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Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA) in 2019

How to get an Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA)?

Who can get an Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA)?

Where can you get Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA)?

How much Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA) cost?

If you meet all the conditions explained in the green headed box, you may fill the below form in order to get a pre-approval for an airport visa. You will be also given a document with which you can board the flight for Iran without a visa in your passport.

The service cost for getting this pre-approval is USD78.00
(now $58.50) per person. Based on your nationality, you also need to pay the visa stamp fee on collection of the visa in your passport.


  Your Personal Details  
Given Name* (First Name)
Surname* (Family Name)

Gender *
Male Female
Marital Status *
Single Married

Father's Full Name*

Date of Birth*
Place of Birth*                       

Former Nationality (if you had) Occupation (job)*           

  Your Passport Details  
Passport No.*
Date of Issue*

Place of Issue *
Date of Expiry*

Photo Photo *

Newly taken. Follow your country's passport photo standards.

You can also email this to info@iranianvisa.com
Passport Copy Image of Passport *

Only the page which contains your photo and other bio-info.

You can also email this to info@iranianvisa.com

  Your Trip Details  
How many times have you visited Iran?*
Last entry to Iran in :

 Planned Date of Entry *
Arr. Flight Number*
Planned Point of Entry*
 Planned Date of Exit *
Dep. Flight Number*

Place(s) where you stay during the trip [ City ,Hotel Name]
You can use our other website www.IranHotelInfo.com to plan your trip.

 Your Contact Information  
email *

Home Address *
Tel. No.*
 Any Comments / Questions ?

How did you find us? *

  Security Check (Spam Protection) and Form Submission
Type the security code shown in the blue box*

all the items with * are needed
Notice : If you have problem with submitting the form on your computer, Please contact info@iranianvisa.com 

Notice :
- By submitting the application you accept our terms  and conditions.
- The process may face delays due to MFA's decision for more investigations. However , the above mentioned process times are met in most cases. Please notice that Thu. and Fri. are weekend days is Iran and not counted as working days for the process. Public holidays are also added to non-working days. (list of public holidays)
- All decisions for granting any visa remains with the government authority. IranianVisa.com is not affiliated with the government. IranianVisa.com charges a professional fee to provide a number of value added services.
- Visa stamp fee depending on the applicant's nationality will be collected by airport visa authority on issue of the visa.
Based on the payment option you choose, there is a money transfer fee added for transferring the application service fee to Iran.

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Nationals of all countries (except those listed below) holding a valid ordinary passports and wishing to visit Iran mainland, can obtain a 30-day Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airports of:

IKA : Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport
MHD : Mashad Airport
SYZ : Shiraz Airport
IFN : Isfahan Airport
TBZ : Tabriz Airport
AWZ: Ahvaz International Airport
KIH : Kish International Airport
GSM : Qeshm International Airport
KER : Kerman International Airport
OMH : Urmia International Airport
BND: Bandar Abbas International Airport
BUZ: Bushehr International Airport

 1. The applicant should have a confirmed return ticket and a valid passport with at least 6 months validity and a photo to be attached to the application form.

2.  Visa stamp fee (depending on the applicant's nationality) is payable to the visa & passport office at the airport.

3.  This type of visa is only for tourist purposes and the followings are not entitled to this visa facilitation.

3.1. Journalists and reporters on mission.
3.2. Applicants whose applications for Iran Visa have been rejected before.
3.3. Iranians holding foreign passports but still maintaining their Iranian nationality.

4. Applicants can secure the visa by completing the opposite form and receiving a pre-approval visa code.

list of non-eligible nationalities for airport visa :


How to get an Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA)?

You have two options :

1. Select to wait at the airport while your visa application is processed. You will be issued a visa for entering Iran if your application is approved. The waiting time can be long and if your application is not approved, you will be deported at your own risk and expense.

  • You need to refer to the Visa & Passport office which is situated before passport control gates.
  • You may need to provide: Passport with min. 6 months validity, exit transport arrangements (like confirmed flight tickets), hotel reservation confirmation or hosts contact details.
  • You need to show a valid travel insurance coverage for Iran. If you dont have one, you can buy it online from Iran Travel Insurance.
  • You need to pay the visa stamp fee at the bank counter near the visa office.
  • Your application will be then processed by the visa officers and subject to approval, a visa will be stamped into your passport. You can now proceed to passport control gates.
  • 2. Have your application be processed before your trip. If your application is approved, issue of visa is guaranteed and is done in matter of minutes. No risk and no long waiting.

  • Complete the application form. We will process the application through the ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and will get back to you with a visa approval number.
  • On arrival in Iran, refer to the Visa & Passport Office and present the number. You will be asked to pay the visa stamp fee at the nearby bank counter and your visa will be stamped into your passport instantly. You need to show a valid travel insurance coverage for Iran. If you dont have one, you can buy it online from Iran Travel Insurance. You can now proceed to passport control gates.

  • Who can get an Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA)?

    You can apply for an Iran Visa on Arrival, if:

  • You travel to Iran with an ordinary passport and for tourism purposes. Diplomatic or service, passports, travel documents, etc. will not be accepted.
  • You do not travel to Iran with a passport of these countries: USA, UK, Canada, Colombia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India. You need to get an ordinary tourist visa before traveling to Iran, in this case.
  • You do not travel to Iran for journalism or news coverage. You need to apply for a press visa in this case.
  • Have not been rejected an Iranian visa in the past. In this case, you need to apply again in advance.
  • You are not an Iranian dual national. You need to travel with an Iranian passport in this case.

  • Where can you get Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA)?

