Obtain IRAN visa
| As a tourist, you have to get your visa before you buy your ticket and travel to Iran.
England, Canada and US citizens have to have their itinerary and tour guide approved beforehead and sticking to the itinerary is a part of visa approval.
Having a tour guide doesn’t mean that he/she is going to be with you all time and you won’t be available to adventure the land by yourself.
The process of gaining an Iran visa
for American, Canadian and British nationals will take a minimum of six weeks.
Pay attention you shouldn’t have Isreal stamp in your passport, This is because of political reasons, there is the supposition by Iranian government that you may be a spy or work the media.
Due to US sanctions, Iran no longer stamps your passport on entry since 2011 and you won’t have any problems in order to travel to other countries after leaving Iran.
This limitations are related to politic problems between Iran and USA governments, and Iranians are so keen to demonstrate their hospitality to US citizens and these problems doesn’t stop the people of Iran having nothing but the warmest feelings for Americans themselves.
If you are traveling with a travel agency, they will manage the process for you, and after every thing’s done, you should go to “Interests section of the Islamic Republic of Iran” in Washington DC, in order to get your visa or go to any Islamic Republic of Iran embassy.
Free trade zones
Iran has seven free trade zones
which you can enter with out needing an Iran visa, British nationals, Americans
and Canadians can travel to the zones and stay 14 days there. But in
order to exit those zones to other destinations in Iran or stay longer than two
weeks, you need an Iran visa.
This is the list of the 7 free trade zones:
It is easier to get your Iran visa with help of a travel agency, just make sure you have everything with you and you are working with a reliable agency and don’t forget to enjoy your trip!