With no doubt, Iran is a must-see country. For certain countries, you have to apply for a visa in advance or get a visa on arrival. However, for some other countries, you don’t have to go through all the application process and wait to be approved or denied. All you have to do is pack your bags and book a ticket. Get on a plane and enjoy visiting the exquisite country of Iran, visa-free.
List of 14 Visa-Free Countries
The countries which can travel to Iran without a visa are listed below with the maximum days of staying in Iran without a visa.
- Turkey 3 months
- China 21 days (+11 days)
- Egypt 20 days
- Macau 21 days
- Malaysia 15 days
- Azerbaijan 30 days (+11 days)
- Oman 30 days (+12 days)
- Armenia 90 days within 180 days of each visit
- Georgia 45 days
- Lebanon 30 days
- Bolivia 30 days
- Venezuela 15 days
- Hong Kong 21 days
- Syria 90 days within 180 days of each visit
Notes You Should Consider
All the travelers from the mentioned countries have to notice that the number of days mentioned is important. If you wish to stay more than the days mentioned, you should have a visa which you can simply apply for in our Iran Visa page. It is worth mentioning that citizens of Israel cannot enter Iran under any circumstances. One last thing you have to notice is that travelers from Syria cannot travel to Iran from another country. They have to come to Iran directly from Damascus Airport.
Having the Citizenship of Both Iran and Another Country
If you have dual citizenship, Iran and another country, you will be counted as an Iranian and must have your Iranian passport while traveling to Iran. This is also true for the people who are born abroad but have Iranian parents or Iranians who are married to a foreigner.
Iran Free Trade Zones
Visa on Arrival
Getting a visa on arrival is not really recommended but you have to fill in a form electronically and bring certain paperwork to get approved before you land in Iran. However, as mentioned before applying for a visa in advance is more secure and you don’t have to worry about anything.
Please note that recently some airlines like Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines don’t accept to pick up travelers without an Iran visa. So nationalities who have the option to ask arrival visa in Iran’s airports should be careful and make sure about everything beforehand. (Of course, it’s not applied for nationalities who doesn’t need any visa to travel to Iran.) The best option is you start the process through an Iranian Agency. Accompany us at TAP Persia and have peace of mind during the whole process.
Canadians, Americans, and the British
Citizens of the US, the UK, and Canada are only required to have a certified escort guide. You have to keep in mind that visa on arrival is not also applicable to the citizens of the mentioned countries. You can read more details in this article.
Don’t Worry if You Are Not From the Countries on the List
As mentioned before, If you’re not from the countries of the visa-free, you can still visit the wonders of Iran. Note that if you are from one of the following countries you have to apply for a visa in advance. These countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, United Kingdom, and the United States. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our operators. They will be more than happy to help you.
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