    Iran VOA (visa on arrival) can be issued at most Iranian international airports. Here is the most updated list :

  • IKA: Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

  • MHD: Mashhad International Airport

  • SYZ: Shiraz International Airport

  • IFN: Isfahan International Airport

  • TBZ: Tabriz International Airport

  • AWZ: Ahvaz International Airport

  • KIH: Kish International Airport

  • GSM: Qeshm International Airport

  • KER: Kerman International Airport

  • OMH: Urmia International Airport

  • BND: Bandar Abbas International Airport

  • BUZ: Bushehr International Airport

  • Important : Visa on Arrival is not available at land borders. You need to have a visa in your passport before arriving at a land border.

    How much Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA) costs?

    The visa stamp fee depends on the passport with which you travel to Iran. Here are fees for most nationalities. These fees are mostly based on reciprocity in regards to your countrys visa fee for Iranians. If your country is not listed, assume it within the range between min. and max. in the table. Please notice that non-Iranian debit/credit cards are not accepted in Iran. You need to pay this fee in cash and in EUR.

    Country Stamp Fee (in EUR)   Country Stamp Fee (in EUR)

    Argentina 70   Ireland 75
    Australia 145   Italy 75
    Austria 75   Kazakhstan 50
    Belarus 25   Netherlands 75
    Belgium 75   Poland 75
    Brazil 80   Portugal 75
    Bulgaria 75   Romania 75
    China 100   Russia 70
    Croatia 50   South Korea 50
    Cyprus 75   Spain 75
    Denmark 75   Sweden 75
    Finland 75   Switzerland 75
    France 75   Taiwan 100
    Germany 75   Thailand 75
    Greece 75   Turkmenistan 60
    Hong Kong 80   Uzbekistan 70
    Hungary 75  

    This table is provided by the MFA in Mar. 2018. The fees may be changed with no notice.

    What is the difference between visa on arrival and visa free entry?

    The difference is that visa free entry means that you can enter the Iran without a visa for a specified period of what's usually called a landing permission, where a visa-on-arrival means that you need a visa to enter, but can apply for and receive the Iran visa when you show up.

    Theres not a huge difference between these two regarding what happens when you get to the airport, but regarding diplomacy and time/role based restrictions, theres a big difference.

    visa free entry exists because two countries sat down and said, Hey, its in our mutual interest to allow each others citizens into the other country, its good for business and tourism yadda yadda. So the first time I came to Japan, I wasnt required to get a visa because the US and Japan had sat down at some point and hashed out a treaty allowing me as a US citizen to enter Japan for up to 90 days for tourism or business meetings.

    Note however that there are still restrictions placed on visa free entry by various countries.

    Visas in general, including visa on arrival, generally means that there hasnt been an explicit agreement between two countries for whatever reason allowing visa-free entry.

    Irans tourism industry looks set to grow rapidly following the lifting of economic sanctions, with more westerners seeking to visit and plans being made for the development of tour companies, hotels, and tourist facilities. Due, this project Iran adding more countries into the Iran Visa on Arrival list and recently extend the 15 days validation to 30 days.

    Some facts about Iran Visa on Arrival

    • Travelers who have been rejected for Iran visa previously will not receive Iran visa on arrival.
    • Journalists and reporters on mission cannot get Iran visa on arrival.Iranian nationals holding other nationalities passport are not allowed to get Iran visa on arrival.
    • Iran visa on arrival is issued for tourist purposes only (ordinary passport). Diplomatic passport, official passports, etc. cannot apply for this type of Iran visa.
    • Iran Visa on Arrival is not issued for USA, UK, Canada, Colombia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India nationalities.
    • Applying through the Iranian Travel Agencies and having Iran Visa reference number before the trip still the safer way.
      Valid Travel Insurance is often asked at the Airports, be sure you have adequate travel insurance for Iran. Here is some useful information about travel insurance for Iran.
    • Have you been in Israel and still have a stamp on your passport? Do not risk your trip with VOA visa and apply for a new passport through travel agency and embassy.
    • Are you holding the passport of US, UK, Canada, Iraq, Colombia, Jordan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan? Do not go for Iran Visa on Arrival.


    American Applicants

    US citizen and passport holders can travel to Iran even after Trump ban for Iranian to America, but they can not getting on arrival visa; If you have planned for going to Iran, you can join the group tours, buying the individual tour or hiring the tour guide in Iran. With our years of experience, we can help to make tour itinerary, booking the hotel, getting a visa and hiring a travel guide in Iran. The way for US Citizen, in reality, is easier than words. Leave us a message here or info [at] iranianvisa.com.


    British Applicants

    All European Union (except Brits) and some other visitors can obtain a tourist visa, valid for up to 30 days, on arrival at certain Iranian airports. This visa cannot then be extended further. But Iran visa for British nationals is different, and as UK passport holder you need to obtain a visa before traveling to Iran.

    You can apply for your Iran tourist visa as British citizens here, and if you have any question, you can contact us or send us an email to info [at] iranianvisa.com.

    Note: Iran has two exceptions for UK passport holders for getting easier a visa: If the individual is not of English origin (for example Iraqi or Afghan-born), you can still obtain an independent travel visa with no restrictions. In this case, the procedure and details below still apply, or If you are a British man married to an Iranian woman, and able to provide a marriage certificate, then we can obtain a visa as per below. If you are a British lady, married to an Iranian man, you can only travel on an Iranian passport & we are not able to assist. In the marriage cases, we suggest you contact Iranian Embassy in London (iranconsulate.lon@mfa.gov.ir)


    Canadian Applicants

    Canadian applicants are treated the same way Briish applicants are treated. Please see above.


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