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 Type||Who can apply||Documents 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, ….|
|Tourist (type B) visa Visa for Foreign citizens who intend to travel to Iran for tourist purposes.|
|Pilgrimage (type C) visa Visa for Foreign Muslims who intend to pilgrimage to holy places in Iran.|
|Diplomatic (type D) & Service (type S) visa Visa for all diplomatic and official passport holders and travel purposes|
|Education (type E) visa Visa for foreign students or religious scholars who intend to study in Iran|
|Temporary Work (type F) visa Visa for foreign citizens who have the intention to work in Iran|
|Transit (type G) visa Visa which allows foreign citizens to pass through Iran with no purpose of stay.|
|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.|
|Investment (type I) visa Visa for foreign investors whose investment permit is approved by the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran.|
|Marital (type M) visa Visa for foreign men who are married to Iranian women, as well as their offsprings.|
|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|
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.