Due to internet disruption and the current situation in Iran, we may experience some delays in visa acceptance and it will probably take more than a week to be accepted.

! “Thursdays and Fridays are Off Days for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it is not considered in the visa process”

Travelers entering Iran after June 1st, 2022 will only need a negative PCR test (within 72 hrs) OR two doses of a vaccine (at least 2 weeks have passed since receiving the second dose). You do not need both.

45-Day Iran Visa Delivered in 3 Days

Get your visa to Iran at ultimate ease; Fill in the 5 minute online application form and receive your visa within 3-5 business days

  • Fill in the online visa application form
  • Pay TAP Persia’s service fee of 28 €
  • Receive visa authorization code in 3-5 business days
  • Collect your visa at the embassy/airport

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Customer Experiences


Many thanks to TAP Persia for the fast, uncomplicated and inexpensive visa procurement. I felt in good hands. Highly recommend!

February 22, 2020Tripadvisor


After i got contact from other travellers which recommended agency Tap Persia, called them same day. From our first communication till end of visa proccess which lasted only few days thanks to them 🙂 They explained every step and during all procces, they were at service to assist me so everything is going well. You could contact them by Whatapp, mail or by phone so easy to reach and speak with them. Very proffesional service! I highly recommend Tap Persia if you want to have smooth process of getting E-Visa

February 17, 2020 Tripadvisor


Did a Visa application through this company. It was very quick and efficient. Also they were very accommodating with a change I had to make to the pick up location. Highly recommended!

January 13, 2020 Tripadvisor


We have used Tap persia to apply for the visa and the procedure was really quick. A person from their team is helping you as soon as you have finished your demand, she is really responsive and willing to help you. It has helped me a lot to prepare my trip to Iran. I will definitely recommend it!

December 30, 2019 Tripadvisor


After our first application for an iranian e-visa was denied, we were looking for an agency to do the paperwork for us. At TAP Persia, they offered a ok price and swiftly helped us to obtain the necessary papers! And now, we are enjoying iran already 15 days.

October 21, 2019Tripadvisor


We are in a world trip and wanted to go to Iran but as I am Colombian is kind of hard for me all the visas topics. They work hard for made my Visa process easiest possible and were really attentive to my needs and questions. Their client service is great and will help you in all the ways possible. Some of our french friends pass with them after having troubles with other agencies and were so happy with the service received!

October 9, 2019Tripadvisor


When my first Visa application got denied I approached TAP Persia for help and they immediately sorted my Visa out. Very efficient, friendly and immediate contact and advise via whatsapp any time. Once in iran we might try some of their other services. We highly recommend this company.

September 29, 2019Tripadvisor


TAP PERSIA really helped me getting my travel insurance, hotel and visa code. Fast and easy. Whenever you have a question they anwer within one our. I really recommend them for all your travel needs.

June 11, 2019Tripadvisor

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What is the Iran visa fee?

Use this tool to calcualte how much your Iran visa fee will be based on your nationality, visa type and pick up location. Iran visa fee is due upon pickup at the embassy, consulate, or airport VOA counter.

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So you’re thinking about visiting Iran

Before You Go

  1. Get a private tour with a local.Customizing your own experience with small private tours are the cheapest, most flexible alternative to group tours. TAP Persia offers over 100 different half-day, full-day & multi-day Iran tours to create the ultimate tailor-made experience.
  2. Group tours are extremely common.Group tours generally start and end in Tehran, with stops in the must-see cities of Shiraz, Esfahan, and Yazd along with several minor diversions.
    TAP Persia offers you the chance to pick and choose your own, custom-made Iran tour package.
    The price of the package depends on how long you intend to stay, mode of intercity transport, type of accommodations, number of participants, and the exchange rate.
  3. Safe for solo travelers, even women. It is easier for women to travel as a couple, but both sexes will have no problem traveling alone. Read Anna Karsten’s articleIs it safe to travel to Iran as a solo female traveler?(+) on the Tehran Times.
  4. Bring USD or EUR in cash. Except for a few high-end handicraft shops in tourist centers of major cities, you will not be able to use your credit or debit cards. You can find reputable exchanges by asking the reception of your accommodation.
    You can also apply for an Iran tourist card, a temporary Iranian debit card accepted at almost all shops.
    You can charge it with cash or bank transfer from any city in Iran, your funds will be exchanged and deposited in your account within 1 hour of transfer, and you can use it to withdraw cash from almost any ATM.
  5. Locals will invite you to dine with them.One of the most appealing parts of Iranian culture is inviting guests to join you for a home-cooked meal indoors or out on a picnic.
    The country is famous for its Iranian hospitality and you shouldn’t pass up an opportunity to dine with a local family.

