IRAN visa | Are you from one of those countries, which their citizens can travel to Iran visa-free? Check the list in this article if you want to find out. Read the rest to see which kind of visa do you need to travel to Iran.
Iran is a beautiful country with an exquisite culture and full of adventures; but like everywhere else, there are some requirements: the first step to start your trip is getting an Iran visa. Citizens of some countries can travel to Iran without needing a visa which we call the the visa-free countries and have listed them for you in the chart below. Unlike the countries in this chart, other citizens have to get Iran visa in order to enter the country.
First of all here is the list of countries which their citizens can enter Iran visa-free :
|Armenia||90 Days within 180 days|
|Hong Kong||21 Days|
|Syria||90 Days within 180 days|
If you are traveling from a visa-free country, all you need is a valid passport from your country of origin; but you have to be aware that if your passport has a stamp of Israel, you won’t be allowed to pass the borders. This is because political reasons, there is the supposition by Iranian government that you may be a spy or work the media.
Are you traveling to Iran from a visa-free country?
There are some free trade zones in Iran which you can enter with out needing a visa. You can stay in these places for 2 weeks max, and it’s extendable. Just Americans, Canadians and the British are required to have a certified escort guide waiting for them upon their arrival. This zones have their own customs regulations, many of which having advantages for trade. They are located on Iran borders and have their own wonderful attractions. Here is the list of them:
The most popular islands of Iran are Kish and Qeshm; these islands are also among the world’s most beautiful islands. In addition to the beauty, Qeshm island is the biggest island of the Persian Gulf and Kish is a highly visited vacation destination in the middle east. You can visit them without needing a visa and it is possible to satay for 14 days bur remember, if you aren’t eligible for visa-free, you have to have a visa in order to exit the zone to other destinations in Iran.
Some countries are eligible to get Visa on arrival in order to be allowed traveling in Iran, in this case your visa will be given to you in the airport upon arrival. The process of getting a VOA is much easier than getting a standard visa and it is issued for 30 days from arrival date and it is receivable in International airports such as Tehran Imam Khomeini airport (IKA), Kish international airport, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz and Mashhad airports. Costs vary depends on the country the traveler comes from and you can simply pay for your visa at the airport.
On the border of Iran, you will be asked if you already have Iran visa or want to get a VOA. In case of VOA, you have to tell your nationality and fill up an application form. You pay the fee in cash which starts from 50$ and can change up to 120$. The process can take between 20 minutes to 2 hours, when your turn comes they will call your name and return your passport with your visa on it.
To take care of unexpected expenses that arise while traveling, having travel insurance can help you with financial support. If you are traveling to Iran, you are required to have valid travel insurance or a proper documentation for it, otherwise you cannot enter the country.
If you are from a visa-free country, you don’t need to get travel insurance in order to enter Iran, otherwise you can get it while you are applying for a standard visa at an Iranian embassy in your homeland or during the process of getting visa on arrival.
You can buy your travel insurance before you arrive to your destination in Iran from a reliable company or if you are traveling with a travel agency they would do that for you. Iran travel insurances cost depends on your age, duration of your trip and the country you are coming from.
Some of our services at Irpersaitour, is obtaining visa and travel insurance for those who choose to travel with us. There are plenty of tour packages for you on our website, so tab on the picture if you are interested.
So, now that you’ve seen the chart, can you travel to Iran visa-free?