Visa on Arrival at IRAN

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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby Crazydre » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:24 am

Don't be surprised if you get a VOA for 30 days - according to media it was extended from 15 days in August. Sadly, much of the time when it comes to reporting changes clearly to IATA, the Iranians are noobs and therefore it can't be said for sure what the Status quo is (the Extension may or may not have been delayed)
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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby MurielGB » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:41 pm

Hi !!

Asking some information to [email protected], they told me :

Hi,
Greetings from Tehran…
Re. airport visa, with getting an airport visa pre-approval :
- you can be sure that a visa will be issued for you at the airport.
- The airline will allow you to board the flight without a visa (some airlines ask for this pre-approval if you don’t have a visa).
- The visa issue process will be much faster at the airport.

Some people choose to fly without this and may face problems like :
- Not being allowed to board the flight.
- Refused entry on arrival and be deported at own expense.
- Experience delays and long waiting time on arrival.

You can apply for the visa pre-approval on http://www.iranianvisa.com/uponarr.htm

Regards,


So they encourage people to pay USD 78.00 :o :o :o to make sure that you obtain a visa on arrival.

They mention that some airlines don't allow boarding without this. Is it true ?
I am flying with Pegasus airlines. I called them and they replied that it depends on the instructions made by the customs and said I should call the ambassy........ :| I believe that if it's possible to make a visa on arrival, then the airline should allow people to board without visa ???

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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby MurielGB » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:05 pm

Hey !

No one to answer the previous question ?

I really have the feeling this is not necessary to fill this form and pay 68 USD before going.
But still, I am a bit afraid that Pegasus airline won't let us board the flight if we don't have a visa. I called them but they are not clear at all about that... They said they do what customs ask them to do... :?

Znyone knows if it's ok, if they will let us board ?

Thanks a lot !

Muriel
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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby steven » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:27 am

Iranianvisa is a notoriously scammy organisation so don't trust them.
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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby MurielGB » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:33 am

OK, thank you so much Steven for your help !!
I am feeling much comfortable and optimistic now about this visa on arrival !!

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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby Crazydre » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:46 am

As I wrote, Muriel, they are ripping you off. Ignore whatever they say. Read my Explanation in the link, that is what applies and that's it! viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1247#p4211

Airlines use a database known as Timatic. I actually reported the new rules myself to the IATA (the ones behind the database) myself via mail and they've updated it.

If Pegasus should give you Problems at check-in or the gate, ask them to look at Timatic.
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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby carabruan » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:14 am

We just visited Iran the second time this year. It is very easy now to
apply for visa by arrival at the international airports (we checked Tehran
and Shiraz). We (swiss citizens) and obviously also all other nations,
except americans, get now a visa for 30 days. First one buys the health
insurance policy (per person U$ 18) at one counter and then on the second
counter, the visa will be issued as soon as the fee is paid. The fee was 60
euro per person. Even we are swiss, we were asked to pay the fee in euro,
but if one does not have any euro, it is also possible to pay it in U$
(same amount!), It took us about 30 minutes to get the visa.
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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby Crazydre » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:42 pm

Interesting, didn't know that health insurance was obligatory there (then again, me ever Setting foot there is out of the question unfortunately)
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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby steven » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:58 pm

Crazydre wrote:Interesting, didn't know that health insurance was obligatory there (then again, me ever Setting foot there is out of the question unfortunately)


Are you Israeli? I thought you had a Swedish passport.
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Re: Visa on Arrival at IRAN

Postby Crazydre » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:39 pm

I am Swedish, but with an Iranian father. Thus, according to Iranian law, I'm an Iranian citizen (which I found out on the web in February), and I don't know whether my father registered me with the embassy in Stockholm (he might have, since he kept trying to bring me to Iran by means of abduction when I was a kid).

If I were to try entering and they'd discover me, the consequences would be more than dire for me.

So this really only applies to Iran, and not the Middle East in General (in fact I've been to Beirut and Amman)
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