June 24, 2018

Iran Visa Services

We help you obtain tourist visa to Iran more conveniently ONLY if you take a tour with us. Therefore, if you want to travel to Iran and visa is the only thing you need, unfortunately we cannot help.

iran tourist visa, Iran Visa Services

Tourist visas could be a no-charge part of our tour package services. Once you decide to travel with us to Iran, we provide Iran visa services without any charges. If you have decided to plan your own trip to Iran and leave Iran visa services to an Iranian tour operator, you’re at the right place.

It’s always more convenient to leave it to an Iranian tour operator who does this several times a week for its clients. We, as such party, could help you obtain your tourist visa to Iran in the most efficient and proficient fashion. Of course, you can independently go to any of the Iranian embassies all over the world and apply for an Iranian visa

Iran Visa Service Process

When you approve the itinerary, price and service details, we start processing your visa inquiry. You will be required to:

Scan the first page of your passport in JPG/JPEG format and submit it to us.

  1. Complete the application form we’ll provide to you and submit it to us.
  2. Let us know where (which country, port of entry in Iran) you’d like to get your visas.

Note: Your passport should at least be valid for 6 months so that the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) grants you the visa.

Then, email the above documents to us. Upon receiving these files, we will apply for your Iran visas as your host. It will take between 7-10 working days to get the confirmation of your visa applications from the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs.An Iran visa authorization may take around 5 weeks for the US citizens to obtain.

When they authorize your visas to be issued, MFA will provide us with an authorization reference number. We send you this number so that you can go to your designated Iranian embassy or consulate to get Iranian visa at your passport.

Such visa authorization number is indicative of the fact that MFA has agreed to provide you with a visa to Iran. It’s valid only at the embassy/consulate you’ve mentioned. You’re supposed to go within three days to the chosen office and present the reference number so that you can get your visa at your passport. This could also be done by a reliable mailing service.

Important Tips on Iran Visa Services

If you’re thinking about getting an Iranian visa to travel to Iran, you may find the following tips helpful before you take any action:

  • Your host in Iran could be an Iranian tour operator or any individual who accepts to become your host. Again, an Iranian tour operator can help the host to get the Iran visa for you in an experience-proven manner.
  • Most of the nationalities can get a tourists visa to Iran upon arrival for 15 days. To know if you are categorized as exceptions, please contact us and we will let you know if you can get such a visa upon arrival.
  • US citizens can get their visas at their passports in the Iranian interest section at Pakistan Embassy in Washington, because due to the present diplomatic relations between Iran and US, neither of the two governments have embassy or consulate in the other country.
  • To get Iran visa for Americans, you need to have a tour itinerary to present to the Iranian interest section in Pakistan Embassy in Washington or other embassies at other countries. Therefore, US citizens are supposed to have a guided tour already mentioned during their stay in Iran.
  • You can ask for your Iranian visa to be issued for you upon arrival at designated ports of entries in Iran, but you have to first go through the above-mentioned Iran visa service process. You can present the authorization reference number and get your visa at your passport there.
  • Most of the foreign visitors to Iran will require a visa of Iran to be able to travel to our country.
  • The visa issuing fee is an amount charged by the MFA to the individuals who get their visas in any embassies. We don’t charge our clients who get their visas through us as part of their tour package services.
  • Your Iranian visa could be extended while you’re in Iran under certain circumstances. It depends on your port of entry, the required extra days, time of applications, etc. Your tour operator can handle this part accordingly once it’s needed.

Here at Destination Iran, we try to update the Iran visa services and the requirements referred to at this page, but we’re not responsible for the changes occurred at the process of visa issuing for foreign nationals. We do our best and utilize our utmost efforts to keep you updated with the latest developments about Iran visa requirement.


  1. Graham Bell

    The Vexed Question of Iranian Visas
    The problems I have experienced in obtaining an Iranian visa, is not so much in getting the authorised reference number from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran, it’s getting the actual visa stamped in your passport at the designated embassy or consulate, that can prove difficult and time consuming.
    The Iran Embassy (in Australia) advise that tourist visas can be issued on arrival at designated airports in Iran, provided you have an onward flight ticket and confirmed hotel reservations, but I am informed that this is by no means assurred…
    Can you catagorically confirm that tourists from designated countries will be issued an Airport Visa on arrival?

    1. Rahman Mehraby

      While feeling sorry for any possible inconveniences occurred during obtaining visa issued at your passport, I must explain that today the passport holders of certain nationalities (a long list including Australians) can get visa upon arrival in designated ports of entry including Tehran’s International Airport (IKIA). Such visas will be issued for 14 days and isn’t extendable.
      Of course, you can apply for the visa to be issued for you at IKIA and obtain it upon arrival against the authorization number you get from Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You know that we can get it for you. This visa would be extendable and you will rest assured that once you arrive in Iran, your visa will certainly be issued at your passport.
      In case new arrangements are reached among Iran and other countries resulting in other agreements or some disagreements, other arrangements may be enforced.

  2. Beth

    I FOUND an IRANIAN PASSPORT outside a garbage can in Scottdale, ARIZONA I don’t know what I should DO WITH THIS as no one here has any information on the female person who is in the passport? What/WHERE should I send or take this if necessary…NO INFORMATION online that would help AT ALL!!

    1. Rahman Mehraby

      Hi Beth. I appreciate your comment and asking for information. You can contact Iranian Interest Office in the US and they will help you:
      Iran Interest Section, Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, USA

      Address: 2209 Wisconsin Ave, N.W. Washington D.C. 20007 USA
      Tel: +1 202 9654990 – 4
      Fax: +1 202 9651073 Forms by fax 1 202 9654990
      Website: http://www.daftar.org
      Email: [email protected]
      Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30


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