Once you arrive

  1. Wear Islamic covering before customs. Wear pants and long sleeves. Women cover hair. Assuming you have your Iran visa authorization code, most customs officials are efficient and tourists rarely get too much hassle. Land borders can take longer if you’re on a bus or train.
  2. You’ll need an Iranian SIM card. Fast, reliable internet can be found all over the country, but you won’t be able to use your own SIM card while traveling. You can purchase your own Iran SIM card at the airport.
  3. Credit/Debit card won’t work. You will need to bring enough cash in USD or EUR for your trip. Other currencies can also be exchanged, albeit less frequently.
    If you want to avoid the hassle of carrying loads of cash, apply for an Iran tourist card. You can charge it with a cash or bank transfer from any city in Iran, your funds will be exchanged and deposited in your account within 1 hour of transfer, and you can use it to withdraw cash from almost any ATM.
  4. Flights arrive in the middle of the night.Most flights landing at IKIA or other international airports often arrive at inconvenient hours. To ensure a speedy arrival to your hotel, we recommend an Iran pick-up tour.
    A driver will be waiting for you upon your arrival, even through delays, and will take you from the airport straight to your final destination.
  5. Intercity transport is frequent & relaxing. Options such as air, rail & bus are efficient, cheap and can be bought effortlessly. You can even book your own Iran transport tickets.
  6. Attraction entrance fees are cheap. While rates are much cheaper for locals, Iran attraction entrance fees are usually 2,000,000 IRR which is around 8 USD or 6.5 EUR (as of Aug 2021) .
  7. Tourist hubs, hotels & Gen Z speak English.Inside cities, most people speak enough English and are willing to help so that you’ll never really feel lost.
    Locals consider guests in their country as “God’s Gift” and will go out of their way to make sure you are ok.

Visa on arrival Vs. Guaranteed approval

  1. Guaranteed Iran tourist visa (45 Days).Issued for up to 45 days and extendable for an additional 60 days. You can apply for a guaranteed 45-day Iran Tourist Visa. We guarantee your acceptance for the full 45-days, and over 95% of our applicants are approved in just 3 days. For questions, start a chat on the website or send us a message on our WhatsApp.
  2. Visa on arrival (VOA).Issued at Iranian international airports for 45 days. Most countries are eligible. Notable absentees are Britain, Canada, and the USA.
    You’ll need to submit your application and make the payment at the airport. Although VOA’s are available at all International Iranian airports, it’s best to fly into Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) to avoid any issues.
    Depending on the queue, you might have to wait up to two hours. Common application mistakes can likely cause rejection. Completing your application upon arrival is risky as the visa-on-arrival process sees a lot of people turned away. Apply for Iran visa online with guaranteed acceptance.

Iran eVisa warning

  1. No application fee. All you have to pay is the Iran visa fee in accordance to your nationality and pick-up location.
  2. Higher chance of rejection. There are multiple parameters you must keep in mind before you apply for your visa. Answering questions the wrong way could result in a rejected application. (read about frequent Iran evisa rejections).
  3. Unreliable status tracking. they are not obligated to answer you about the status of your application

Iran Medical visa

  1. Service & facility standards. Most cosmetic or medical patients come for affordable prices, specialist availability, and standardized facilities.
    Iran is one of the main medical tourism hubs in the region and hosts international specialists in every area. Facilities with IPD certifications provide world-class service to international patients.
  2. Choosing your doctor. Before we decide that getting your medical treatment done in Iran is the right choice for you, we schedule free video call consultations. We then connect you with several doctors that will go over your medical history, results expectations, and risk factors.
  3. Most common procedures. Iran nose jobs along with dental, vision, hair transplant, and skin treatments are some of the most common procedures done, with hundreds of specialists across the country.

