One reason so few people visit Iran is that getting a visa can be difficult. The process is slow, somewhat unpredictable and rules seem to change without warning. But the vast majority of people do get a visa within two or three weeks and, once they’ve been to Iran believe the hassle was worth it. Since 2016 Iran visa obtaining, has been getting easier. Visitors of Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival.
With the increase of Iran’s popularity as a top tourist destination, especially for the young backpackers in the recent years, the process of getting visa is now possible easily and in short time. Iran Zhino Tours is one of limited number of official Tour & Travel agencies in Iran with an official authority from Iranian foreign ministry to process and obtain travel permits to Iran.
If you choose Zhino Tours as your host and get our Iran tour packages, Iran Visa shall be free for you!
Iran Visa Requirements
You should have the following documents available while you complete your online visa application:
2. Travel itinerary
3. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae – You may be required to provide information about your current and previous education and work history.
4. Digital personal photo in accordance with the requirements announced
5. Digital image of your passport in accordance with the requirements announced
6. Other Information
Note: Persons who may have dual nationality should announce their nationality based on your passport that they wish to carry. In case nationality printed on visa is incompatible with nationality printed on passport, visa will be null and void. Admission is refused to women not wearing Islamic head cover, scarf, long sleeves and stockings. Iran no longer affixes visas to passports nor stamps them on entry as a response to the US sanctions on persons who have visited Iran after 2011.
Your photo is a vital part of your visa application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable photo. The acceptance of your photo is at the discretion of the I.R.Iran Embassy or consulate where you apply.
Your passport photos must be:
In JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) file format
Equal to or less than 500 kB (kilobytes) in file size (less than 10 kB is not accepted)
In a rectangular aspect ratio (height must be greater than width)
Be sized in 400(minimum-width) x 600(minimum-height) pixels, with about 70-80% part of the photo must be filled by the applicant’s face
Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
Eyeglasses are not allowed in visa photos, except in rare circumstances when eyeglasses cannot be removed for medical reasons; e.g., the applicant has recently had ocular surgery and the eyeglasses are necessary to protect the applicant’s eyes. A medical statement signed by a medical professional/health practitioner must be provided in these cases. If the eyeglasses are accepted for medical reasons:
The frames of the eyeglasses must not cover the eye(s).
There must not be glare on eyeglasses that obscures the eye(s).
There must not be shadows or refraction from the eyeglasses that obscures the eye(s).
Photos digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable. In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine or mobile phone photos, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.
Passport Copy Requirements
The digital image of your passport is a vital part of your visa application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable digital image. The acceptance of your passport copy is at the discretion of the I.R.Iran Embassy or consulate where you apply.
We recommend you use a professional visa photo service to ensure digital image of your passport meets all the requirements.
Your digital image of your passport must be:
- In color
- In JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) file format
- Equal to or less than 500 kB (kilobytes) in file size (less than 10 kB is not accepted)
- Only the first page. Full-length images are not acceptable.
- In a rectangular aspect ratio (height must be less than width)
- Be sized in 800(minimum-width) x 600(minimum-height) pixels
- Sharp without any visible pixels
- Properly exposed (too dark or light is not acceptable)
- In a right position.
- Clear and all characters must be readable.
Iran 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
• Saudi Arabia
• Bosnia Herzegovina
• South Korea
• New Zealand
• North Korea
• United Arab Emirates