How to apply for a
visitor / treatment visa
for Iran?

Submit your request here and your visa
for Iran will be ready as soon as possible.

How to apply for a visitor / treatment visa for Iran?

Submit your request here and your visa for Iran will be ready as soon as possible.

AriaMedTour will assist you to obtain your visa for Iran.

Based on the country you live in, it may take any time between 2 to 8 business weeks to receive your visa authorization code.

Attention please:

  1. AriaMedtour will follow up on visa processing only for patients who book their treatments through this company and pay the good faith deposit.
  2. During the Coronavirus pandemic, no on-arrival visa will be issued and all nationalities need to receive their visa before flying to Iran.

Visitor Visa / Treatment Visa for Iran

You need to take the following 3 steps if you want us to handle your visa for Iran:

     1- Send your documents (including payment receipt of the deposit and visa service fee)

     2- Receive authorization code by Email,

     3- Collect your visa from the embassy or any international airport you arrive at in Iran.

Below is the step-by-step guide on how to apply for a T_visa for Iran.

1- Sending documents

The documents and information you need to provide include:

A) Image of the information page of your passport

B) Visa photo

C) Deposit and visa fee payment receipt (see details below)

D) Completed application form

E) Covid-19 vaccine certificate (proof of being fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 at least 14 days before arriving in Iran)

F) Full resume (for passport holders of the UK, US, and Canada)

Please carefully read the following instructions before sending your information:

  • Information page of passport

       – Open your passport completely,

       – Have enough light,

       – Have the information page fully on the screen and take a snapshot. (See the sample picture below.)

an infographic picture showing the wrong and right formats of passport photo for applying visa

The wrong and right formats of passport photo for applying visa

The wrong and right formats of passport photo for applying visa

Sample passport image for a visa for Iran

  • Personal photo

The personal photo must meet these simple criteria:

– Don’t wear a hat, mask, or glasses;
– Your face must be entirely visible; no hair or other things should cover part of your face;
– The background of the photo must be a flat, homogeneous surface with a plain color (preferably but not necessarily white). A plain wall would be a perfect background.

– The photos must be something similar to the samples provided below. There are no limitations on clothes and their color. Women can either send a photo with or without a hijab.

sample personal photo for men showing face and neck for Iran visa application

Sample personal photo for a visa for Iran (male)

sample personal photo for women showing head, face and neck for iran visa application

Sample personal photo for a visa for Iran (female without hijab)

Sample personal photo for women with Hijab

sample personal photo for a visa for Iran (female with hijab)

an infographic photo showing the wrong and right formats of personal photo for applying visa

The wrong and right formats of personal photo for applying visa

  • Sending the receipt of ‘good faith’ deposit and visa service fee (for additional accompanying persons):

Depending on the services you wish to receive, you are required to pay an amount between $100 and $500 as good faith deposit or earnest money. This is to show your seriousness about receiving our services after arriving in Iran and, as the name suggests, you are applying for the treatment visa in “good faith”.

Note that the good faith deposit is part of the overall price of your treatment and services you will receive and it will be deducted from the overall payment. For instance, if the price of the treatment and services is to be 5000 US dollars and you pay $600 as an earnest money deposit, you will have to pay the remaining $4400 in Iran. This amount is completely refundable in case the visa application is rejected but in case you cancel the trip after receiving the visa authorization code, an ‘administration fee’ will be deducted from it.

Also, applicants wishing to have more than one person accompanying them are required to pay an additional ‘service fee’ of 100 US dollars or 85 euros for every additional accompanying person. This amount is not refundable in case you cancel your trip after receiving the visa authorization code.

Note that the visa service fee is just for applying for your visa authorization code and not the fee of the visa itself. You still will have to pay the consulate visa fee when collecting your visa at the embassy, which varies depending on your nationality.

To learn about the payment options, please contact us.

Please note that your visa application will be processed only after you have made the payment and sent us the receipt.

2- Receiving authorization code

Once we receive your documents, information, and receipt of payment of the service fee, we will submit your application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Normally, you will receive the Authorization Code within 2 to 7 business days from the date of the submission of your request (For British, Canadian, and American citizens this process takes 3 business weeks to 3 months).