Iran Student Visa

  1. Students, researchers & scholars. University students & researchers or religious scholars who intend to study in Iran for 1 or more semesters. You will need a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status from the Iranian ministry of science, Ministry of Education, or an accredited academic institution
  2. Farsi classes online. Most students come to learn the Persian language, known as Farsi. University courses and degrees are available across Iran. If you want to learn Persian online, you can start your education before you arrive.

Other Iran visa types

  1. Transit Visa (Transport). Doesn’t require authorization from Tehran but is issued for 5-7 days. No Iran visa authorization code required, processed in 2-3 days.
    Mostly used by people who enter the country through a land border, those with their own cars, or as a last resort. Must enter and exit via different countries.
    Must provide a ticket to an onward country. Not available to US, UK, or Canadian passport holders.
    If you plan on road-tripping and exploring the country, apply for Iran visa before you go.
  2. Business Visa (Entry). Available for45-day (extendable). Must obtain an invitation letter from the company or organization you plan to visit. Normally for people coming for a conference or to play in a sporting event.
  3. Pilgrimage Visa (Ziarat). For Muslims who wish to visit Iranian holy sites. Religious pilgrimages to non-Islamic sites should get a regular tourist visa.
  4. Press Visa (Media).For members of the televised, digital, or audio-based press, filmographers, directors, and producers coming on official assignment.
  5. FIFA World Cup Visa. You can apply for Iran Visa for FIFA World Cup 2022 so you can stay up to 20 days in Iran without paying visa fee.

Iran Visa fee calculator & Guarantee fee

  1. Iran visa policy. Based on your nationality and where you will pick up your visa. Use the calculator below to see how much your visa will cost.
  2. Guarantee fee. Charged by TAP Persia to guarantee your visa admission. You will have a live attendant update you on the progress of your application at every step. If you get rejected for any reason, we reapply on your behalf. If you are still unsatisfied, we will give you your money back. TAP Persia charges a flat guarantee fee of 28 EUR to users of all nationalities, excluding citizens of the UK, US, or Canada. Your Iran visa authorization code will be sent to your email address. Apply for Iran visaonline.
  3. Pick up location. Once you get your Iran visa authorization code, you can choose to pick up your visa at your nearest Embassy/consulate, or at the VOA (visa on arrival) counter at most international Iranian airports. While it is a bit more expensive, we recommend you opt for the airport pick up as it is much more convenient.

Authorization code & visa sticker

  1. Iran Visa Authorization Code. You can obtain your Iran visa authorization code through a booking agent, tour operator, or at one of the international airports. Apply for Iran visa online with guaranteed acceptance. 
  2. Evisa is the cheapest but least reliable. The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created an Iran evisa Website (website), allowing travelers to apply for and check the status of their application. However, the service does not guarantee a successful application and includes very inadequate explanations. (read about frequent Iran evisa rejections). 
  3. Filling out your application. If you are applying for your Iran visa authorization code at the VOA counter at one of the international Iranian airports, be sure to have the correct paperwork and payment before your trip. Entry may be denied based on incorrectly or insufficiently filled applications.
  4. No visa stamp in the passport. You will not receive an entry stamp within your passport at customs. You will most likely receive no paperwork to show your entrance into the country. If anything, you might be given a payment receipt when you pay your visa fee at the VOA counter of the airport. This will act as your documentation once inside the country.

Land vs. airport entry

  1. You can only get a Visa on arrival (VOA) at the airport. The fastest way to get your visa to Iran is through the airport VOA counter. You cannot get a VOA at Iran’s land bordering crossing. 
  2. Airports that issue a VOA (Updated 2021): The following international airports have VOA stands in their arrival terminal. Almost all incoming flights arrive in Tehran’s IKIA Airport
    • Tehran – Imam Khomeini International Airport
    • Mashhad – Mashhad International Airport
    • Isfahan – Isfahan International Airport
    • Shiraz – Shiraz International Airport
    • Kish Island – Kish International Airport
    • Qeshm Island – Qeshm International Airport
    • Tabriz – Tabriz International Airport
    • Urmia – Urmia Airport
    • Ahvaz – Ahvaz International Airport
    • Kerman – Kerman Airport
    • Lar – Larestan International Airport
    • Bandar Abbas – Bandar Abbas International Airport
  3. Must have Iran visa authorization code for land borders. If you plan to pick up your Visa Sticker at any of the global embassies or consulates before your arrival, you MUST have your Iran visa authorization code.

