As Iran does not have any embassy or consulate in Canada and United State of America, passport holders from these nationalities need to receive their visa at any existence Iranian Interest Section, nearest country or you can pick up your visa at an Iranian consulate abroad, you just need to specify which consulate location when you apply for the authorization number.

Visa Issuance Place:

Tourist Visa on Arrival: To the benefit of travelers to Iran, nationals of many countries can get a 30-day extendible Tourist Visa on Arrival with their reference number. These applicants should provide the required documents at the mentioned airport on the application form, in order to receive Iran visa, which may take several minutes. This can be extended up to 15 days.

Each applicant can obtain a tourist visa at airports of Mashhad (MHD), Shiraz (SYZ), Tabriz (TBZ), Tehran (IKA), Isfahan (IFN), Kish (KIH) and Qeshm (GSM).There is an exception to this rule for passport holders from Canada, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, United State of America and United Kingdom.

Please kindly note that you can extend your visa at Bureau for Aliens & Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) of Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz & Yazd.

  • You should choose only CITY or AIRPORT as the visa issuance place, not both of them; please consider the notices about nationalities.
If you are visiting for the first time, just put your date of arrival !

Attach your passport data page & a color copy of photo of yourself:

  1. The color photocopy of passport should be prepared in quality not less than 900 KB.
  2. The photographs must be more than 6 months old.