Whether you are applying for an Iran Visa in Advance or Visa on Arrival, you need to gather and hand in specific documents. These documents should be presented based on certain requirements. In this article, we have gathered the information about the required documents for applying for Iran Visa. In case you are holding a UK, USA or Canadian passport trying to apply for an Iran Visa, you can read about all the required documents through this link. If you are looking for more information about Iran Visa and related topics, you can check out our Blog posts.

Iran Tourist Visa requirements

If you are planning to travel to Iran for touristic purposes, you have to apply for an Iran Tourist Visa. The Visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue. You can visit Iran for up to 30 days within these 3 months. You can extend your 30-day Iran Visa validity if you wish to stay longer in Iran. (Read here for more information About Iran Visa Extension). Now, what are the required documents for applying successfully for an Iran Tourist Visa?

·         If you are applying through a consulate:

The old-fashion way of applying for an Iran Tourist Visa is through Iran Consulates in your country. Applying for your Visa in this way could be much time-consuming. In fact, most of the time, you will be referred to an agency and asked to submit your applications online. You can then choose to collect your Visa in your chosen Iran Consulate or in one of the International Iran Airports.

The requirements are:

  • A copy of Iran Visa Authorization Code ( that you have already applied for and received online)
  • The completed Visa Application
  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Identity photos in passport size
  • Valid Travel Insurance ( apply through Travelopersia)
  • The Required Visa Stamp Fee

You might also be asked to declare your trip itinerary and the purpose of your trip.

·         If you are applying in Iran Airports:

Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA) is one of the popular ways of getting an Iran Tourist Visa.  For avoiding any chance of getting rejected at the last moment in the airport, it is better to get Iran Authorization Code online through permitted websites like Travelopersia. If you have chosen to only collect your Visa at Iran international Airports, you have to hand in the required documents below.

The requirements are:

  • A copy of Iran Visa Authorization Code ( that you have already applied for and received online)
  • The Final completed Visa form
  • Passport and a copy of it with at least 6 months validity
  • Identity photos in passport size
  • Valid Travel Insurance (The insurance policy should indicate as “worldwide coverage” or you may also choose to apply for ground insurance from Travelopersia)
  • The Required Visa Stamp Fee

In case you have not applied for Iran Visa Authorization Code in advance, more documents might be required. Keep in mind that the visa officer decides which documents should be submitted.

The Additional requirements are:

  • A confirmed return ticket within 30 days of entry
  • Hotel reservation voucher
  • A print of your Trip Itinerary

Passport Scan and Identity photo requirements

There are some general requirements that should be met for applying for any type of Iran Visa. Make sure your identity photos and the scan or copy of your Passport are presented as mentioned below. These requirements have been set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Identity photo requirements:

  • be in color
  • be in JPEG (.jpg) file format
  • the file size must be equal to or less than 500kb (kilobytes)
  • plain white or off-white background
  • ladies are not obliged to cover their hair
  • head centered and shown in full, facing the camera

Passport Scan requirements:

  • be in color
  • be in JPEG (.jpg) file format
  • the file size must be equal to or less than 500kb (kilobytes)
  • only scanning the first page( bio page) is required
  • it should be clear and fully readable
  • all characters must be readable
  • The scan should only contain the first page. Full-length images are not acceptable.
  • In rectangular aspect ratio ( height must be less than width )