When to Apply

  1. Most applications are approved in 3-5 days. TAP Persia guarantees a successful application for almost all nationalities in 3-5 business days, excluding citizens of the US, UK, and Canada.  
  2. Validity of Iran visa authorization code. You will have a certain amount of time to do your physical pick-up once your Iran authorization code has been issued. 
    • Upon arrival (Airport arrival pick up) – 3 months
    • Before arrival (Embassy/consulate pick up) – 1 month
  3. Applying online ahead of time. Apply online up to 6 months in advance. As part of the TAP Persia guarantee, we will save your application and submit it on your behalf before your arrival date.
  4. Citizens of the US, UK, and Canada. Will need 2-3 months of processing. Must plan your trip on a private or group tour. Read more about Iran visa for US, UK, and Canadian citizens.

Here is how you should fill out each section of your application. 

Paperwork & Application

  1. Email: if asked for one, give a very generic email, definitely no .gov accounts
  2. Itinerary: If you plan on staying for 45 days, write down a full 45-day itinerary. You can even say you’re visiting 3 cities, 10 days each. Do not mention any controversial places such as Bushehr, Natanz, Kurdistan, Baluchistan, or any border regions. After your first night’s stay, you can basically go wherever you want.
  3. Occupation/Employment Details: Please provide as much information as possible. This section is critical for your visa acceptance.
      • If “Student”, Provide your major, term year and university
      • If “Employed”, Provide your current position, the company you work for and how long you have worked there
      • If “Self-employed/Own my company”, Provide the name of your company and details on what you do
      • If “Retired”, provide your previous position, previous company and how long you worked there
      • If “World explorer/Currently no job”, Tell us what you did for work before your travels (position, company, type of work) and how you currently earn a living
      • If “Freelancer”, Tell us the type of work you do and which organizations/clients you work for
      • If “Blogger/YouTuber/Vlogger”, Please provide us the “id”, “Link” of your business page
      • If “Other”, Please tell us what you do and how you earn your living (Position, company)
    • Purpose of visit: The only thing you should write about is “tourism”.
    • Passport copies and passport photos: Check out the passport photo and passport copy standards below for additional guidelines. Scarf and Hijab is not mandatory for passport photos. 
    • Documents required for the Iranian Visa on Arrival (VOA): Here are the documents you will have to present to the customs officer.
  • Printout of travel insurance. Your insurance must explicitly have the word “Iran” explicitly written inside the Terms & Conditions under countries in which this insurance plan is actively available. To save time, money, and energy, get TAP Persia’s Iran travel insurance before you arrive.
  • Print of first night’s accommodation reservation. Include the contact info of the hotel in case customs personnel want to confirm your reservation. 
  • Iran visa fee in cash. Most countries pay around 75 EUR, but prices vary. Check out this section for exact prices. Iran Visa fees can be paid in EUR or USD.

Who needs a Iran visa

  1. Almost everyone can get a Visa on Arrival. The VOA counter at IKIA or other international Iranian airports can process almost all European, Asian, African, South American & Central American nationalities on the spot. However, in order to ensure fast and reliable processing, we recommend first apply for Iran visa online and then pick up your actual visa at the VOA counter upon your arrival. 
  2. Nationalities that don’t need a visa. These nationalities can enter Iran without any prior paperwork.

    • 90 days. Turkey, Armenia, Syria
    • 45 days. Georgia
    • 45 days. Oman, Bolivia, Azerbaijan, Lebanon
    • 20 days. China, Hong Kong, Macao, Egypt
    • 15 days. Malaysia, Venezuela


  3. Nationalities that have to apply in advance. These nationalities have more complicated visa processes.

    • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
    • Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Jordan, Libia, Nepal, Somalia, Tajikistan, Yemen
  4. Dual citizens. If you are a dual citizen of the US, UK, or Canada, use your other passport when filling your application. You can also apply with the nationality that has a cheaper fee. Check the “Visa fee calculator”.
  5. Dual citizens, Iranian. If your father is Iranian, you must apply for an Iranian passport before you visit Iran. 
  6. Apply early for the high season. Most individuals can and do apply for the visa-on-arrival upon their arrival. This option does carry its own risks, wait times, and hassles. The application process will stall during the Persian New Year (Nowruz) starting from mid-March to mid-April.
  7. Entering Iran with no visa. Everyone, including citizens of the US, UK, and Canada, can visit Kish Island without a visa for 14 days. The island, located off the mainland in the Persian Gulf, is a popular travel destination for Iranians.
  8. Visiting Israel will get you denied. Israeli passport holders and anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passport (or exit stamps at relevant Jordanian or Egyptian border crossings that imply that you must have entered Israel) will not get a visa.

