1. When is the best time to apply for my Iran visa? The best time to apply for your Iran visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.
  2. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Iran visa? Is it safe to send a passport? You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Iran visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa requests cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application and passport to Travisa in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx, UPS, Express Mail or Certified Mail.



Business Visa Application Requirements for a Iran Visa

  1. Direct Submission

    You must contact the consulate directly to determine entry requirements and to obtain your visa for this destination. Travisa is unable to assist with this process. We recommend that you contact the consulate directly to determine your visa requirements and obtain the most current forms and instructions. The consulate can be reached at:

    Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    1250 23rd ST. #200  N.W.
    Washington, DC 20037
    Telephone: (202) 965-4990
    Email: [email protected]

    It is important to note that most consulates and embassies are only open to the public during the morning hours.  Please take these hours into consideration when contacting the consulate about your visa application.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Iran Visa

  1. Pre-Approval Process

    Obtaining a tourist visa to Iran requires pre-approval from the Foreign Ministry in Tehran. Your tour company or travel agency must first request a visa from the Foreign Ministry on your behalf. Once approved, the Foreign Ministry will then provide your tour company or travel agency and the embassy in the U.S. with a visa authorization number that corresponds to your application. You can then apply for a tourist visa once the visa authorization number has been received.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact Travisa at 877-876-3266 for further details.

  3. Photographs

    You must provide one color, passport-type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

  4. Visa Application Form

    The Consulate of Iran has instituted a web-based visa application form. Please log onto the consular website to download the visa application form. Details can be found at https://evisatraveller.mfa.ir/en/request/applyrequest/. Choose the appropriate visa type for which you are applying and fill in all application fields. The completed application must be printed and submitted with all other application documents.

  5. Travisa Order Form

    You must provide one completed Travisa Order Form.

  6. Urgent Applications

    If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, Travisa can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A Travisa expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit https://travisa.com/visa-pre-check-service to learn more about this service.

  7. U.S. Embassy Registration (Recommended)

    The U.S. State Department recommends U.S. citizens register with the U.S. Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the U.S. Department of State. Registration notifies the U.S. Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

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