Whenever you decide to travel to Iran, you must apply for a visa. Different kinds of visa are issued according to the reason of your trip, for example:
As a tourist with the purpose of visiting tourist areas and monuments you can apply in two ways:
Although the second option seems to be easier that the first one, it is not recommended because of some reasons:
With tourist visa you can stay in Iran for up to 30 days, although you can extend this amount in Iran. From the date of issue, your visa remains applicable for a period of 3 months.
There is no prohibition on people who visit Iran and tourists from all over the world can apply for visa. There is just one exception for Israeli citizens. Under no circumstances they can visit Iran.
Also visa application process for U.S., Canadian and British Citizens takes more time (more than 14 days) due to security issues.
Citizens of these countries are compelled to have Iranian authorized tour guides going along with them during their trip.
Iran Visa Fee
To get Iran visa, two costs should be paid:
1. Visa application fee that should be sent off with visa application form.
2. Visa collection fee in order to get the visa stamped into your passport.
In order to get the latest price it is better to contact the nearest Iran embassy wheneveryouplan to travel.
Required documents to get visa:
Steps to obtain visa
First of all you have to fill Iran visa application form which is available online. Carefully add your information, because they will be checked later with your passport information. Then, you should wait to receive the confirmation and also instructions regarding the fee payment. At the next step, you should pay the service fee. Nearly in 7 to 10 working days, you will receive the visa authorization code. After getting this code, you have to refer to Iran consulate with required documents to get your visa or send your documents there and then receive your visa by mail. For more information, you can contact Iran consulate.