IRANIAN VISA TYPES AND REGULATIONS

Visa is a permission of entry to Iran for a limited period of time issued by Embassies and Consulates General of the  Islamic Republic of Iran abroad, for foreign nationals after receiving the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Visa Types

Visa TypeWho can applyDocuments needed

Entry (type A) visa Visa for Foreign citizens who have an invitation letter from ministries, governmental organizations, private & public sectors, … for the purpose of negotiating, signing contracts, setting up purchased machineries, ….
  • Educational & cultural Faculty members and researchers
  • Common Carriers, transporting goods and people
  • Officials, political, and economic members, art and sports teams, international organizations and specialists
  • Internationally Recognized merchants and experts
  • The United Nations employees and affiliates
  • Relatives of the foreign citizens residing in Iran
  • Valid invitation
  • Visa application
  • Possible interview at the consulate

Tourist (type B) visa Visa for Foreign citizens who intend to travel to Iran for tourist purposes.
  • Tourists

  • Visa application
  • Possible interview at the consulate

Pilgrimage (type C) visa Visa for Foreign Muslims who intend to pilgrimage to holy places in Iran.
  • Muslim Tourists

  • Visa application
  • Possible interview at the consulate
Diplomatic (type D) & Service (type S) visa Visa for all diplomatic and official passport holders and travel purposes
  • Temporary employees of diplomatic and consular offices, and International organization offices in Iran
  • Temporary guests of diplomats or official employees residing in Iran
  • Diplomatic or Official passport holders attending conferences, apprenticeship, cultural & educational programs, …
  • Diplomatic or Official passport holders with tourist or pilgrimage purposes

  • Official or Diplomatic Passport
  • Visa application

Education (type E) visa Visa for foreign students or religious scholars who intend to study in Iran
  • School students
  • Student
  • Researchers

  • Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status from the science ministry, education ministry, or an accredited academic institution
  • Visa application

Temporary Work (type F) visa Visa for foreign citizens who have the intention to work in Iran
  • Skilled workers
  • Specialists in the fields of medical, industrial, …
  • Engineers

  • Obtaining the labor certificate from a sponsor employer in Iran, approved by the labor ministry
  • Visa application

Transit (type G) visa Visa which allows foreign citizens to pass through Iran with no purpose of stay.
  • Drivers
  • Tourists
  • Merchants

  • Declaring visa to destination
  • Visa application

Media (type H) visa Visa for foreign media, including members of the radio, prints, digital, press, as well as directors and producers of films, reports, … traveling to Iran to work in their profession.
  • Reporters
  • Producers
  • Cameraman

  • Visa application
  • Obtaining the permit from the Media & Public Diplomacy center

Investment (type I) visa Visa for foreign investors whose investment permit is approved by the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran.
  • Merchants
  • Investors

  • Approval letter from the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran
  • Visa application

Marital (type M) visa Visa for foreign men who are married to Iranian women, as well as their offsprings.
  • Foreign men married to Iranian women.
  • Children of such a family

  • Father…s official permission regarding the children…s trip to Iran
  • Visa application

Medical (type T) visa Visa for foreign citizens who wish to travel to Iran for medical purposes and have already received an approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers
  • Patients with physical illnesses

  • Approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers
  • Visa application

Extension of Visas

Application for extension of visas, including entry, tourist and pilgrimage visas, are issued by Police Department of Aliens Affairs on the basis of justifiable reasons and approval of the mentioned Bureau.

Diplomatic and service visa will be extended by the Ministry of Foreign affairs upon the request of the concerned foreign Diplomatic mission in Tehran.

Work permit visa will be extended by Police Aliens Affairs Dep. with Coordination of the Department of Aliens Employment at the ministry of labor and Social Affairs and on the basis of request by the Iranian sponsor of the applicant.

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