Entering iran with 2 passports

All about Iran
Stefvdp
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:55 am
x 2
x 17

Entering iran with 2 passports

Postby Stefvdp » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:34 am

Dear all,

I have a very specific question, i am a Belgian citizen with 2 Belgian passports and:

I entered armenia with passport 1, which has the entry stamp of armenia (and previous countries)

I plan to cross to iran overland with a bicycle at meghri. My iranian visa is in passport 2, which has no armenian entry stamp.

Question:
Should I take both passports to cross the border and show these instantly. OR show the one with armenian entry to the armenian customs and the one with iranian visa to the iranian customs, only showing the second one when they ask about where my stamp/visa is?

Also: is it too risky to send my passport with armenian entry stamp home with a friend? If I take a picture of the stamp page and explain the situation at the border maybe?

Reason for this is I arranged my iranian visa via brussels embassy while I was on route, travelling with me 2nd passport. .. will the border customs officers accept this?

Advice or experiences very welcome!
0 x

User avatar
steven
Admin
Admin
Posts: 3619
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:32 pm
x 2976
x 389

Re: Entering iran with 2 passports

Postby steven » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:50 am

Should be fine to show the 2 passports at the Iranian border, I have traveled like that in the area, didn't have problems so far with it.
0 x
If you like Caravanistan: we have opened a tip jar! We love you back! :D

bwv812
China expert
China expert
Posts: 704
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:02 pm
x 3035
x 162

Re: Entering iran with 2 passports

Postby bwv812 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:33 am

Just curious: why does Belgium issue two valid, concurrent passports?
0 x
My 2012 overland trip from Tokyo to Istanbul: https://silkroadwanderings.blogspot.com

User avatar
steven
Admin
Admin
Posts: 3619
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:32 pm
x 2976
x 389

Re: Entering iran with 2 passports

Postby steven » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:48 am

I also got 2: it's handy for people who travel a lot.

http://www.kortrijk.be/producten/tweede ... -aanvragen (in Dutch)
1 x
If you like Caravanistan: we have opened a tip jar! We love you back! :D

Stefvdp
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:55 am
x 2
x 17

Re: Entering iran with 2 passports

Postby Stefvdp » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:19 am

Thx for the info! So you advise against sending the armenian entry passport home?

About the 2 passports: you need a written declaration with valid reasonbe for they will give it: for example denial of entry In armenia with Azerbeidzjan stamps... I use it to arrange Chinese 90+90 visa at home while I arrange Stan visa's in tehran on route
Some communities will be very persistsnt and not give it unless you get written permission of the mayor...
1 x

User avatar
steven
Admin
Admin
Posts: 3619
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:32 pm
x 2976
x 389

Re: Entering iran with 2 passports

Postby steven » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:18 pm

You cannot leave the country on a different passport than the one you entered on, so don't send home your passport that you used to enter the country. That is a problem. Says so in the link I posted above.

BELANGRIJK:
Degene die twee paspoorten ter beschikking heeft, dient er op te letten met één en hetzelfde paspoort hetzelfde land in en uit te reizen. De voorlegging van de verkeerde reispas aan de plaatselijke overheid, kan de houder in ernstige problemen brengen.
1 x
If you like Caravanistan: we have opened a tip jar! We love you back! :D


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Iran - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan on 2 passports
    by f.onea » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:26 pm » in Visas & embassy reports
    5
    2060
    by bwv812 View the latest post
    Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:10 pm
  • Iran has stopped stamping passports
    by Milad » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:33 am » in Iran
    4
    976
    by bwv812 View the latest post
    Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:31 am
  • Change in Iran travel situation for British passports
    by d00gal » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:35 am » in Iran
    11
    8617
    by steven View the latest post
    Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:10 am
  • Entering Iran on pilgrimage visa
    by irantourer » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:04 pm » in Iran
    8
    5774
    by irantourer View the latest post
    Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:45 pm
  • Two passports at Xinjiang border
    by Blindcapitals » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:01 pm » in China
    3
    197
    by richard mole View the latest post
    Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:58 am

Return to “Iran”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest