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Iran Visa Free

Iran Visa Free – According to a mutual agreement within the framework of international rules, citizens of some countries do not need to apply for a visa to enter Iran.

They include the citizens of ChinaArmenia, Turkey, Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Syria, Oman, Lebanon, Venezuela, Egypt, and Malaysia.

Elimination of Iran Visa Stamp.

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Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Iran visa on arrival also called Iran airport visa, is a tourist visa which allows you to apply for and receive the Iran visa when you show up at one of the Iranian international airports.

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Apply for an electronic visa application by using the following link: NEW APPLICATION.

* You must give a hard copy of your Submission Notice to the Visa-On-Arrival counter at the airport. You will receive a notice when you have completed the online visa application form.

If you have already applied for E-Visa, Submission Notice will be available through the following link: CHECK APPLICATION STATUS

* Travelers who are entitled to obtain visas at border checkpoints must pay visa fee at the airport in euros.

Citizens of 14 countries can NOT get a visa on arrival they need to apply for and receive authorization code through an authorized agency or at the Iranian embassy/consulate in their native country.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Iraq, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Nepal, India, Colombia, Canada, UK, and US.

Is Iran Visa on Arrival a safe option?

It is safer to apply before your travel to Iran via the valid agencies to get the authorization code and the visa collection place which can be one of the International Airports in Iran which makes the time procedures easier, shorter and safer.

Sometimes airport offices paperwork to process your visa can take about 2 hours or even more if there is a large group waiting or during high season.

In case your Iran visa on arrival is rejected you will be held the responsibility for your return flight and any extra costs.

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Elimination of Iran visa Stamp

Elimination of Iran visa stamp – As US sanctions against Iran return again and are expected to affect the domestic economy, the Islamic Republic of Iran has in recent months tried to relax the process of getting visas to attract more foreign tourists.

Iran is home to many landmarks and historical sites, but its tourism part remains underdeveloped due to different problems specially mismanagement. Now that sanctions have returned after US President Trump, Iranian authorities are focusing on tourism.

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Iran Visa Stamps Eliminated

After the initiation of the travel restriction law by the US government to people who have traveled to Iran and a few more countries during the last years and wish to travel to the US, Many tourists, especially the Europeans tried to avoid the trip to Iran.

On October 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran announced the taking of measures to speed up the Iran visa process and also eliminate the Iran visa stamps and the entry and exit stamps to Iran.

Visa on Arrival

On the other hand, Iran has provided visa-on-arrival that currently includes citizens of special countries.

Visa Waiver Schemes

Lastly, Iran and Russia have been negotiating to perform a visa waiver program that will eliminate the visa requirement for group tours.
Based on the plan, group tours from both countries which contain a maximum of 15 travelers and organized by certified tour operators will not require visas to visit the other country.

Iran has these agreements with 10 countries whose residents may stay in the country for designated time periods without needing a visa. Those 10 countries include Syria, Georgia, Lebanon, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Bolivia, Malaysia, and Venezuela.