Travel insurance

  1. Need travel insurance upon arrival. You must present your travel insurance to the customs agent upon your arrival. Whether you bring your own or get local insurance is up to you. We strongly recommend you get local Iran travel insurance. 
  2. Global insurers rarely cover Iran. Even if a travel insurance provider does cover Iran as part of its policies, their coverage is often minimal and extremely slow to respond in real emergencies. Apply for your Iran Travel Insurance online and save time, money, and peace of mind both at the airport, where you have to present your insurance upon your entry and throughout your stay in Iran.
  3. Local insurers are faster & more reliable. Local insurers provide immediate service and assistance in case of emergencies. Read about Iran travel insurance coverage details below the application.
  4. Bringing your own insurance. If you do not wish to purchase your insurance at the airport, you must have the Terms Conditions of your valid insurance plan available for inspection at the immigration office. Your insurance must explicitly have the phrase “Iran” explicitly written inside the Terms Conditions under countries in which this insurance plan is actively available. Be sure to contact your company and specifically ask what kind of accidents or emergencies are covered.

Customs regulations

  1. What you can bring in. Most Iranian officials are relaxed about what foreigners bring into and out of the country. Your bags will most likely not get searched at the airport.
    You are allowed to import 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, and a “reasonable quantity” of perfume duty-free. Alcohol, pork, and porn are strictly illegal and should not be brought in.
    You can bring in pretty much any book as long as the cover doesn’t show too much female skin or hair.
    You can bring in your laptop, smartphone, shortwave radio, iPad, or video equipment if they don’t look too professional. Technically you have to declare if you have more than 1,000 USD in cash, but few do, and the officials rarely check.
  2. Drones laws are complicated. Most smaller drones are allowed, but authorities have been known to scrutinize drones and other film-making equipment. Contact us by starting a chat or sending us a message on WhatsApp for up-to-date information.
  3. What can you take home? You can bring out anything that you originally brought in, along with any other handicrafts except rugs.
    You can bring a “reasonable number” of rugs with you as long as the total value doesn’t exceed 160 USD. Save your receipts as proof of purchase. Shopkeepers will undervalue the items on receipts issued to foreigners so that they will be able to export more carpets.
    You can take up to 150 g of gold and 3 Kg of silver, without any precious gemstones. Anything over that and you have to get an export permit from the Iranian Customs Office.
    US sanctions mean that you technically can’t take more than 100 USD worth of Iranian goods into the US.

Iran Visa duration & extensions

  1. Most visas are issued for 45 days. Your Iran Tourist Visa is good for 45 days, with a chance to extend the visa an additional 60 days. There is very little difficulty in extending your visa for the first additional 45 days. However, you will have to go to a new city if you wish to extend your visa a second time, for another additional 45 days.
  2. Choose your extension location wisely. Plan your trip around a tourist-friendly city that will easily accept your extension application. Shiraz is the best choice, followed by Isfahan.  Kerman, Yazd, and Tabriz don’t always issue the full 45-day extension. Tehran, Mashhad, and other cities are not that reliable.
  3. The extension process. Locate the Passport Immigration Police or the Police Department of Aliens Affairs (edareh gozarnameh) in the city you want to extend. You will need 2-3 passport photos, 2 copies of identification pages of your passport, your current Iran Tourist Visa, your entry stamp/paperwork, any previous extensions, 2 copies of your visa extension form, and at least 1,000,000 IRR for the extension fee along with any additional fees for forms/printing/etc. (Photocopiers can usually be found in each location).
    Go to the nearest Melli Bank Melli branch (usually on-site or nearby), tell the bank staff visa and they will fill the forms for you. Pay the fee, return to the office with your bank receipt and visa extension.
    Your visa extension should be issued within 1-3 hours, however, in the case of less reliable cities, the process may take up to 3-7 days.
  4. When to extend. You should apply for your extension at least 2-3 days before the visa expires. Your extension starts on the day the extension is issued, not from the end of the original visa. Check with the Online Persian calendar to check the date. 
  5. Do not overstay. Overstaying your visa, even by a few hours, could cause you to be detained. In true emergencies, an official doctor’s note could act as a weak form of extension at the border.

