It takes about 10 working days to issue the number. The authorisation code is valid for just one month and you have to collect your visa within a month. Therefore the best time for visa application is about 50 to 90 days before your arrival.
A new “e-visa” system has been put in place since January 2017, that allows travelers to get their authorisation code without going through a tour operator. We have no reports yet on if/how it works. You can apply here. Please let us know what happened here. You still need to pick up your visa at an embassy, and not all embassies accommodate the new DIY system, meaning you may still need to use our service.
Get 5$ discount and and pay only 35$ with Caravanistan booking form. (instead of 40 with operator)
If you need more information about the visa or visa on arrival, see our Iran visa guide
- Citizens of UK, Canada and USA NEED to have a guided itinerary and purchase a tour to enter Iran. If you want to try to get the authorisation without booking a tour by sending request through Caravanistan reply will be no anyway… Please value our time.
- People who say they are traveling with car or bicycle need to purchase a tour.
- No visa required for citizens of: Turkey, Malaysia, Syria, Georgia, Azerbaijan (15 days), Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador.
- Visa support is not provided for African countries and Pakistan citizens. We apologize for this blatant discrimination by MFA.
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