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How to get the visa of Iran

To apply for an Iranian visa depends on the nationality of the visa applicant like every country in the world. The non-immigrant Iranian visa permit the traveler to enter Iran for a limited period and this is issued by the embassies and consulates of the Islamic Republic of Iran in traveler’s company or at Iranian international airports. There are different types of visa depending on applicants’ needs.

Iran types of Visa:

1. Entry (type A) visa​

This visa is needed for the foreign citizens who have an invitation letter from ministries, governmental organizations, private & public sectors and etc. for the purpose of negotiating, signing contracts and etc.

Who can apply:
• 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
Needed documents:
• Valid invitation
• Visa application
• Possible interview at the consulate

2. Tourist (type B) visa

This visa is needed for the foreign citizens who tend to travel to Iran for tourist purposes.

Who can apply:
Tourists
Needed documents:
• Visa application
• Possible interview at the consulate

3. Pilgrimage (type C) visa

This visa is needed for the foreign Muslims who tend to make a pilgrimage to holy places in Iran.

Who can apply:
Muslim Tourists
Needed documents:
• Visa application
• Possible interview at the consulate

4. Diplomatic (type D) & Service (type S) visa

This visa is needed for all diplomatic and official passport holders who tend to travel to Iran for the purpose of their job.

Who can apply:
• 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 and etc.
• Diplomatic or Official passport holders with tourist or pilgrimage purposes
Needed documents:
• Official or Diplomatic Passport
• Visa application

5. Education (type E) visa

This visa is needed for the foreign students or religious scholars who tend to study in Iran.

Who can apply:
• School students
• Student
• Researchers
Needed documents:
• Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status from the science ministry, education ministry, or an accredited academic institution
• Visa application

6. Temporary Work (type F) visa

This visa is needed for the foreign citizens who tend to travel to Iran for tourist purposes.

Who can apply:
• Skilled workers
• Specialists in the fields of medical, industrial, …
• Engineers
Needed documents
• Obtaining the labor certificate from a sponsor employer in Iran, approved by the labor ministry
• Visa application

7. Transit (type G) visa

This visa allows the foreign citizens to pass through Iran with no purpose of stay.

Who can apply:
• Drivers
• Tourists
• Merchants
Needed documents:
• Declaring visa to destination
• Visa application

8. Media (type H) visa

This visa is needed for the foreign media, including members of the radio, Tv, press as well as directors and producers of films, reports and etc. who tend to travel to Iran to work in their profession.

Who can apply:
• Reporters
• Producers
• Cameraman
• Movie makers
Needed documents:
• Visa application
• Obtaining the permit from the Media & Public Diplomacy center

 
 

9. Investment (type I) visa

This visa is needed for the foreign investors whose investment permit is approved by the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran.

Who can apply:
• Merchants
• Investors
Needed documents:
• Approval letter from the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran
• Visa application

10. Marital (type M) visa

This visa is needed for the foreign men who are married to Iranian women, as well as their offsprings.

Who can apply:
• Foreign men married to Iranian women.
• Children of such a family
Needed documents:
• Father’s official permission regarding the children’s trip to Iran
• Visa application

 

11. Medical (type T) visa

This visa is needed for the foreign citizens who want to travel to Iran for medical purposes and have already received an approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers through Persian Lotus tour & travel Co.

This item is fully done by Persian Lotus tour & travel Co.
Who can apply:
Patients with physical illnesses
Needed documents:
• Approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers
• Visa application

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