Iran Visa Authorization Code or Iran Visa Tracking Code or Iran Visa Reference Code is your Iran visa approval number which is issued by Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate your Iran visa issuance.

3- Collecting your visa from an Iranian embassy/consulate in your country or from Iranian international airports

Once your Visa Authorization Code is issued, we will send it to you so that you can refer to the nearest Iranian embassy/consulate with your documents in hand to receive your visa or (if you are a citizen of one of the counties for whose nationalities a visa on arrival is issued at the airport, [see them at visa policy of Iran section below]) just take your flight to an international airport in Iran and receive it there immediately without waiting in a queue.

Why get visa in advance?

You will protect yourself from any delay, hassle, or possibility of deportation. You will travel with peace of mind and will avoid any extra financial costs.

No Risk! Any possibility of rejection at the airport will be completely removed.

To request for a visa for Iran, you can fill out the online form below and upload your documents as requested in the form.

Visa Policy of Iran

According to visa policy of Iran, visas for nationalities of more than 60 countries is issued upon arrival at the Iranian airports. All visitors must have a valid passport that does not not expire for at least 6 months after their arrival.

Visa Exemption

Citizens of the following 9 countries can visit Iran without a visa:

Armenia 90 days within 180 days

Azerbaijan 30 days

Bolivia 30 days

 Egypt 20 days

Georgia 45 days

Malaysia 15 days

Sri Lanka 1 month

Syria 90 days

Turkey 3 months

Venezuela 15 days


Diplomatic and official/service passports

Diplomatic and official/service passports issued by the following countries are allowed to enter Iran without a visa.

Afghanistan D 1 month

Armenia D 90 days

Azerbaijan D S 1 month

Belarus D O 30 days

Benin D S 30 days

Bolivia D S 60 days

Bosnia and Herzegovina D S 1 month

Brunei D O 30 days

Bulgaria D S 1 month

Burkina Faso D S 1 month

Cambodia D S 1 month

China D S 1 month

Colombia D S 1 month

Croatia D S 1 month

Cuba D 1 month

DR Congo D S 6 months

Cyprus D S 3 months

Ecuador D S 90 days

Ghana D S 30 days

Guinea D S 1 month

Guyana D S 1 month

Greece D 3 months

Hungary D 1 month

Indonesia D S 14 days

Japan D O 3 months

Kazakhstan D S 30 days

Kenya D S 1 month

Kyrgyzstan D S 1 month

Macedonia D S 1 month

Malawi D S 1 month

Mali D S 1 month

Moldova D S 1 month

Montenegro D S 30 days

Nicaragua D S 2 months

North Korea D 1 month

Oman D S 1 month

Pakistan D O 3 months

Philippines D S 30 days

Poland D 1 month

Romania D 1 month

Russia D S 30 days

Senegal D S 1 month

Serbia D S 30 days

Sierra Leone D S 1 month

South Korea D S 3 months

Switzerland D 1 month

Syria D S 30 days

Tajikistan D S 1 month

Tunisia D S 1 month

Turkmenistan D S 1 month

Ukraine D S 30 days

Venezuela D S 1 month

Vietnam D 30 days

Zimbabwe D S 30 days


D — diplomatic passports;   O — official passports;  S — service passports

Visa upon Arrival

Holders of personal passports traveling as tourist can obtain a visa upon arrival at the following airports for a maximum stay of 30 days (extendable for another 15 days):

  • Imam Khomeini International Airport and Mehrabad International Airport (Tehran)
  • Mashhad International Airport (Mashad)
  • Tabriz International Airport (Tabriz)
  • Kish International Airport (Kish Island)
  • Isfahan International Airport (Isfahan)
  • Shiraz International Airport (Shiraz)
  • Konarak Airport (Chah-Bahar)
  • Dayrestan Airport (Qeshm Island)

Nationalities of the following countries must obtain a visa from the Iranian embassies 1-2 months in advance in the origin.










United Kingdom

United States


Explanatory Notes

British, Canadian and American citizens are required to be escorted by a government approved guide at all times. Independent travel for these citizens has been banned due to the closure of Iranian foreign missions in these countries.

24/7 Online Support

AriaMedTour support team is available 24/7 to assist you with your inquiries about treatment visa in Iran.