No Iran visa needed: Free trade zones

  1. Visit free trade zones for up to 14 days. All tourists may stay on Kish Island, Qeshm Island, or other free trade zones for 14 days or less without obtaining any visa. Americans, Canadians, and Britons are only required to have a certified escort guide waiting for them upon their arrival. Must obtain hotel reservations before your arrival. Overall, you can visit the following trade zones for up to 2 weeks without a visa:

    • Kish Island
    • Qeshm Island
    • Arvand Free Zone
    • Aras Free Zone
    • Chabahar Free Trade-Industrial Zone
    • Maku


  2. Kish Island, the Dubai of Iran. Kish Island is a free trade zone located in the Persian Gulf. The island city has seen massive developments in the past 20 years and is one of the main leisure destinations for locals. It is by far the most popular destination for those who want to visit the country without a visa.
  3. Qeshm Island, pristine beaches. The dolphin-shaped Qeshm island is the largest island of the Persian Gulf. The island is home to otherworldly natural wonders and pristine beaches. 
  4. Need a guide & hotel reservation. What makes the country special is its unique local cultures. Check out boutique Iran hotels, ecolodges & homestays. US, UK & Canadian citizens will need a local guide. 
  5. 48 hrs notice before arrival. To ensure a speedy entry, contact TAP Persia at least 2 days before your arrival. In the case of last-minute plans and emergencies, please let us know as soon as you can so that we can make the proper arrangements.

Iran Visa for US, UK, Canadian citizens

  1. Go through a local travel agency. Apply for Iran visa at least 2-3 months before you want to arrive. Express services are available at an additional cost. Please contact our support for further details.
  2. Must come on a private or group tour. The good news is TAP Persia offers private VIP Iran tours that cost the same as group tours to similar destinations. Choose from a huge range of classic tours and Iran tour packages.
  3. Dedicated guide at all times. TAP Persia works with trusted and tested tour guides. Each candidate has had multiple reviews and many years of experience.
  4. Location of respective Iranian embassies & consulates:

    • United States – Foreign Interests Section of the Pakistani embassy in Washington, DC.
    • United Kingdom – Iranian embassy in London
    • Canada – Foreign Interests Section of the embassy of Oman in Ottawa


  5. 14 day no visa entry at free trade zones. All tourists may stay on Kish Island or Qeshm Island for 14 days or less without obtaining any visa. Americans, Canadians, and Britons are only required to have a certified escort guide waiting for them upon their arrival. The guide has to have the hotel-reservation letters of the passenger with him/her and let the immigration office of the airport know about the arrival of the American/Canadian/British passenger 48 hours before the arrival. You can visit the following trade zones for up to 2 weeks without a visa:

    • Kish Island
    • Qeshm Island
    • Arvand Free Zone
    • Aras Free Zone
    • Chabahar Free Trade-Industrial Zone
    • Maku
    • Anzali (Bandar-e Anzali)

