Iranian Visa (Persia)

Iran’s embassies all over the world facilitate the process of issuing visa for traveling to Iran. It is highly recommended to choose traveling tours for a visit to the country. Tour operators make the trip easier for you by providing visa requirements and staying information.

Different types of Iranian visa

Iran, like all countries in the world, issues different types of visas based on the goal of a trip and the applicant’s condition. But due to some political reasons citizens of some countries can only get one by going to Iranian embassies or consulates personally. It is also impossible for citizens of some other countries to get a visa due to the same reasons.

A valid passport with at least 6 months of validity is required to apply for a visa. The validity of a visa also depends on the decision of Iran’s embassy; if someone who’s received a visa does not travel to the country during the mentioned time the document will be expired and the applicant needs to ask for a visa again.

Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt and Malaysia are visa free countries. Applicants who intend to receive their visa via international airports must get the electronic form from at least two days before the trip and fill it out, then print the form. They should deliver it to the visa counter at the airport upon arrival. Citizens of the countries who can get their visas upon arrival must pay the cost of the document in Euros at a bank counter in the airport.

The following chart introduces different types of Iranian visa:

Type of Visa Applicants

Type A

For foreign nationals with invitations from ministries, organizations, well known private and governmental companies for negotiation, contract, installation of purchased machines

1) Scientific, cultural groups and researchers.
2) Drivers with cargo or passengers.
3) Members of official, political, economic, artistic groups, sport teams, international organizations.
4) Experts and well-known merchants.
5) UN staffs and affiliated organizations.
6) Joining family members of foreigners residing in Iran

Type B

Tourist Visa

For foreign nationals who are interested to travel to Iran individually or with a group for the purpose of visiting Iran or their relatives

Type C

Pilgrimage Visa

Pilgrimage visa is issued for foreign Muslim pilgrims for the purpose of visiting sacred places in Iran

Type D

Diplomatic and Service Visa

This visa is issued for holders of diplomatic and service passports who intend to travel to Iran

Type E

Student Visa

For foreign students, celeries, and researchers who intend to study in Iran, they must have reception  from ministry of science , ministry of  education and approved educational centers

Type F

Work Permit Visa

Iran work permit visa is required by all foreign nationals who want to work in Iran. It is not easy to get a work permit in Iran! It’s necessary that the company you are going to work for obtain your work permit before you can apply for Iran work visa. You can request for Iran work permit visa at Iranian consulates.

Type G

Transit visa

Transit visa is issued for a limited period of time for foreigners who intend to pass through Iran to a third country ; such as drivers, merchants and tourists

Type H

Press Visa

Press visa is issued for journalists and representatives of foreign media and press who intend to travel to Iran for purposes relating to their profession

Type I

Investment visa

For foreign nationals who want to trade and invest in Iran and  their investment permit Organization for investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran

Type M

Relatives Visa

To provide more facility and for travel of wife and joint children of foreign nationals who has Iranian nationality

Type T

Medical Visa

For foreign nationals who travel to Iran for the treatment of physical illness with reception from one of valid medical centers in Iran