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Iran e-visa system

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:45 am
by steven
Iran has started issuing E-visas since the start of 2017. All your questions and experiences with this new system are welcome in this thread.

https://caravanistan.com/visa/iran/#e-visa

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:54 pm
by roro
Thanks for this good news!

Before trying to apply through the Iranian site for envisaged, do you know if it works for overland trips with our own car?

RR.

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:33 pm
by Crazydre
NOT an e-visa, just an electronic application form akin to that in Uzbekistan, with a dedicated e-mail address for communication.

You can even use the system when applying for a student or work visa

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:01 am
by steven
CrazyDre,

this means you still need to get the visa authorisation code and go to the embassy to pick up your visa, I assume. But do you also still need to go to apply? I think this is the step they are cutting with this system, correct?

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:34 am
by Crazydre
As far as I understand, you apply for the authorisation code through the form - the site also provides a separate link for those that already have it. You do need to send all documentation to the embassy (whether you can do it by regular mail probably depends on the embassy) and possibly (but not necessarily) attend an interview.

In short, this is by no means a convenient alternative to VOA (which, admittedly, not everyone is eligible for)

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:21 pm
by steven
But basically, you no longer need a travel agent to apply for the authorisation code for you. Is that right?

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:51 pm
by mike1872
Sorry, that is my question.
it is absolutely necessary to have two consecutive free pages in the passport??
I have two pages totally free, but no consecutive. I need to make another passport?
Thanks.
M

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:04 pm
by Crazydre
steven wrote:But basically, you no longer need a travel agent to apply for the authorisation code for you. Is that right?
It would appear that's the case, but can't say for certain as I haven't tried it out myself

mike1872 wrote:Sorry, that is my question.
it is absolutely necessary to have two consecutive free pages in the passport??
I have two pages totally free, but no consecutive. I need to make another passport?
Thanks.
M
If you're getting a visa on arrival, then no, one page is enough. If applying in advance, it's up to the embassy where you're applying.

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:36 pm
by mcfly
Hi guys,
gladly saw the notification about the new e-visa for Iran on the website. Even a big visa-service in Frankfurt didn't know about it.

I am German and wanted to have my visa picked up either before leaving or on the route (e.g. in Turkey). I checked the e-application form but stopped at the very first page because there is one major issue for me. Currently there are only 21 embassies and consulates (and Kish Airport) in the list for the visa pick-up. The only ones in Central Europe being Brussels, Paris, and Milan. They are no option for me.

I have applied for the invitation code now through Caravanistan, and will then check out the other form where you start with the code.

The other difficult thing of the e-visa is their high requirements on photograph and passport scan (given format in pixels, and file size!). So the e-visa system is probably difficult doing along the route when you do not have these documents ready to their requirements.

Cheers for now

Re: Iran e-visa system

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:04 am
by Jumpingjoness03
Hi..i didn't know about it that Iran is providing Visas now. Thanks for the info and this Thread.