Iran Visa on Arrival: is it for you? [ All Countries 2020]

Iran Visa on Arrival Guide

Iran Visa on Arrival Guide for All Tourists From All Countries 

Salam! Are you wondering if you can get an Iran visa on Arrival? you've come to the right place! 

In this article, I am going to answer all questions regarding Iran visa on arrival for al countries.

you will find out about how much does Iran visa on arrival costs and what documents you need, and most importantly if you can get it at all!

let's see if you are the right candidate or not.

Countries that do not need Iran Visa on arrival:

According to the Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Based on mutual agreement within the framework of international rules and regulations, citizens of some countries are exempt from applying for a visa to enter Iran.

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

Countries that can Get Iran Visa on Arrival:

It is said that every country can get visa on arrival in Iran, but most often than not, that is not the case.

Here, I will list the countries that can actually get Iran Visa on Arrival by alphabetic order:

A: Albania, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Austria

B: Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria

C: China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus

D-E-F-G: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece

H-I:Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy

J-K: Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan

L-M-N: Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, North Korea, New Zealand,  Norway

O-P-Q:Oman, Palestine, Peru, Philippines Poland, Portugal, Qatar,

R-S: Romenia, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria

T-U-V: Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UAE, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Which Countries Can't get Visa on Arrival:

Although some people from these countries might have tried and succeeded in getting an Iran VoA, I strongly suggest you to not listen to them.

it is much wiser to ask for a visa through an Iran Travel agency to make suure you will have a trouble free Iran tour.

Visa for American, British and Canadian Passport holders

My dear friends, you should be accompanied by an authorized and lisneced travel agency for the tourists. it can be an official private tour or a guided group tour.

we at Iranmedopia can help you through all the steps.

Forbidden Countries:

I am afraid to say that all residents from israel are forbidden to enter Iran.

Israel is the only country that its residents are forbidden to enter Iran.

If you have any trace of traveling to Iasrael, then entering Iran is going to be a real challenge. there are some people who have succeded in entering the country, but 90% percent of the time, you are going to get rejected.

Which airports issue Iran Visa on Arrival:

Currently, 12 airports in Iran issue visas on arrival which are listed below.

  1. AWZ: Ahwaz International Airport
  2. BND: Bandar Abbas International Airport
  3. BUZ: Bushehr International Airport
  4. GSM: Qeshm International Airport
  5. IKA: Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport
  6. ISF: Isfahan International Airport
  7. KER: Kerman International Airport
  8. KIH: Kish International Airport
  9. MHD: Mashhad International Airport
  10. OMH: Urmia International Airport
  11. SYZ: Shiraz International Airport
  12. TBZ: Tabriz International Airport

Iran E-Visa:

If you want to enter Iran without worrying about your visa on arrival, I suggest that you apply for Iran Visa before your trip.

then you can pick up your visa at the airport by your visa reference number.

I think this way is a lot safer and you will absolutely get your 30 days visa fo Iran.

Iran Visa on Arrival is Not Issued if you enter Iran by Land

Required Documents for Iran Visa on Arrival:

List of required documents for Iran Visa on Arrival:

  • Passport

You must have a valid passport that has at least 6-month validity to be able to get a VOA.

  • A photo

A photo is needed for your visa application form

  • Visa Stamp Fee

The fee will be paid to Iran Visa & Passport Office at the airport. The fee varies depending on where you are from

  • A return Ticket

A valid and confirmed return ticket is one of the most important documents you're going to need.

  • Invitation letter or hotel reservation

 The invitation letter has to be sent from the Iranian travel agency to the Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs at least 48 hours before your arrival to Iran airport.

How long does it take to get your VOA at the airport:

it can get anything between 30-minutes to a few hours.

if you are traveling during the hight seasons it can last even more.

The process can get a lot faster if you have already applied for E-Visa. otherwise, it takes time to get confirmed and issued.