Visa

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 which will not expire 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

 Georgia 45 days

 Malaysia 15 days

 Sri Lanka 1 month

 Syria 90 days

 Turkey 3 months

 Venezuela 15 days

 

Kish Island

All tourists/visitors may stay in Kish Island for 14 days or less without obtaining any visa.

 

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.

 Afghanistan

 Bangladesh

 Canada

 Colombia

 India

 Iraq

 Jordan

 Pakistan

 Somalia

 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.

IR-IRAN Electronic Visa (Iran eVisa) Application – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (English)

eVisa-Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Arabic)

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