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Iran visa

For obtaining an Iranian visa you may apply for it in advance through an Iranian agency or get Iran visa on arrival. Here we will discuss these options and visa free countries and also the special condition for US, UK and Canadian passport holders.



Iran VOA or Iran visa on arrival is the special service from Iranian government that grants tourist visa at the time of arrival in authorized airports. VOA is issued in two types of 14 and 30 days. If someone is eligible for VOA, then the chances of getting rejected is very rare. However, it might sometimes take up to 4 hours in high season.

Who can get VOA

Every nationality can apply for VOA tourist visa except for the following:

  • Journalists and reporters on mission
  • Those who have previously got rejected for Iran visa.
  • Passport holders of US, UK, Canada, Colombia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Jordan, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan.
  • If you have Israeli stamp in your passport
VOA requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Personal photo to attach to Iran visa application form
  • Confirmed return ticket. It should be within 30 days from entry.
  • Printout of travel insurance. It is recommended to get it in advance to avoid probable delays in the airport. However, you may also buy your travel insurance in Iran airport. When getting the insurance in advance, please make sure that it covers Iran and that the name of Iran is printed in your insurance.
  • Proof of your first night accommodation booking.
  • Iran visa fee payable only in cash (Euro or dollar). The visa fee varies depending on the nationality. For European Schengen countries its 75€. For some countries its less (like Croatia 50€) and for some countries is more (like Australia 150€). The fees are subject to change.


Visa in advance

You may apply for Iran visa through an agency before traveling to Iran. All that is needed is scan of personal photo, passport and filling an application form. It takes less than a week to get your visa approval with an authentication code. With this visa approval, you will skip the queues at the airport and the stress of visa rejection. We are happy to help you through the process for only 20€ service fee. This visa approval is valid for 3 months.


US, UK and Canadian passport holders

These nationalities are required to apply for visa in advance and travel on a tour by an Iranian agency. The tour must be pre-planned with itinerary and assigned accommodations and tour guide. The request must be submitted at least 2 months prior to arrival. Apart from regular documents these citizens need to fill some more documents. Iran Vegan Travel is proud to help these nationalities easily go through this process.


Visa free countries

the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and China can travel to Iran without getting a visa.