Not observing islamic dress code
  • Any Israeli stamp on your passport within the past 12 months

Do I need to submit a resume?

Only visitors from the US, UK and Canada must submit a detailed resume

How long does visa processing take?

No more than 2 weeks (US, UK and Canada 5-6 weeks)

Where can I get my Visa On Arrival (VOA)?

You can only get your VOA at one of the airports on this list.

Which countries are qualified for Iran’s Visa On Arrival (VOA)?

Please check the following page to see who is and is not eligible for Iran’s VOA program

How long do I have to travel to Iran once my Iran Visa Sticker is issued?

Once your Iran Visa has been issued, you have 3 months to pick up and travel to Iran.

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