The visa extension process in Isfahan can be done in a single morning at the Immigration & Passport Police Head Office located along Rudaki Street. The opening hours are from 8:00am to 1:30pm and it’s best to arrive during the opening time in order to beat the crowds. Mentally prepare yourself for multiple steps (and probably a bit of confusion) before you can finally walk out with an extended visa.
At the entrance, you’ll have to clear the security point and deposit your phone and other electronics. You’ll also be checked to ensure that you’re dressed appropriately.
Upon entering the building, go to the second floor where there are multiple counters serving different needs. Look for the Visa Extension counter, show your passport, and make a request for an Iran visa extension of up to 30 days. You’ll be given a slip of paper to fill in some basic details and then you’ll be sent to the Tourism Affairs counter where you’ll be asked a few questions.
Note that it is crucial to name a hotel in Isfahan as the place you’re residing in. Once you’ve answered all these questions and gained their approval, you’re pretty much cleared for getting the visa. All you need to do is complete the necessary paperwork.
You’ll be sent down to the yard on the first floor to pay the visa extension fee. This is normally done via a debit card, but if you do not have one, the guy behind the counter might help you borrow someone’s card. Otherwise, you’ll be sent to a nearby bank to make the payment. The visa extension fee is around 345,000 Rials. You can also request a TAP Persia Tourist Card to serve as a temporary debit card and charge it with any major currency prior to your extension and make your payment process a lot more convenient.
You’ll also be given a file which lists all the necessary documents needed for a visa extension, as well as two copies of the visa extension form.
Here is what you need to submit along with your visa extension file:
You can get your visa extended at one of the multiple Immigration offices across Iran. Below you can find the list of all Immigration Offices located in several major cities. Check to see which one is closest to you.