Self-driving Iran: with or without carnet de passage?

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Re: Iran without a Carnet D Passage

Postby pegiottino125 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:18 am

Any update about this topic. I am riding a 125cc motorcycle and in one week I should be at the Turkish/Iranian border but I don't have the CDP
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Re: Carnet de passage for IRAN

Postby murg » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:18 am


you can easily get a CDP If you are not in a hurry & aren''t afraidof the costs.

I an referring to the German Automobile Club -ADAC.

They give CDPs to almost everyone, but I guess an Italian Organisation will provide the same Services.

You have to fill an application including frame and engine Number.
You mail this with some more documents to their Munich Head Office, pay the fee &the deposit.
They send you the CDP, worldwide.

This will take at least 2 weeks.

You should not mention Iran. Choose India or Pakistan instead.
This will improve proceedings.
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Re: Self-driving Iran: with or without carnet de passage?

Postby bunbunicel » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:44 pm

HI, can I enter Iran from Armenia without a passage card?
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Re: Self-driving Iran: with or without carnet de passage?

Postby fanningmalta89 » Fri May 10, 2019 2:15 pm


Does anyone know if an ATA Carnet is the same as a Carnet de Passage?
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Re: Self-driving Iran: with or without carnet de passage?

Postby roro » Sat May 11, 2019 6:46 am

Not the same, and you can't enter in Iran with your car with an ATA, you need a CDP.
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Re: Self-driving Iran: with or without carnet de passage?

Postby Bodhi.w » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:57 pm

Thought I would share my recent experience on bringing a car into Iran (September 2019). As we are Australians who purchased a car in Europe with export number plates (another headache), we were not able to get a carnet de passage. The two options were to either try to arrange our own carnet (including leaving a deposit, etc) or engage an agent to arrange it. We had friends in Iran who tried finding out about arranging our own carnet, but they found it really difficult to get information about the deposit amounts and payments, etc. We also contacted the Iran tourism information, but they referred us to an extremely expensive travel agent.

We decided to go with Mr Hossein from, the same Mr Hossein who is recommended in the lonely planet. We crossed from Turkey at Bazargan and Mr Hossein met us at the border. Immigration was pretty straight forward, but the paperwork for the car took about 5 hrs to process. However, while we waiting Mr Hossein took us into the town for breakfast and to change some money and explained a lot of the unusual but important points about travelling in Iran. Overall a great experience and highly recommend this Mr Hossein for process.
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