What You need for Traveling to Iran?

With visas on arrival now available for most countries, Iran is fast opening up to foreign travelers.

For backpackers and travelers without the luxury of time, the best way to get into Iran is to catch a cheap flight to Tehran. As of 2016, many visa restriction for Iran have been lifted and it is now possible for most backpackers to get a visa on arrival at the airport.

Travel to Iran is easier than ever

Travel to Iran is easier than ever

Officially British, Canadian and American tourists cannot get a visa on arrival and can only travel the country with a guide. You can get a visa ahead of time as long as  you have an authorization code from a tour company.

A must-to-do: Visiting Persepolis in Shiraz

A must-to-do: Visiting Persepolis in Shiraz

Visas are valid for thirty days and can be extended for two weeks a total of two times; it is relatively easy to backpack Iran for two months. If you want to sort your visa ahead of time, you will need an authorization code.

Getting an Iranian visa on arrival

It’s recommended to bring records of your trip details: this often includes the name of at least one hotel which you could feasibly be staying at. It is useful to have the telephone number and name of somebody within the country. The airport immigration may make a few phone calls to validate your local contact.

Travel to Iran: tourists enjoy their herbal drink in Isfahan

Travel to Iran: tourists enjoy their herbal drink in Isfahan

To get an Iranian visa on arrival, follow these steps:

1) Iran Health Insurance Cover; either bring a printed copy of your health insurance or get one at the airport for around €15. The Passport and Visa Department will need it.

2) Submit the Form. The details will look something like this Visa Application Form, including the contact details for your address and telephone number in Iran (hotel booking, friend/ family, or travel agency).  You will need a hotel booking.

3) Receive Visa Approval and visa payment details.

4) Pay the Visa Charge at the next counter, it’s around €75 for Europeans or €50 if you have an MFA Code. Be careful with currencies other than Euros or USD otherwise it may cause delay.

5) Receive the Visa Stamp (Full Page).

6) Pass through Immigration Control (Entry Stamp). Patiently answer any questions about why you are visiting Iran.

Copies of your passport and a few passport sized photos are worth having to hand. The whole process can take between 1-4 hours depending on the airport and terminal passenger flux.

Travel to Iran, tourists take a selfie in front of Imam Mosque in Isfahan

Travel to Iran, tourists take a selfie in front of Imam Mosque in Isfahan

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