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About Iran

Should i get my visa in advance?
If you want to skip the 3-4 hour processing time it takes to get a Tourist Visa On Arrival (VOA), you should apply for your Iran Tourist Visa in advance. Complete the online Iran visa application form and save yourself time and money.
What are the costs of getting a visa?
TAP Persia’s VIP service charges an application fee of €28 for fast, efficient and guaranteed visa acceptance. Each nationality has to pay a separate visa fee upon their visa pickup. Find a complete list of Iran Tourist Visa prices per nationality.
Will I get an Iranian stamp in my passport?
If you’re picking up your Iran Tourist Visa at the VOA counter of your arriving airport, you will only receive a receipt for your visa fee payment.If you’re picking up your visa from one of Iran’s embassies and consulates, you will receive an official stamp inside of your passport.
What will increase my chance of rejection?
Submitting your application at the airport.Not observing Islamic dress code (Long-sleeved shirts and pants for men and women. Ladies must wear a headscarf upon arrival).Any Israeli stamp on your passport within the past 12 months (Including entrance and exit stamps in Israeli land entry points such as Egypt and Jordan).Introducing yourself as a journalist, photographer, filmography, or anything related to media.Introducing yourself as a government worker, contractor, or in any way connected to a foreign government.This will cause the authorities to inspect your background along with your digital and social media presence with much more scrutiny, especially depending on the source you work for.
How long will it take to receive my visa authorization code?
If you apply through TAP Persia, you will receive your visa authorization code within 3-5 working days (other than thursdays, and fridays)
When should I apply for my visa authorization code?
You should realistically apply for your Iran Visa Authorization Code 3-4 weeks before your departure to Iran
How long do I have to use my visa authorization code?
Once you receive your authorization code from TAP Persia, you will have to identify where you will be picking up your actual Iran Tourist Visa. If you’re picking up your visa from the VOA counter at the airport – you have 90 days to use your code If you’re picking up your visa from one of Iran’s embassies or consulates – you have 30 days to use your code
How long can I stay in Iran with my Tourist Visa?
Your Iran Tourist Visa is valid for 30-45 days after your entrance. Once you have traveled to Iran, you may extend your visa a total of 2 times, each for 30 days. This means you can stay a maximum of 90 days in Iran.
How long does it take to process my visa once I go to pick it up?
If you’re picking up your Iran Tourist Visa at the nearest Iranian embassy or consulate Regular path will take 5-7 days and don’t involve additional fees Express path will take 3-5 days and involve expediting fees on top of the Visa Fee. If you’re picking up your Iran Tourist Visa at the airport VOA counter The process will take 1-5 hours

What should I do after I receive my visa authorization code?
Depending on where you have chosen to pick up your Iran Tourist Visa (airport VOA counter, or one of Iran’s worldwide embassies and consulates)
What if I applied for an e-visa myself and was rejected?
If the reason for your rejection states that you should “apply through a local Iranian agency”, you can re-apply for your Iran Tourist Visa through TAP Persia VIP Visa Services.
Nationals from the US, UK & Canada
You will have to go through an identical but more in-depth visa application process which will take at least 2 months. We have to provide the entire itinerary for them, along with a dedicated escort guide at all times. Qeshm and Kish, don’t require a tourist visa. This can be arranged in 2 working days. Passport holders that have a US, UK and Canadian passport plus a valid passport from another nationality, are encouraged to use their second passport when applying for their Iran visa. You do not have to disclose your citizenship with the US, UK or Canada.
What if I’m staying with a local throughout my stay in Iran?
You will have to provide the complete contact and detailed personal information for the person or place you are staying at. In order not to cause additional hassle and scrutiny for your host, we HIGHLY recommend for you to book a cheap hotel or hostel for your first night’s stay in the country. WARNING: not following this recommendation will cause lots of headache and problems for your host as well as increasing your chances of visa rejection. Nationals from US, UK and Canada can only stay in accommodations reserved for them through a local Iranian travel agency.
Should i bring passport photos when applying for a VOA at the airport Visa on Arrival Counter?
Yes you should. You should bring at least 3 passport photos for any documents that may have been presented to the airport visa officer. Staying in Iran for more than a month? – Be sure to take at least 7 photos with you. Its always better to be safe than sorry. You can get a visa extension twice, for a total of 90 days in Iran.
What is an invitation letter?
An invitation letter is an official letter from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that enables you to collect your visa from your desired Iranian Embassy or Consulate. Citizens of the US, UK, and Canada must get an Iran visa invitation letter (aka Letter of Intent) from a sponsoring travel agency in Iran. TAP Persia can help you get your invitation with little to no extra effort. Apply for your visa now.
What happens if I have an Iranian passport along with the passport of another country (i.e. US, UK, Canada)?
If you happen to have an Iranian passport, it is best to use that passport. If you are male with an Iranian Passport, you have to ensure about the status of your mandatory military service before entering the country. You can do so by contacting the nearest Iranian Embassy or Consulate.
Can i get a multiple-entry tourist visa?
No. you must remain in Iran while your visa active. If you leave the country during this time, you must reapply for your visa. There is no clear rule on how frequently you can apply for your Iran visa after your last visit to Iran, but feel safe that your application will very much likely get accepted. The only multiple-entry visas are the business and student visas.

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